Once again, USF women roll at home

by Gary Shelton on February 8, 2018 · 0 comments

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Laksa hustles for a loose ball in USF win./CARMEN MANDATO

Laksa hustles for a loose ball in USF win./CARMEN MANDATO

Thursday, 2 a.m.

"This is how a team warms up for a big game. Now, we just have to see how the USF women perform Saturday against  13th-ranked Ohio State.

The Bulls won their ninth of 10 home games Wednesday night, beating East Carolina, 88-47. On the night, USF hit 14 three-pointers.

Kitija Laksa had her 10th 20-point effort of the season, scoring 25 points. Laksa hit five three-pointers and had four rebounds, four assists

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Prieto looks for an open teammate./CARMEN MANDATO

Prieto looks for an open teammate./CARMEN MANDATO

and a steal. Laura Ferreira scored 16 points and finished 71 percent from the floor. Maria Jespersen had 12 points. Alba Prieto had 13 and Vanessa Blagmon had 11. Laia Flores had nine rebounds.

Blamon scored 11 points for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Blagmon scored 11 points for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

“I’m pleased with how we shot the ball," said coach Jose Fernandez. "I don’t think we’ve shot the ball like that in a long, long time.”

Fernandez was impressed with freshman Prieto and Blagmon.

"They are going to have really nice careers here," Fernandez said. "They stayed with the process and have continued to work, invest and put in time. They got opportunities tonight and played very well.”

Sunday's game against Ohio State begins at 2 p.m.

Jespersen scores on a layup for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

Jespersen scores on a layup for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

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