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Severine Uggen’s career-high 29 points pushes the Panthers past Flagler

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Florida Tech 82, Flagler 73
Records: Florida Tech (1-2) | Flagler (2-1)
Location: Clemente Center | Melbourne, Fla.

FIRST HALF: 

  • Tech got off to a strong start, taking a 12-4 lead within the first four minutes. Severine Uggen contributed nine of the 12 points.
  • Panthers kept their lead no less than four for the remained of the quarter. A jumper by Makayla Daniels, two free throws from Fanny Paulin, and an Uggen three at the last second gave Tech their largest lead heading into the second quarter, 27-16.
  • Momentum shifted as Flagler looked to close the gap. Two consecutive baskets from beyond the arc closed Tech’s lead to five.
  • Two more back-to-back three’s put the Saint’s down by one with 2:28 to go.
  • Tech rattled off a 6-3 run in the final 1:21 to take the advantage at the half, 50-45. Aiste Vaitekunaite sunk a three at the buzzer.

SECOND HALF: 

  • Flagler came out hot in the third quarter recording three consecutive layups to take their first lead of the game by one.
  • Teams exchanged baskets and leads for the next five minutes until a wide-open Fanny Hakanson three and Uggen jumper off a Hannah Roney slick steal pushed Tech to a six-point lead. Tech didn’t give up the lead the remainder of the way.
  • Flagler’s press didn’t affect the Panther’s, keeping their lead a large as five with 3:03 to go.
  • Panthers capped off the game scoring eight more points to Flagler’s two to give them their first win of the season.
     

COACHES CORNER:
“This was a high scoring game, which suits us,” said Reynolds. “I thought Hannah Roney had a good game, Sev (Uggen) was hot in the first half, and Hakanson got some three’s up. We have multiple kids that can score. It was a very high tempo game and Flagler’s a great team with great coaches. I’m happy to take the win, but there are some things were going to need to correct so we can continue to be successful the next time out.”
NOTABLE PANTHERS:

  • Uggen led with a career-high 29 points going 5-of-6 from beyond the arc.
  • Hakanson ended with 14 points, four rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.
  • Aiste Vaitekunaite posted a team high eight rebounds, along with 12 points and went 5-5 at the charity stripe.
  • Roney added 10 points with five assists, three rebounds, and a game-high four steals.

 
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:

  • Tech finished the game shooting 41.4% (29-70) from the field, 35.7% (10-23) from beyond the arc, and 82.4% (14-17) at the three-throw line. Flagler ended at 50.0% (32-64) shooting, 26.1% (6-23) at the three, and 60.0% (3-5) at the charity stripe.
  • Saints had an advantage in rebounds (40-34) and points in the paint (32-22), while Tech outscored Flagler in points off turnovers (20-9) and bench points (14-12)
  • Lead changed nine times and tied just twice.

UP NEXT: Florida Tech hosts Saint Leo on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Clemente Center. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

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