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Program record 22 threes for FGCU in win

Lee Herald Favicon 16The FGCU women’s basketball team tied a program record with 22 threes, and had little trouble with Abilene Christian on Sunday, rolling to a 94-55 win to cap off a stretch of eight straight road games over three weeks.

After a close first period, the Eagles started to pull away in the second as the three-ball kept falling in the second, including a 14-2 run to the end the first half which saw a trio of three from Taylor Gradinjan, who was 6-of-10 from three point range as part of an 18 point night.

The Eagles led 48-25 at the half, and by as many as 45 in the fourth period.

When Chandler Ryan hit a three with 4:20 left in the game, it matched the program record of 22 threes set against East Tennessee State in 2013.

Four Eagles scored in double figures, with Nasrin Ulel leading the Eagles with 19 points – including five threes — Gradinjan, Chandler Ryan added 11, and Rosemarie Julien scored 10.

FGCU shot 54 percent from the field on Sunday, and 48 percent – 22-of-45 – from three in the win.

After playing their season opener at home against Illinois on Nov. 12, FGCU has not played a home game since. They’ll finally play in Alico Arena again after eight games and 22 days against NAIA Southeastern on Tuesday.


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