GRAMBLING, La. -- Imani Wright made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 22 points in her homecoming game and No. 17 Florida State beat Grambling 96-53 on Sunday in its first away game against a SWAC opponent.
Both of Wright's parents (Bridgette Forte-Thomas and Larry Wright) played basketball at Grambling State. Larry Wright had a 12-year pro career (1976-88) that included winning the 1978 NBA Championship with the Washington Bullets.
FSU scored its most first-half points of the season to lead 49-37. The Seminoles continued their third-quarter dominance this season, scoring the first 13 points of the frame for a 62-37 lead. Coming in, FSU was outscoring teams 84-31 in the third, including a 20-0 quarter at Jacksonville State.
Shakayla Thomas scored 18 points for her 81st double-figure game for FSU (4-0). Wright just missed the program's single-game 3-point record of seven.
Deja McKinney scored 17 points for Grambling (1-3), which totaled just 16 points in the second half.