Sailfish Down Aggies 67-61 To Head to Christmas Break

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Ashley Dolberry Netted A Career-Best 27 Points To Lead PBA to a 67-61 Victory Tuesday NightAshley Dolberry Netted A Career-Best 27 Points To Lead PBA to a 67-61 Victory Tuesday Night

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Ashley Dolberry delivered a career-high 27 points to lead Palm Beach Atlantic to a 67-61 victory over visiting Cameron University on Tuesday night, giving PBA a hard-earned win heading into Christmas break.

Dolberry went 3-for-4 from three-point land and knocked down 6-of-9 free throws en route to her career-best output. She also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and her free throws with 30 seconds left in the contest iced the game for the Sailfish.

Cameron jumped ahead by a four point margin early, but Palm Beach Atlantic battled back and never relinquished the lead once they got it. After taking a 10 point lead into the half, the Sailfish stretched the lead out by as much as 21 with just over five minutes remaining. The Aggies wouldn’t go quietly though, giving a resilient effort to make it interesting down the stretch.

After a quiet start to the second half, CU started knocking down threes from well behind the arc and cut the PBA lead to as little as four. The Sailfish, however, remained calm in the face of high defensive pressure, burying 7-of-8 free throws in the final two minutes.

Freshman Taylor Peterson had her fourth straight double-digit effort, dropping in 13 points, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and senior Lynsey Poole reached 10 points in just 21 minutes of play. Rookie Kimmi McIntosh contributed four points, four assists and five rebounds in the winning effort.

The Sailfish shot 46.8% (22-of-47) from the floor and 50.0% (7-of-14) from beyond the arc. The Aggies had a good night from the floor as well, shooting 46.3% (25-of-54), but didn’t hit their groove from three-point land until late, finishing at 33.3% (10-of-30).

PBA is now 3-7 on the season, while Cameron falls to 2-8.

Palm Beach Atlantic is off until December 29th when they take on Florida Tech as part of the Florida Tech Invitational at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Sailfish Sports Network.

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