DAYTONA, FLA.-Shekinah Guthrie hauled in a school record 20 rebounds and four Bucs finished in double figures in scoring, but it wasn't enough Friday night as #12 FSW fell to DME Academy 74-71 to fall to 4-2 on the year.
The Bucs got off to a good start, taking the lead after the first quarter and pushing their advantage to 13 before the half at 38-25. But the second half didn't go as well for FSW as a talented DME squad roared back to tie the game in the fourth quarter before taking a lead of their own and holding on for a 74-71 win to stun the Bucs at the final horn.
All eyes pointed towards the free throw line for FSW, where things were anything but free Friday night. The Bucs finished just 13 for 30 from the charity stripe, missing out on 17 points in the three point loss.
One bright spot for FSW in the loss was the play of Shekinah Guthrie who pulled down a school record 20 rebounds while also adding 11 points in her first career double-double. Joining Guthrie in double figures in scoring was Tina Stephens with 17, Za'Nautica Downs with 11, and Simone Lett with 10.
The Bucs shot just under 40% in the contest and were 4-15 from three-point land.
FSW falls to 4-2 on the year with the loss.
Next up for the Bucs is the rubber match of a three game season series with Broward on Wednesday in Davie. The Seahawks won the first matchup to open the season before FSW bounced back for a 13 point win in their latest meeting.
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SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION ARENA
The Buccaneers compete in the brand new Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Suncoast Credit Union Arena is approximately 75,000 square feet and is home to the FSW basketball teams and a student athletic center. The arena seats approximately 3,300 fans and includes six skyboxes, a hospitality event center, competition courts that convert into recreational courts, athletic office space, student, faculty and staff wellness, and an athletic center with a fitness pavilion, men's and women's locker rooms and a weight training area. The arena has two Daktronics displays, on the north and south walls, that each measure 10 feet high by 20 feet wide. Both displays incorporate variable content zoning to each show one large image or they can be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages. One-hundred feet of ribbon displays have been installed on the east and west walls of the arena. The ribbons provide the opportunity to supplement the content on the main displays as well as highlight sponsors throughout events.