Burgess Dominates But Fish Can't Topple Knights

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

BOCA RATON, Fla.- Despite a terrific performance by PBA sophomore Brooke Burgess which resulted in 31 points and 17 rebounds, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team was unable to defeat Lynn University on the road on Wednesday evening.

Trailing 37-29 at intermission, PBA was unable to draw much closer as the Fish fell to the Fighting Knights by a final score of 70-61.

A native of Palm City, Florida, Burgess once again provided reason to believe that she is developing into a premier post-player for new Sailfish head coach Robin Potera-Haskins with her dominating effort against Lynn. Connecting on 10-19 shots from the field, Burgess also proved valuable at getting to the charity stripe as she put home 11-of-15 shots from the line.

A 6’0” left-handed player, Burgess pulled down 17 rebounds in the losing effort with seven coming on the offensive end.

Joining Burgess in double-figures was the solid outside shooting of junior Sitara Richard who earned 15 points, all coming from beyond the arc. Richard finished the night 5-of-12 shooting from long range while also adding in five rebounds.

Beyond the solid play of Burgess and Richard, the Sailfish continued to struggle with consistency from both ends of the floor, truly a sign of the growing pains of a young team. PBA committed 24 turnovers on the night compared to that of Lynn’s (5-0) total of 17 miscues.

The Fighting Knights put four players in double-digits in the scoring column, led by Jade Williams who posted 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting.

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