Sailfish Doomed By Spartans' Hot 2nd Half Shooting

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Sailfish Senior Guard Lynsey Poole (Pictured) Goes Up Against a Tampa Defender for a Rebound in Saturday's Matchup at the Rubin Arena. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.Sailfish Senior Guard Lynsey Poole (Pictured) Goes Up Against a Tampa Defender for a Rebound in Saturday's Matchup at the Rubin Arena. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic put up a valiant effort against an undefeated Tampa squad on Saturday afternoon, but ultimately came up short, falling 68-60 to the Spartans.

After Tampa scored the first three points of the game, PBA went on a 12-0 run to take an early lead. The Sailfish led by as many as 14 with 7:06 remaining in the first half, but the Spartans were able to cut the lead to six, 31-25, by half.

The difference in the second half came from the Tampa shooting. After going just 8-for-24 (33.3%) from the floor and 4-for-15 (26.7%) from the three in the first half, the Spartans shot a lights-out 12-for-20 (60%) from the floor and 6-for-12 (50%) from beyond the arc in the second half.

Ashley Dolberry led the Sailfish with 17 points and also brought down seven boards. Lynsey Poole, playing through an ankle injury, gutted her way to 12 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Taylor Peterson stepped up her game, going 6-for-13 from the field for 12 points.

Fellow freshman Kimmi McIntosh had her most well-rounded game of the season, scoring six points and dishing out a career-high eight assists. She also came away with a team-high four steals and two rebounds.

Both PBA and Tampa shot well on the afternoon, with Tampa finishing at 45.5% overall (20-for-44) and 37.0% (10-for-27) from behind the arc. Palm Beach Atlantic shot 45.3% (24-for-53) from the field and 41.2% (7-for-17) from downtown.

The Fish return to action Saturday, December 8th as part of PBA’s Lake Worth Christian Day. Admission will be waved with an unwrapped toy for the Urban Youth Impact toy drive.

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