Women's Basketball routs IMG Academy

Women's Basketball routs IMG Academy

OCALA--The College of Central Florida women's basketball got 20 points and eight rebounds from Thais Oliveira in a 79-57 rout of IMG Academy.

The Patriots (3-2) won their second straight game and improved their record to 2-0 at home this season.

Amanda Melosky (18 points, 13 rebounds), Keaundra Ivory (11 points, six rebounds, four assists) and Briana Mann (10 points, five rebounds) also contributed for CF.

For the game, the Patriots held a 61-32 rebounding edge against the short-handed Ascenders, who dressed just six players.

CF finished with a 21-7 edge in second-chance points and outscored IMG 19-0 off the bench.

Oliveira, who is set to sign with East Carolina, made 10-of-13 shots in the win.

CF was down 20-18 late in the second quarter, but closed things out with a 16-7 run before halftime.

The Patriots outscored IMG 27-14 in the second quarter and went on to outscore the Ascenders by 13 after halftime.

Carley McCoin scored 31 points to lead IMG.

The Lady Patriots return to the court on Saturday when they head to St. Petersburg College. Tip off is at 2 p.m.