GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

South Florida 62, High Point 46

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and USF coach Jose Fernandez got his 400th career win as the No. 16 Bulls beat High Point 62-46.

Fernandez - who was, in November of 2000, elevated from recruiting coordinator to head coach after just months at USF - took over a moribund program that hadn't finished better than one-game over .500 since moving to Division I in 1982. After going 4-24 in his first season, Fernandez has helped the Bulls to seven NCAA Tournament bids, 16 postseason appearances in the last 17 years, and nine 20-victory seasons.

"I've been here a long time," Fernandez dead-panned after the game. "I should have a lot of wins."

The Bulls missed their first seven field-goal attempts and committed two turnovers in the first 5 minutes as High Point (3-6) scored eight of the first nine points but USF closed the first quarter on a 13-4 run to take a two-point lead. Nakyah Terrell made a layup to open the scoring in the second and make it 14-all but Bethy Mununga answered with a 3-pointer and South Florida led the rest of the way.

Mununga shot 6 of 8 from the field and finished with 16 points for USF (8-3). Elena Tsineke added 14 points and five assists and Elisa Pinzan had 10 assists to go with two points on 1-of-3 shooting.

Jensen Edwards made 7 of 11 overall, 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and finished with 17 points for High Point. The rest of the Panthers shot just 21% (8 of 38) from the field.


High Point
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Wrightsell F 21 3-9 2-2 1-4 0-3 0 0 1 2 4 9
C. Johnson G 35 2-10 0-0 1-6 0-4 2 1 0 0 3 5
J. Edwards G 33 7-11 0-0 3-4 0-3 1 0 1 4 1 17
C. Scheier G 28 1-6 0-0 1-6 0-1 0 0 2 0 1 3
N. Terrell G 28 2-4 3-4 0-0 1-3 1 0 1 3 3 7
J. Edwards 24 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-1 3 0 3 1 2 0
A. McNear 16 0-4 4-4 0-3 0-4 0 1 0 2 3 4
C. Wyatt 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Meadows 6 0-2 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals   198 15-49
(.306)
10-12
(.833)
6-27
(.222)
2-20 7 2 8 12 17 46


South Florida
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Mununga F 25 6-8 2-2 2-2 1-5 1 0 1 3 3 16
D. Fankam Mendjiadeu F 23 7-10 5-8 0-0 1-4 0 0 1 4 4 19
E. Pinzan G 34 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-3 10 0 0 2 1 2
E. Tsineke G 25 4-7 3-3 1-1 0-2 5 0 0 3 2 12
A. Wilson G 18 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 2 3 0
M. Alvarez 24 3-7 2-2 1-5 0-4 0 0 1 0 2 9
S. Leverett 16 1-3 2-2 0-0 0-5 0 2 0 1 3 4
C. Bermejo 15 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Guerreiro 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
M. Lazic 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
B. Weary 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Betancourt 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Williams 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 22-45
(.489)
14-17
(.824)
4-10
(.400)
6-39 17 2 3 18 20 62


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