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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Posting its sixth-straight victory, the University of Florida women’s basketball team (7-1) overpowered the visiting North Florida Ospreys, 89-64, Monday afternoon at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in its non-conference finale.
At 7-1, Florida finishes the non-conference slate with its best winning percentage (.875) in five years.
The Gators came out hot, scoring a season-best 31 first quarter points, and never looked back as they extended their record to 6-0 at home. Paced by a fast-paced and versatile offense, the Gators featured five double-figure scorers, led by sophomore standout Lavender Briggs and newcomer Jordyn Merritt, who added 15 points apiece. For Briggs, it was the All-SEC talent’s 33rd time scoring in double figures in her career while it was the rookie Merritt’s first and a new career high for the talented Texan.
Also scoring in double figures was junior Kristina Moore, who tied her career best with 12, super sub Danielle Rainey, who poured in 14 and senior point guard Kiki Smith. Smith finished just shy of