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Thomas leads No. 13 Florida State women over James Madison



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HARRISON, Va. (AP) — Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and No. 13 Florida State beat James Madison 79-63 on Sunday.

Thomas scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the third quarter when the Seminoles went from a one-point halftime deficit to a 10-point lead.

Lexie Barrier and Kamiah Smalls hit 3-pointers for the Dukes to open the fourth but Thomas responded with a pair of baskets for an eight-point lead. After the teams exchanged baskets, another Barrier 3-pointer with 5:12 to go cut the lead to five but the Dukes didn't score again.

Thomas reached 20 points for the fifth time this season. She was 13-of-22 shooting. Nausia Woolfolk and AJ Alix scored 12 points each and Imani Wright added 11.

The Seminoles are 8-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 season and the third time in program history.

Kelly Koshuta scored 19 points and Smalls 16 for James Madison (2-5).

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