Sluggish Start Dooms Sailfish
November 9, 2012
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
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.