UF women pick up basketball win

Published: Friday, November 25, 2011 at 10:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 25, 2011 at 10:57 p.m.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Senior Jordan Jones launched a Gator career-high 28 points, junior Jennifer George powered in her second consecutive double-double and Florida pulled away from La Salle for an 85-74 win on the opening day of play at the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic held at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center on the campus of LIU in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The win was the fourth straight for the Gators (4-1), who also received 16 points and nine rebounds from senior guard Lanita Bartley and 12 points and four assists from sophomore guard Jaterra Bonds.

The Gators next play Charlotte (5-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in their second game of the two-day event. The 49ers lost to host LIU, 81-72, in the opening game of the tournament.

Florida leads the six-game series versus Charlotte, 5-1, however it was the 49ers who earned the most recent victory, rallying for an 81-77 overtime final in the third round of last year's Postseason WNIT. The Gators had topped the 49ers in last year's second round of the PRESEASON WNIT, 76-70.

Fans can tune into the game on the radio at WBXY-FM 99.5 “The Star” in Gainesville.

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