A second-half rally was not enough as Kennesaw State lost 72-59 to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday.

Trailing 63-42 with 8:40 left in the game, the Owls (3-16, 0-4 ASUN Conference) went on a 13-0 run over the next 4 minutes to make it a single-digit game, but the Eagles (6-13, 1-3) ultimately pulled back ahead.

Danny Lewis led Kennesaw State with 16 points, while Tyler Hooker had 13 and Bobby Parker 12.

The Owls, who have lost their last six games, will have a day off before traveling to Lipscomb on Monday.

Schadrac Casimir scored a game-high 34 points for Florida Gulf Coast, hitting six 3-pointers and shooting 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Zach Scott was the only other score in double digits, with 10 points.

Former Kell High School standout Brian Thomas had a good game off the bench, totaling six points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

 

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Florida Gulf Coast 69, Kennesaw State 46: An early hole was too much to dig out from as the Owls lost to the ASUN Conference leaders.

Kennesaw State (5-12, 1-3) shot 29.8 percent (14-for-47) for the game and did not reach 30 points until early in the fourth quarter.

Alexis Poole scored a team-high 16 points for the Owls, going 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Kamiyah Street added 12 points.

Kennesaw State had some success defensively, with Amani Johnson contributing four steals, and the Owls totaling eight blocks.

Kennesaw State will hit the road Tuesday, facing conference newcomer North Alabama.

Destiny Washington had a game-high 19 points for Florida Gulf Coast (13-4, 4-0), with Lisa Zderadicka adding 15. Tytionia Adderly had 13 rebounds.

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