Lady Sailfish Collect Big Home Win Over Lynn University
January 7, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team received some superb individual performances on Saturday afternoon that helped lead to an overall team victory as they put away their rivals from the south in Lynn University by a score of 64-53. The Sailfish lead spent time in double-figures for most of the second-half as PBA led by as many as 20 points in evening the season series with the Fighting Knights.
Sailfish junior Ashley Dolberry put together her biggest performance of the season on Saturday as she posted a double-double with team-high totals of 15 points and 16 rebounds while also adding in five assists.
The Knights (7-6) had their own big-time performer in freshman center Charla Nelson-James who led all players with 25 points on 10-of-15 field-goals while adding in 11 boards in 33 minutes.
While neither team could reach the 45 percent barrier in shooting from the field, the Sailfish (6-11) did a better job of handling the basketball as they forced the Knights into 20 turnovers while limiting themselves to only 10 turnovers for the day.
The Sailfish also held a large advantage in assists as they dished out a season-best 19 dimes compared to only nine on the Knights side.
The first-half featured a number of back-and-forth runs by both teams as PBA didn’t take a final lead until a Hayley Fields 3-pointer with 5:30 remaining in the half as the Sailfish moved in front 23-21.
From there the Fish would add on a few more baskets and went into the locker room leading 30-23.
It wouldn’t take long following halftime for PBA to assert their will on the Knights as they pushed their advantage to double-digits for the first-time on a Jordan Kong 3-pointer with 16:38 to go.
Another 3-pointer from Kong would fall just a minute later and the Fish were off to the races as the Knights never seriously challenged the Fish the rest of the way.
Selethia Jackson battled foul trouble throughout the game but finished with 13 points while Kong shook off a tough first-half to finish with 10 points. Lynsey Poole played a fantastic game at point guard with 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field including 2-of-4 from beyond the arc while delivering a team-high seven assists and two steals.
PBA will have a week off from game action before returning to the Rubin Arena floor on Saturday, January 14th to take on Eckerd College at 2 pm.