OCALA-- The College of Central Florida women's basketball team defeated IMG Academy on Wednesday night at Patriot gym.
The Lady Patriots found themselves down by one point after the first quarter, but surged back for a 26-point second quarter to take a 45-32 lead into the half, thanks in part to its 63 percent shooting from the field. CF would go on to hold off IMG to secure the 79-67 win.
CF received great performances from freshman forward Desiree Mack and sophomore center N'Mya Pierce. Pierce recorded her fifth double-digit performance in six games, putting up a team-high 24 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Mack finished the night with 22 points and seven rebounds.
As a team, the Lady Patriots shot over 50 percent from the field on the night and received 34 spots from its reserves in the win.
CF will have the remainder of the week off as the Lady Patriots prepare for its next conference home game against Florida State College at Jacksonville on Wednesday night. The conference doubleheader will be tipoff at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m., on Wednesday night at Patriot Gym in Ocala.