Low Scoring Affair Leaves Sailfish on Losing End

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

CARROLLTON, Ga.- With both teams struggling to find their shot and a strong defensive effort present on both sides, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s basketball game versus the University of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon turned into a low-scoring affair.

Delayed 24 hours due to a transportation issue for PBA, the two squads finally hit the floor on Saturday with both teams looking for a victory. West Georgia (7-4) would come out on top in this one by a final tally of 65-43 over the Fish (2-13).

Connecting on just 7-of-26 shots in the first half (26.9%), PBA found themselves down 19-28 when entering the lockeroom for halftime. Poised to make a stronger showing the second period of play, PBA fans witnessed a duplicate performance from the opening 20 minutes as the Fish once again connected on 7-of-26 attempts from the field in half number two.

Senior Fitzroy Anthony (Boca Raton, Fla.) led the way on the offensive end for PBA with 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field while knocking down three shots from beyond the arc. David Powell (Hollywood, Fla.) turned in the only other double-digit point performance on the afternoon as he totaled 11 points while playing 26 minutes off the bench.

Anthony Gugino, a local product from North Palm Beach and Cardinal Newman High School, once again proved to be a valuable addition to the PBA rotation by collecting nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals to go along with four points.

Terrence Hundley paced the Wolves attack with 19 points to lead the way for West Georgia while Paul Harper chipped in 15 points while pulling down an impressive 14 rebounds in the victory. Sheldon Harris also reached double-figures with 12 points. Behind the strong glass work of Harper, the Wolves out rebounded the Sailfish by final tally of 47-27.

With the season now entering its midway point, the PBA schedule will slow down in the coming weeks as their next contest is slated for this coming Saturday, January 12th against Rollins College. Hitting the road once again, the Fish will square off against the Tars in Winter Park, Florida at 7 pm.

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