Senior sharpshooter sparks Seminoles' turnaround

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- It's a good thing Florida State's Leonor Rodriguez has patience.

After an unremarkable first three seasons at a school far away from her home in the Canary Islands, Spain, the 21-year-old senior has become the driving force in the high-scoring Seminoles turnaround after their first losing season in a decade.

Rodriguez's 16.2 points a game leads the 22nd-ranked Seminoles (15-3, 5-2 ACC) they enter a busy weekend with home games against Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Georgia Tech on Friday night and Virginia Tech on Sunday. She is one of five Seminoles averaging double figures this season.

Rodriguez, who averaged 3.9 points a game through her first three seasons, is on course to become the eighth Florida State player to score 500 points or more in a season.

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