Omaha, Neb. — Junior Audrey Faber delivered a seven of the Bluejays’ record tying 17 three-pointers, but #13 Florida State proved too much for the Creighton women’s basketball team as the Seminoles bested the Bluejays 92-82 on Thursday, Dec. 21.
The loss dropped the Bluejays to 6-4 on the season, while Florida State moved to 11-1.
Creighton came out on fire in the first quarter, hitting seven three-pointers in the opening frame to build a 25-19 edge. Trailing 13-8 with 5:56 left in the opening period, sophomore Jaylyn Agnew lit fire with eight straight points. Agnew’s run began with a jumper in the lane, and then she connected from downtown on consecutive possessions to give the Bluejays a 16-13 lead (3:53). Agnew’s burst ignited her teammates as sophomore Olivia Elger, senior Myah Mellman and Faber all connected from downtown in the frame.
The hot shooting from the Bluejays continued in the second quarter with another six three-pointers. Freshman Temi Carda opened the second with a running 12-foot jumper to give the Bluejays their largest lead (27-19). Florida State, however, used a 10-3 run to make it a one-point affair at 30-29 with 7:36 remaining. Each squad’s offense worked seamlessly in the period, trading buckets throughout the rest of the quarter. Tied at 49-49 with under a minute left, the Bluejays scored last as Faber delivered a driving layup to send Creighton to the half up 51-49.
The third period saw both teams make adjustments to limit the scoring. The Seminoles took advantage by surging ahead 67-60 heading into the fourth. The athleticism of Florida State proved too much for Creighton in the second half as the Bluejays would get no closer than six (71-65).
Faber led all scorers with 30 points, while Elger closed the game with 20 and Agnew posted 17 points.
Five Seminoles finished in double figures led by 19 from Chatrice White and 17 from AJ Alix.
Creighton will take a few days off for the holidays, but return to action on Thursday, Dec. 28 as Creighton opens BIG EAST play against nationally ranked Villanova at 7:00 p.m.