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FSU women hold off Wake

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Florida State shook off its Thursday blues.

Nicki Ekhomu and Kiah Gillespie each scored 14 points as the No. 14 Seminoles poured it on in the second quarter and held off a late charge from Wake Forest, 70-65 on Thursday night.

Valencia Myers had eight points and a season-high 10 rebounds for FSU (16-3, 5-3 ACC), which won after losing its last three games played on Thursdays.

Freshman River Baldwin capped a 12-point performance by draining five of six free-throw attempts in the final 90 seconds to hold the Demon Deacons in bay.

FSU shot 27 of 67 (40.3 percent) from the floor. Ekhomu made 4 of 7 shots from beyond the arc.

Wake’s Ivana Raca scored 27 points on 10 of 23 shooting. But FSU held the Demon Deacons (11-8, 4-4) to just 2 of 12 from beyond the arc (16.7 percent).

The Seminoles began to pull away in the first quarter before outscoring Wake 15-7 in the second quarter.

FSU plays host to Miami on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will air on the ACC Network.

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