Sluggish Start Dooms Sailfish

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Lynsey Poole (Pictured, Right) Proved to Be a Bright Spot for PBA on Friday Night with a Career-High 21 Points. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Lynsey Poole (Pictured, Right) Proved to Be a Bright Spot for PBA on Friday Night with a Career-High 21 Points. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

DAVIE, Fla. – A slow start doomed Palm Beach Atlantic in the season opener against Nova Southeastern on Friday night, with the Sharks winning the battle of the high seas over the Sailfish, 97-57.

NSU started the game on an 11-0 run and eventually built that to a 21-2 margin in the first six minutes of the contest. PBA was not able to recover.

In the game, the Sharks made 12 three-pointers and forced the Sailfish into 30 turnovers. Nova Southeastern shot 55.6% on the game and 36.4% from behind the arc.

There were multiple bright spots for the Sailfish, including a career-best night from senior Lynsey Poole. Poole scored a career-high 23 points, converting 11-of-12 free throws along the way. She also grabbed four rebounds.

Fellow senior Ashley Dolberry was the only other Fish to score in double-digits, netting 13 in the opener while leading all players in rebounds with eight.

This is the first game of a difficult start to the season for Palm Beach Atlantic. The Sailfish host NCAA Division II No. 4 Rollins College next Saturday in the 2012 home opener.

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