Adderton and free throws carry FMU past Young Harris 82-73

Adderton and free throws carry FMU past Young Harris 82-73

FLORENCE, SC – Junior forward Kiana Adderton scored 10 of her career-high 26 points in the second quarter to fuel a Francis Marion University rally as the Patriots claimed an 82-73 Peach Belt Conference win over visiting Young Harris College, Saturday afternoon (Dec. 21) in women's basketball action.

FMU improves to 5-3 and evens its PBC record at 1-1.  Francis Marion will return from the holidays with a pair of conference road games at Columbus State University (Jan. 4) and at USC Aiken (Jan. 8), before hosting Lander University on Jan. 11.

Adderton made 8-of-15 shots and was 7-of-10 at the free throw stripe.  She also handed out five assists and pilfered four steals.  Playing without the services of senior point guard Abigail Bullock who missed the game with an illness, FMU also received 15 points and seven rebounds from sophomore center Zaria Woods, a career-high 13 points from junior guard Camryn Johnson, and 12 points from junior guard Khamele Manning.  Johnson also dished out six assists, while committing only one turnover in 38 minutes of action.

The Patriots also excelled at the charity line, making 28-of-34 attempts compared to only 10-of-12 for the Mountain Lions.

Junior guard Niaya White led Young Harris (5-4, 0-2) with 20 points, while sophomore guard Sarah Woghiren tallied 17 points and six rebounds.

The Mountain Lions led 20-13 after one quarter and expanded the margin to 11 points (25-14) early in the second period.  Following a Patriot timeout during which the squad received a tongue-lashing from head coach Jeri Porter, FMU responded with six straight points.  The Patriots would eventually outscore the Mountain Lions 23-10 over the final 6:42 of the half resulting in a 37-35 Francis Marion advantage at halftime.  FMU would not trail again.

Young Harris did knot the score at 47-47 midway through the third period, but a three-pointer by freshman Kristian Wall highlighted a 6-0 run by the Patriots. FMU led 57-53 as the period ended.

A three-pointer by Manning pushed the Francis Marion advantage to 64-55 with 7:22 left.  Young Harris closed to within 70-67 with 3:45 left, but FMU scored 10 of the game's next 12 points to lead 80-69 with 18 ticks left. 

Francis Marion shot 44.9 percent from the floor and was 10-of-28 from behind the three-point arc. Young Harris connected on 44.4 percent of their field goal attempts and was 7-of-20 from long range.

 

Post-game comments from FMU head coach Jeri Porter and junior forward Kiana Adderton

 

12/21/19 1:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
FRANCIS MARION 82, YOUNG HARRIS 73
YOUNG HARRIS (5-4,0-2 Peach Be)
Niaya White 9-12 0-0 20; Sarah Woghiren 7-15 2-4 17; Carly Winters 3-13 2-2
11; Jada Griffin 4-7 2-2 10; Bria Clemmons 3-6 2-2 9; Kalen Surles 2-4 0-0
4; Samantha Russell 0-2 2-2 2; Mackenzie Johnson 0-2 0-0 0; Lindsey Caudell
0-0 0-0 0; Haylie Shope 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-63 10-12 73.
FRANCIS MARION (5-3,1-1 Peach Be)
Kiana Adderton 8-15 7-10 26; Zaria Woods 5-8 5-6 15; Camryn Johnson 2-5 8-8
13; Khamele Manning 4-10 0-0 12; Kristian Wall 2-6 3-4 9; Tatyana McClaney
1-2 4-4 6; Briana White 0-0 1-2 1; Macy Passmore 0-2 0-0 0; Scarlett Gilmore
0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 28-34 82.
Young Harris..................   20   15   18   20  -   73
Francis Marion................   13   24   20   25  -   82
3-point goals--Young Harris 7-20 (Carly Winters 3-10; Niaya White 2-2; Sarah
Woghiren 1-3; Bria Clemmons 1-2; Haylie Shope 0-1; Samantha Russell 0-1;
Kalen Surles 0-1), Francis Marion 10-28 (Khamele Manning 4-8; Kiana Adderton
3-7; Kristian Wall 2-6; Camryn Johnson 1-4; Macy Passmore 0-2; Scarlett
Gilmore 0-1). Fouled out--Young Harris-None, Francis Marion-None.
Rebounds--Young Harris 33 (Jada Griffin 7), Francis Marion 28 (Kristian Wall
7; Zaria Woods 7). Assists--Young Harris 19 (Bria Clemmons 9), Francis
Marion 18 (Camryn Johnson 6). Total fouls--Young Harris 25, Francis Marion
13. Technical fouls--None. A-633