TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nicki Ekhomu scored 18 points, Kia Gillespie had a double-double and No. 12 Florida State cruised to an 88-36 season-opening win over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night.
Gillespie had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her 14th career double-double and reserves Morgan Jones had 14 points, while River Baldwin scored 13 for the Seminoles
Florida State made its last four shots and scored the last 10 points to lead 41-22 at the half. Ekhomu scored 11 points. That hot finish carried into the second half when the Seminoles shot 64% (21 of 33) to finish at 54.5% for the game.
Charleston Southern shot 25.5 percent and was outrebounded 51-21. No player reached double figures or had more than four rebounds.
The only other time the teams met was in 1997 in FSU coach Sue Semrau's sixth game when the Seminoles won 72-51. Her second win over Charleston Southern was the 430th of her career.
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