Tritons To Strong for PBA as Lady Fish Fall

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- In their final home game of the calendar year, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team was unable to handle the superior play of Eckerd College on Wednesday afternoon as the Tritons cruised to a 80-56 victory.

Despite a late arrival due to some travel complications, Eckerd (9-2) jumped out early and muscled their way to a second victory over the Fish (1-14) this season.

EC was led by four players reaching double figures including a team-high 16 point performance from center Olivia Nagle (Acton, Mass.). Stephanie Grace (Temple Terrace, Fla.) would follow close behind Nagle’s total with 15 points while Hannah Plumley (Crown Point, Ind.) chipped in 15 points of her own off the Tritons bench in only 15 minutes of court time. Samantha Infantino (Wellington, Fla.) was the final double-digit scorer for the Tritons with 11 points.

PBA fans once again witnessed the solid play of sophomore forward Brooke Burgess who put together another impressive display by earning game-high honors with 29 points and 10 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. Now reaching nine double-doubles in her last ten games, Burgess tallied her point total by connecting on 10-of-15 shots from the field and 9-of-12 attempts from the free-throw line.

The only other PBA player to reach double-figures was sophomore center Haley Adcock who totaled 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.

Despite forcing the Tritons into 16 turnovers compared to that of only 14 by the Fish, Palm Beach Atlantic was never quite able to get over the hump and push the Tritons for the victory.

PBA will now take a break for the Christmas holidays and be off from basketball action until December 31st when they travel to Nova Southeastern University to take on the Sharks at 2:00 pm.

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