Dec. 2, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. -
Francine Houston led the Golden Knights with a career high 29 points when the Black and Gold defeated the Belmont Bruins 77-42. With the win, the Knights improved to 2-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Atlantic Sun while the Bruins fell to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the A-Sun.
Houston was 9-for-16 from the field, 5-for-7 from behind the arc and 6-for-7 from the charity line. She also had four rebounds, two assists, one steal and no fowls.
Takira Allen and Shelby Weber led the Knights with eight rebounds apiece. Weber also led the team in blocks with six.
At the half, UCF was up 34-18 with the momentum in their favor. As a team, the Knights were shooting 43.3% from the field, 50.0% from behind the three-point line and 66.7% on free throws. Houston had scored 18 of her 29 points after going 6-for-9 nine in the field, 4-for-4 from the arc and 2-for-3 from the charity line.
Knights took the lead with 12:11 left in the first half and never looked back. UCF's lead was as large as 37 at one point in the second half. This marked the largest margin of victory the Knights had ever had against Belmont.
The Knights return to action on Saturday, December 4 when they take on Lipscomb at 2 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's game are still available. Adults are $5. Youth age 17 and under and seniors age 55 and older pay $3. Children under five and UCF students with a valid UCF student I.D. are admitted free. Tickets for all Golden Knights women's basketball games are available at the door and by calling (407) UCF-GOLD.