Knights Fall To FGCU

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ORLANDO – The UCF women's basketball team dropped a 70-57 decision to FGCU on Sunday afternoon in Addition Financial Arena.
FGCU (4-2), who is receiving votes in the USA Today/WBCA Top 25 poll, scored the first eight points of the contest and maintained its lead for the duration of the game. The Eagles hit 14 three-pointers while shooting 53.8 percent from beyond the arc.
UCF (2-1) rallied in the second quarter to outscore the Eagles and pulled within single digits, 37-29, at halftime. In the third period, the Knights responded each time the visitors looked to put distance between the squads but trailed 50-40 entering the final 10 minutes.
Baskets from Diamond Battles and Kiera Brown pulled UCF within six, 50-44, in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, but FGCU hit five three-pointers in the final frame to take the victory.
Eight of the nine Knights that saw action on Sunday registered at least two points. Masseny Kaba and Brittney Smith each had 11 points and eight rebounds. Kaba also had five assists for the Knights.
Kiera Brown came off the bench to score a career-best seven points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out a pair of assists and had a steal in a career-high 31 minutes.
UCF opens American Athletic Conference action on Dec. 15, hosting Tulane in Addition Financial Arena. The teams tip at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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