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Jama Sharp scored 10 points in 34 minutes for the Hatters on Friday.
by: Stetson University
Women's Basketball Falls at Florida State, 79-49
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  11/29/2013
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Sasha Sims scored 16 points and Jama Sharp added 10, but the Stetson women's basketball team (3-3) fell 79-49 to host Florida State Friday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The loss snapped Stetson's two-game win streak.

An early 14-0 run by Florida State (5-1) put the Hatters down early, but Stetson climbed back to within nine at halftime and to within six early in the second half.

"In the first half I thought we played as tough as anyone could against them," Stetson head coach Lynn Bria said.  "I thought for the first six minutes we just weren't used to their size. We couldn't see and we turned the ball over, and that hurt us."

After Sharp's three-pointer 30 seconds into the second half cut the Seminoles' lead to just 39-33, Stetson would connect on just six field goals the rest of the way.

"In the second half we scored early, but they went on a run and we just couldn't score," Bria said.  "They wore us down a little bit inside."

Florida State, which entered the game just outside the Top 25, shot 47 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Hatters 47-25.  Senior forward Natasha Howard scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting.

Hatter freshman Amber Porter contributed defensively with a season-high four blocks. 

"I thought Amber Porter played big-time basketball," Bria said.  "She blocked shots, she altered their shots, and she scored for us. I thought Sasha Sims had a great game. Jama Sharp also played well. However, when you play a team like this you need everyone to show up, and we had people not show up today."

Stetson will stay in Tallahassee over the weekend and play Florida A&M on Monday at 6 p.m. 

Notes: Stetson went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line ... Sasha Sims scored 13+ points for the 13th straight game ... DeAsia Beal collected season-highs of five points and five rebounds and hit her first career three-pointer.

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