Ronni Williams Leads No.19 Gator Women’s Hoops to Win over Wofford

The 19th ranked Florida women’s basketball team went used the College of Central Florida gym in Ocala as its home court to host the Wofford Terriers Wednesday night. The Gators defeated Wofford 74 to 51 and now have a 5-1 record.

Ronni Williams led the Gators with 26 points and 11 rebounds, which was a career high for the senior. The game opening 10-2 run was also started by Williams, as well as the first six points in the game.

Williams high scoring game is no surprise to those who see her in practice. Florida coach Amanda Butler says she’s not only just a good rebounder but has a great work ethic.

“We are very blessed to have a player like Ronni who is one of our best, and obviously tonight our absolute best and in practice is often our hardest worker,” Butler said.

Early in the fourth quarter the Terriers were able to somewhat close their 28 point deficit to 14 points. That didn’t last for long when Tyshara Fleming and Christinaki added jumpers to give the Gators an 18 point lead at 61-43 that started a 15-3 run.

Eleanna Christinaki had another 20 point game, her fourth of the season, and in the second quarter she went 5-of-7 shooting and added 14 points.

Coach Butler described Christinaki’s shot selection as “perfect” as she played very smart Wednesday night. 

Haley Lorenzen was another player to score in double figures with 10 points.She was 5-of-8 shooting and this was her 24th double-figure scoring game of her career.

Dyandria Anderson had a game high six assists in 16 minutes, while Fleming blocked five shots, which ties her career high. She also had eight rebounds as well.

Up next the Gators will head to Tempe, Arizona to face Long Beach State Saturday.  On Sunday, they will play either Boston University or Arizona State.

 

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