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No. 22 F.I.U 72, Campbell 52

January 25, 1998

MIAMI (AP) _ Dalma Ivanyi had 24 points and 11 assists Saturday to lead No. 22 Florida International to a 72-52 victory over Campbell in a Trans America Athletic Conference game.

Campbell (12-5, 5-2) defeated Florida International (16-1, 6-1) by two points earlier in the year.

Donnal Carrell added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Gergana Branzova had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

``Tonight we really hit the boards, offensively and defensively,″ said Ivanyi, who had five rebounds. ``We really prepared well. We were much more patient on offense than last time.″

Florida International had a 45-36 lead with 13:21 remaining, then went on a 9-3 run, capped by Carrell’s basket to give the Golden Panthers a 54-39 edge.

Campbell closed to 54-43 with seven minutes left when Debbie Knight hit two free throws.

Florida International then went on a 11-0 run in the next two minutes.

The Panthers had 18 offensive rebounds compared to Campbell’s 12.

``We did a really nice job offensively and on the boards,″ Panthers coach Cindy Russo said. ``We didn’t do that last time we played them.″

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