Seahawks Hold On for Victory as PBA Drops Cross Town Matchup
February 4, 2013
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s basketball team has faced off against their fair share of tough competition this season by competing against each member of the always-competitive Sunshine State Conference. They may have faced their toughest opponent to date on Monday evening however as they were defeated 74-62 by No. 6-ranked Northwood University (NAIA) at the Countess de Hoernle Center.
The Seahawks (23-2) earned their seventh straight win of the season thanks in large part to the individual play of senior transfer Rashad James who managed nearly half the team’s point total for the night as he poured in 32 points. The Iona University transfer netted his big outpouring on 24 total shots from the field while making good on 13 of those attempts. He also added in 10 boards for a double-double.
The first ten minutes of the contest pitted the teams even as the Sailfish took a 17-15 lead on a Jahvah Braswell putback with 9:52 to play.
From there the Seahawks would take over as they rattled off a 26-9 run to close the half and hold on to a 41-26 lead at the break.
The second-half advantage would never dip below double-figures for the Hawks as they pushed their lead to as many as 22 points in the second stanza.
Sophomore Marcus Hardy led the Sailfish in scoring once again with a solid 18 points while Christian Martinez added in 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Matt Roy finished with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting.
PBA is back on the road for their next contest as they will battle Florida Tech in Melbourne on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm.