Dec. 8, 2006
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla - The Argos finally break down their early season roadblock with a win at Nova Southeastern 58-49. The story for the West Florida Women so far this season was `Look great at home, and blah on the road.' But tonight, the Argos got a win away from home on their fifth try. The victory improves UWF to 6-4 on the season, with another road game coming up within 24 hours at Florida Memorial.
Coach Shannan Bergen exclaimed, "well, we didn't play our best, but we came out with good defensive intensity and kept the game close until we started scoring. On the road, you are often not going to shoot well at the start, and so you need to rely on your defense to keep you in the game, and we did that tonight."
The Argos got the first basket of the game by Tara Russ, but only connected on one of the next nine shots, but only trailed by 4 points when they got going offensively. Then the Argos outscored the NSU sharks 15-4 to finish the first half with a 10 point lead. The first half run was sparked by three pointers from Laura Davis and Samantha Schlaegal, and a runner by Karmeshia Easley as the clock ran out to end the half with a 30-20 halftime lead.
UWF pushed the lead in the second half with some very balanced scoring, as all 11 players scored for the Argos. The biggest lead was 21 points, but the Sharks got hot and cut the lead to 10 points quickly. The Argos then got a lift from Abena Bosia with an offensive rebound and basket, followed by a steal and a layup from Tiffany Scott.
"We really need the great rebounding from Bobo (Abena Bosia 21 rebounds) and the solid pressure defense from tip (Tiffany Scott), and tonight they did great," said Coach Bergen. Meanwhile, Nova Southeastern stayed close with the Argos due to 18 of 20 from the Free Throw Line. The Sharks (1-4) were led by Jennifer Havens with 14 points, while the Argos were led by Bosia with 11 points.