Flagler College Hangs On for One Point Win Over PBA in Women's Hoops
November 20, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Trailing nearly the entire game, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team nearly pulled off a late comeback victory on Saturday at the Rubin Arena as they held the ball trailing 73-72 with eight seconds left. Despite their best efforts, the Fish would be unable to get a clean shot off as the Saints nipped the Sailfish for the win.
Palm Beach Atlantic (1-2) stumbled out of the gate versus the Saints inside-outside offensive attack. Post players Adrienne Donelson and Jen Knurek posted solid numbers in the first-half while Tierra Ford would chip in a nice showing from the outside.
The Fish received a solid first-half effort from junior forward Elizabeth Fugate and her 10 points, five rebounds then witnessed her front-court teammate Selethia Jackson come away with a productive second-half as Jackson put up identical numbers in the second-half.
It wouldn’t be enough however to shake off a 48% (29-61) shooting night for the Saints while PBA had a 43% overall team shooting percentage.
Fugate finished as the team’s leader in points with 18 on 8-of-12 from the floor while adding in eight rebounds and two assists. Jackson was next in line with 17 points and 13 rebounds her for her second double-double in three games this season.
Sophomore guard Ashley Dolberry proved solid at the free-throw line as she made 8-of-11 from the charity stripe to finish with 14 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes.
The Saints were paced by four players in double-figures including a team-high 16 points from Donelson who was 7-of-11 from the field while adding in nine rebounds.
PBA will now turn their focus on a Tuesday, November 23rd showdown with Nova Southeastern University at the Rubin Arena.