FSU women drain 3s in road rout

Kiah Gillespie and Kourtney Weber scored 16 points apiece and No. 12 Florida State made 14-3-pointers to roll to an 86-42 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.

Nicki Ekhomu had 15 points and Nausia Woolfolk added 13 points for the Seminoles (5-0). Weber tied her career high.

Gillespie had four 3-pointers to lead the way and Sammie Puisis hit two, giving the freshman a long-distance shot in the first five games of her career. That is the longest streak to start a career since Alexa Deluzio made a three in her first six games in 2009.

Sophomore Amaya Brown scored five points in her first game since suffering a knee injury in January. Brown had surgery and has returned a few weeks earlier than expected.

In addition to going 14 of 34 (41%) from 3-point range, the Seminoles were a plus-10 in rebounding and had 26 assists on 30 baskets and committed just nine turnovers.

Leading 15-11 after one quarter, FSU turned 11-straight points into an 18-3 run going into halftime for a 38-20 lead. The Seminoles scored the first five points of the third quarter and then went on a 17-1 run.

Tylah Lampey led the Flames (0-5) with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Her teammates went 7 of 43.

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