Key Plays Lead to Sailfish Victory Over Seahawks, 58-54
January 8, 2013
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic jumped ahead early over Northwood and were able to hold on late thanks to some key plays down the stretch, scratching out a 58-54 win on Tuesday night.
The senior led the way for the Sailfish, as they’ve done so many times this season, with Lynsey Poole pacing PBA with 21 points and Ashley Dolberry adding 13. Poole had four rebounds, three steals and two assists to add to her already solid performance, while Dolberry knocked down the biggest shot of the game.
With a one-point lead and 40 seconds left, PBA came out of their last timeout in need of a basket. Kimmi McIntosh dribbled through the defense and somehow found a wide open Dolberry in perfect scoring position. The basket put the Fish up three with just 23 seconds left.
It was a very even game statistically between the crosstown rivals, as the Sailfish shot 40% (21-of-53) for the game, while the Seahawks shot 38% (20-of-53). PBA won the rebounding battle 39-31, but were forced into 21 turnovers.
Northwood shot just 59% (13-of-22) from the free throw line in the game, while PBA shot 77% (10-of-13), including 7-for-10 from Poole and 3-of-3 from Peterson.
Dolberry also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a team-high four assists, while Taylor Peterson also finished in double digits for Palm Beach Atlantic. The rookie scored 10 points, including two free throws with one second left to ice the game.
The Sailfish travel to Rollins for their next contest, taking on the Tars at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday afternoon. It will be part of a double-header, with the men’s team playing at 4:00 P.M.