Miami, Florida – The FIU put together a 27-point fourth quarter to snatch a 50-44 victory over Charlotte on Thursday morning. Couldn’t finish.
“At the end of the day, we were restless,” the head coach began Cara Consuegra“We gave them an opportunity to close out the game. It’s a real shame. We’ve got to use this as an opportunity to grow, keep our composure and be able to execute when the pressure doesn’t go away.”
FIU (11-10, 6-6 C-USA) scored the first five points of the game ahead of Charlotte (9-11, 5-6). Kiana Rembert Home the first four Niners. Jada McMillian After passing the halfway point, it becomes a one-point game with a quick layup Tracy Houston We were tied 8-8 and played at 3:40. Jaycee Busic McMillian followed with four and the last two from Lembert to give them a 16-10 advantage after one, so they started an 8-0 run to end first.
The Niners’ defense kept the Panthers scoreless from the 2:37 mark in the first to 6:44 points in the second, with Rembert converting just two points to start the second. Maia McGraw Keysteel and McMillian’s buzzer beaters slowed FIU’s momentum, giving the visitors a 21-15 lead heading into the recess.
Looked good through the three
McMillian and Rembert brought home two more quick points at 1:09 in the third when the Niners were forced into an FIU timeout at 25-15. Lawrence pushed his 12 aside in just over a minute, and in the middle of three defenders Houston laid up at his 4:29 mark to bring the lead back to his double digits. Eilesha Wadewith Rembert added a late layup and three goals from the Charity Stripes by McMillian gave them a 36–23 lead to fourth.
did not end
After just 23 points in the first 30 minutes of action, the Panthers found a way to put up 27 in the fourth for a 6-point win. Lawrence scored 4 of the 8 points and McGraw scored 2 and 2 from McMillian’s line. The FIU came off the field 14-7 in his final ten minutes, but the Niners lost him 15-3.
McMillian led with a team-high 15, followed by Rembert with 75% shooting and a team-high dozen with Lawrence on seven boards.
Weekend Recap Saturday
Saturday afternoon, the Niners will travel up I-95 to Boca Raton to face Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m. All links to watch, watch and follow can be found online at http://www.charlotte49ers.com. .