Sailfish Can't Overcome Slow First Half, Fall 66-52 to Mocs

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications

Senior Lynsey Poole led PBA with 20 points, her fifth time scoring 20 or more points this season, four more than any other FishSenior Lynsey Poole led PBA with 20 points, her fifth time scoring 20 or more points this season, four more than any other Fish

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LAKELAND, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic senior duo of Lynsey Poole and Ashley Dolberry led the way Saturday, scoring 20 and 17 points respectively, but it wasn’t enough to lead PBA to a road win over Florida Southern, as the Sailfish fell to the Moccasins, 66-52.

Foul trouble in the first half forced the Fish to go deep into their bench, and the visitors soon found themselves in a deep hole. PBA was able to cut the 17-point first half deficit down to just nine points with 7:21 to go, but the Mocs put together an 11-0 run over the next three minutes to put the final nail in the coffin.

Poole’s 20 led the way for PBA on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor and an 8-of-12 mark from the free throw line, while Dolberry went 5-of-14 from the floor and 6-of-10 from the charity stripe.

Palm Beach Atlantic shot 32% (25-of-59) for the game, while Florida Southern shot a blistering 42% (25-of-59). The Sailfish were only able to hit once from downtown, going 1-of-9 for the game, while the Moccasins knocked down 4-of-14 from the three point line, including 3-of-6 in the second half.

PBA committed 19 turnovers, four more than their average, but also forced Florida Southern into 17. The Mocs also held a slight edge in the rebounding battle, 40-38.

The Sailfish return to action in the Rubin Arena on Wednesday night as part of a double-header against South Florida rival Lynn University. Tip off time is slated for 5 P.M.

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