Five in Double-Figures Lead Lynn University to Season Split Against PBA in Men's Hoops
January 7, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Demario Fountain was one of five Lynn University men’s basketball players to top double-figures on Saturday afternoon at the Rubin Arena as his 19 points paced the Fighting Knights attack with LU earning a dominating 80-58 win over the Sailfish. The Knights got revenge following an overtime loss to the Sailfish earlier this season in Boca Raton.
Poor shooting from beyond the arc and at the free-throw line were the main causes of frustration for the Sailfish sidelines on Saturday as the Fish netted only 3-of-16 shots (18.8 percent) from beyond the arc and 15-of-28 (53.6 percent) attempts at the free-throw line.
On the flip side Lynn utilized seven-made three-pointers while knocking down 19-of-24 free-throws for a total of 79.2 percent to help offset a game in which they had 20 turnovers.
Following a strong first five minutes of play, the visitors started to pull away as they extended their first-half advantage to as many as 23 points in the opening 20 minutes before settling for a 22-point cushion at halftime by the score of 45-23.
Slobodan Miljanic was a big reason for the LU lead as he knocked down all three of his three-point attempts and all three of his free-throws to lead all scorers with 12 first-half points off the Knights bench.
Sailfish freshman forward Marcus Hardy netted the team’s first eight points while finishing with 10 first-half points.
Both teams shot well in the first-half as Palm Beach Atlantic knocked down 50 percent (10-of-20) of their field-goals while Lynn connected on 51.9 percent (14-of-27) of their field goals including posting six made 3-pointers.
The second-half saw the Fish make their run but they could never quite get the deficit to a manageable distance as they would get as close as 11 points when junior Carter McMasters landed a jumper with 10:54 to play to cut the lead to 59-48.
From there it would be another LU offensive run as they pushed their advantage back out to as many as 21 points in the end.
Following Fountain’s team-best point total was 15 points from Miljanic on 4-of-6 three-point attempts while Josh Garcia and Jeremy Lampkin each added 13 points. Brandon Smith chipped in 11 points.
Terrell Terry and Marcus Hardy finished tied atop the Sailfish scoring leader board with 16 points each as Hardy registered a final tally of 7-of-12 field goals while Terry was 4-of-8 including 8-of-12 at the free-throw line.
PBA will take on another South Florida rival in Nova Southeastern University for their next contest as they will host the Sharks on Wednesday, January 11th at 7 pm.