Shorter lost to Miss. State, 55-49, on Friday.
FSU is planning on being a more fast tempo offense this season and they displayed that in front of the home crowd, using a 22-0 run over a six-minute stretch early in the second half to pull away from the Lady Hawks.
The Seminoles held a 35-18 halftime lead, but Shorter scored the first five points of the second half, cutting the FSU lead to 35-23 with just over 18 minutes remaining in the contest.
Florida State went on to score the next 22 points.
The Seminoles shot 42.4 percent (28-of-66) while holding the Lady Hawks to 23.7 percent shooting (14-of-59). FSU held a 14-2 advantage in fast break points.
Maggie Peeples led the scoring with nine points, while Karisma Boykin pulled down five rebounds to top the stat sheet.
The Lady Hawks start their season on Nov. 14 with a 6 p.m. tip-off at Columbus State. They take the court for the first time at the Winthrop-King Centre on Nov. 26 to host Clark Atlanta, starting at 6 p.m.