USF was the only team in action Monday night, and came away with a 77-62 win over Stetson. The Bulls (5-3) were led by senior Jasmine Wynne’s 22 points. With the win, the league’s nonconference record sits at 72-25 for a .742 winning percentage. In addition, all 16 teams in the league hold a record of .500 or better and four squads remain undefeated.
For USF, Wynne was the first of four starters to reach double digits. She led all scorers with 16 points in the first half and added five rebounds. It was Wynne’s fourth game in a row scoring double digits.
Junior Kaneisha Saunders had 19 points, sophomore Akila McDonald had 14 points and senior Andrell Smith added 10 points as USF scored a season high 77 points.
“I thought K (Saunders) in the final seven, eight minutes, I thought she made some really good decisions taking care of the basketball, getting to the rim and hitting some big shots,” said Fernandez.
Stetson shot well from the 3-point line to take a 35-34 lead entering halftime despite both teams shooting 40 percent from the field.
“I think the difference between this team is I think (USF) responded,” said Fernandez.
USF continued their hot shooting in the second half and went on an 11-0 run with just under 13 minutes remaining to regain the lead. The Bulls led by as many as 12 points.
“I saw that my team needed me to step up and make big shots and that's what I had to do and that's what I did in the second half,” said Saunders, who scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half.
USF defense continued to dominate at the Recreation Center. USF held Stetson to 32.3 percent shooting for the field and the Bulls forced Stetson to commit 19 turnovers.
Material from interviews, school websites, the Associated Press wire service as well as league and team sources was used in this report.