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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another victory in Women's Basketball

The Gators returned to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, along with 2,053 Gator fans Sunday and edged South Carolina, 59-56 for the win. Florida went out to an early lead 20-7, but South Carolina closed in. By intermission the teams were tied 27-27. The second half was a back-and-forth battle with the Gators showing resilience to stay in the game. With 18 seconds left, Trumae Lucas hit a jumper. With mere seconds left, South Carolina shot and missed. Sharielle Smith pulled down the rebound, and was fouled. Smith hit both free throws for a 59-56 win. Trumae Lucas and Sharielle Smith lead the Gators with 11 points apiece. Steffi Sorensen, Lonnika Thompson, and Azania Stewart each added 8 points. Head coach, Amanda Butler said "I'm obviously elated. It was a huge win. We won today because of our toughness".

--Rodney Rogers

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