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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Women’s Basketball Loses to FSU in Tallahassee

Rutgers women's basketball head coach, C. Vivian Stringer. (Photo by John Jones - Double G Media)

Rutgers women’s basketball head coach, C. Vivian Stringer. (Photo by John Jones – Double G Media)

The Rutgers University Scarlet Knights women’s basketball team traveled to Tallahassee, FL to take on Florida State on Thursday night. This game was part of the Women’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Ariel Butts committed two fouls and the Seminoles took a 4-0 early lead. That 4-0 lead was extended to 8-2 after Kahleah Cooper, who scored the Knights’ first points of the game, committed a foul to allow FSU to shoot free throws.

Leticia Romero was the leading scorer for the Noles, scoring 11 points in the first quarter. Florida State lead by a score of 19-4. The Knights had not scored a single bucket in the final 5:40 in the quarter.

The Lady Knights began a run and the closest the game got for them was 25-14. The Noles had a scoring drought of 3:34. They lead 34-16 over the Knights at halftime.

Shakayla Thomas scored 10 points on 5-7 shooting through the third quarter for the Noles. They lead the Knights by a score of 47-28 at the end of the third quarter.

The Knights began the fourth quarter on a 5-2 run to make the score 49-33 with 7:30 left. While it was looking bleak, the Lady Knights were still in the game. However, the Noles would pull away and win the game by a score of 65-43.

The Knights will head back to Piscataway for a five-game homestand. The first game will be on Sunday at 2 p.m ET against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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