Dolberry's Huge Second Half Not Enough to Lead Upset Over No. 21 Rollins, PBA Falls 55-50

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Senior Ashley Dolberry (pictured) had 17 second half points and 11 second half rebounds in the Sailfish losing effort against No. 21 RollinsSenior Ashley Dolberry (pictured) had 17 second half points and 11 second half rebounds in the Sailfish losing effort against No. 21 Rollins

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WINTER PARK, Fla. – Ashley Dolberry put together a huge second half for Palm Beach Atlantic, but the effort fell just short of upsetting No. 21 Rollins College on the road Saturday afternoon, with the Sailfish falling 55-50 to the Tars.

Dolberry was held to just two points and one rebound in the first half, but the Sailfish trailed by just two at the break, 21-19. After a quick Tars start, Dolberry took over the game. The senior scored 17 second half points and hauled in 11 rebounds for totals of 19 and 12. In the end, it just wasn’t enough to overcome a strong Rollins team.

With under 30 second left and the score 52-50, PBA committed one of 23 turnovers to give the ball back to Rollins. After the first successful free throw made it 53-50, an offensive rebound by the Tars all but sealed the game.

Despite the outcome, the Sailfish played one of their best games of the season. The defense played extremely well, holding the Tars, who average 65 points per game, to just 55 points on 30% (19-of-64) from the floor and an astonishing 13% (3-of-24) from behind the three point line. PBA, in the meantime, shot 41% (19-of-46) from the floor and 30% (3-of-10) from downtown against one of the nation’s top defenses.

The key difference in the game came in the turnover column. Palm Beach Atlantic’s total of 23 was eight more than their average, while they were only able to force Rollins into eight. The Sailfish outrebounded the Tars, 42-37, marking just the fourth time this season they’ve been able to outrebound their opponent.

Freshman Kristie Mason came back from her two game hiatus scoring 13 points, while senior Lynsey Poole grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to go along with seven points. Dolberry’s 19 points and 12 rebounds led both teams.

The Sailfish fall to 4-12 on the season and have their next game in the Rubin on Wednesday, January 16th against the Barry Buccaneers.

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