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FAU women romp past Siena 83-39

FAU women romp past Siena 83-39

Owls built a 54-17 halftime lead
FAU women romp past Siena 83-39
Coach Ali Jaques' Siena team lost 83-39 at Florida Atlantic on Tuesday.
Photographer: Erica Miller

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Florida Atlantic women made short work of Siena on Tuesday, scoring the first 22 points of the game on the way to an 83-39 non-conference victory.

The Saints (1-4) had no answer for 6-foot-1 guard Juliette Gauthier, who scored 11 points in the first quarter to propel FAU (2-2) to a 26-4 lead. She made three 3-pointers in a span of 1:29 to give the Owls a 17-0 lead.

Gauthier finished with 24 points on 9-for-18 from the field, including 6-for-11 on 3's.

Amari Anthony scored 16 points and had eight rebounds for Siena, which trailed 54-17 at halftime.

SIENA (39)

Anthony 5-16 3-4 16, Piper 3-18 2-6 9, Gerostergiou 1-5 0-0 3, Williamson 1-9 0-0 2, Blasetti 0-0 1-4 1, Watts 3-5 0-0 6, Istanbulluoglu 0-2 1-2 1, Thomas 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 13-55 8-18 39.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (83)

Gauthier 9-18 0-2 24, Vehka-Aho 3-4 4-4 10, Primm 3-7 3-5 9, Gaye 3-4 0-0 8, Ozola 1-2 0-0 3, Voss 4-6 2-2 10, Zaph 2-10 2-2 7, Tylka 3-5 0-0 7, Gaston 2-7 1-2 5, Abelson 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 30-63 12-17 83.

Siena    4 13 18  3—39

FAU    26 28 11 18—83


Three-point goals: Siena 5-22 (Anthony 3-8, Piper 1-6, Gerostergiou 1-2, Williams 0-4, Istanbulluoglu 0-2); Florida Atlantic 11-23 (Gauthier 6-11, Vehka-Aho 0-1, Gaye 2-3, Ozola 1-2, Voss 0-2, Zaph 1-3, Tylka 1-1). Rebounds: Siena 29 (Anthony 8); Florida Atlantic 53 (Gauthier 12). Assists: Siena 6 (Blasetti 4); Florida Atlantic 19 (Zaph 6). Total fouls: Siena 21; Florida Atlantic 21. A — 552.

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