SHORELINE, Wash. – The 2016 Paradise Jam participants Florida State, Kansas State, Gonzaga, LSU, NC State, and Michigan all qualified
Game No. 3
Kansas State 69, LSU 54
Kansas State’s Kindred Wesemann scored a game-high 24 points as the Wildcats pulled away from the LSU Lady Tigers in the third quarter to secure a 69-54 victory on the second day of the Paradise Jam. Despite turning the ball over 24 times, K-State made 11 3-pointers and finished .462 (24-of-52) from the floor.
LSU’s Chloe Jackson and Raigyne Moncrief both scored in double-figures and each pulled in six rebounds. The Lady Tigers also grabbed 10 steals and scored 16 points off of turnovers.
Game No. 4
NC State 71, UTEP 55
Three Wolfpack players scored in double figures as NC State defeated UTEP, 71-55. NC State’s Miah Spencer led all scorers with 17 points and dished out five assists. Through the opening quarter, the Miners led NC State, but the Pack stormed back in the second quarter, outscoring UTEP, 24-14.
Sparkle Taylor scored 16 points for the Miners and pulled in eight rebounds, but UTEP was unable to overcome the second-quarter deficit as NC State’s Dominique Wilson scored 12 second half points to lead the Wolfpack to victory.
Game No. 3
Florida State 87, Gonzaga 69
In a battle between two top-25 teams, No. 10 Florida State jumped out to a double-digit lead over No. 25 Gonzaga in the first quarter and never relented, holding the lead for the remainder of the game. The Seminoles’ Leticia Romero scored a game-high 25 points to lead four double-digit FSU scorers.
Jill Barta led the Bulldogs with 20 points and five rebounds, but the Zags struggled to limit FSU’s hot hand. The Noles finished 36-of-67 (.537) from the floor, including 7-of-13 (.538) from beyond the arc. Brittany Brown dished out a game-high seven assists along with three steals and 11 points.
Game No. 4
Michigan 76, Winthrop 39
Michigan cruised to a 76-39 victory over the Winthrop Eagles to conclude the second day of action at the Paradise Jam. The Wolverines had three players score in double figures, led by Kaylelyn Flaherty with 17 points off 7-of-11 shooting. As a team, Michigan shot .517 (31-of-60) from the field, while holding Winthrop to just .333 (17-of-51).
The Wolverines capitalized on 24 Eagles’ turnovers, scoring 28 points off of turnovers compared to eight from Michigan’s 15 turnovers. Eric Williams led Winthrop with four assists and Danyael Goodhope and Naima Jackson each scored eight points.