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Florida Women’s Basketball Falls to #4 South Carolina, Losing Streak Extended to Three Games

By on February 24th, 2014

The Florida women’s basketball team (17-10, 7-7 SEC) fell to the #4 South Carolina Gamecocks (25-2, 13-1 SEC) 69-55 on Sunday, pushing a Gator losing streak to three games.

Florida head coach Amanda Butler talked about the game.

“It was very, very, very physical in the paint. We’ve got to be able to handle that better, regardless of whether the whistle is blown or not,” Butler said. “I thought we had a lot of fight, a lot of toughness from some individuals. Ultimately, not enough toughness all the way across the board.”

One of those individuals was senior guard Jaterra Bonds. Bonds played well for the Gators, scoring 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting.

Butler talked about her senior guard.

“She did as she typically does: exactly what we ask her to do, and that was just to be aggressive and attack the rim fearlessly with no hesitation,” Butler said. “They’ve got great shot blockers on their team. We didn’t want that to change our offensive approach, and I think the way Jaterra played was her following game plan really well.”

Kayla Lewis also played well for the Gators. She was the only other player in double figures with 15 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

The Gators will remain on the road when they take on Vanderbilt Thursday.

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