Romero scores 17 as No. 10 Florida State routs Winthrop

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Leticia Romero scored 17 points and No. 10 Florida State put Winthrop away early Thursday during a 98-35 victory in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Jasmine Walker added 14 points, Ivey Slaughter 13 and Nicole Ekhomu 11 for the Seminoles (4-1), who had 12 players score en route to their most-dominating win this season.

Florida State shot 61.5 percent from the field (40 of 65), while its defense held the Eagles (1-4) to 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and forced them into a season-worst 34 turnovers.

Behind the turnovers, the Seminoles, who had just 12 turnovers, outscored Winthrop 40-10, as well as had a 33-12 advantage in fast-break points. They also outrebounded the Eagles 33-25.

Erica Williams scored 12 points for Winthrop, which trailed 30-13 by the end of the first quarter and 53-16 at the halftime break.

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