PBA Rolls Over UPR-Bayamon, 65-38
November 23, 2013
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic got back on the right track Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game losing skid with an 65-38 victory over the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon in front of the home fans in the Rubin Arena.
It was a sloppy first half on both sides, but the Sailfish jumped ahead with a flurry of activity towards the end of the half. PBA shot 38% (14-of-37) from the floor in the first half, while holding Bayamon to just 30% (7-for-23). Sophomore Kristie Mason took matters into her own hands in the last ten seconds of the half, knocking down her only triple of the day and then stealing the UPR-Bayamon inbound pass and knocking down a short jumper as time expired.
Palm Beach Atlantic continued their roll into the second half, seeing their lead swell to as many as 29 points in the second half. The ‘Fish ended up shooting 39% (26-of-66) from the floor, and 23% (3-of-13) from downtown, while UPR-Bayamon shot 31% (15-of-49) from the field and just 17% (4-for-23) from the three-point line.
PBA dominated in almost every statistical category on the afternoon. They won the rebound battle 43-32, scored 30 points off of 29 UPR-Bayamon turnovers, and had the bench make a difference as well , outscoring their opponent 29-11.
The Sailfish were led in scoring by senior Kasie Parker, who poured in 26 points while also grabbing seven rebounds. The rest of PBA’s squad was even across the scoreboard, with only Mason reaching double-figures with 11. Every player dressed for the game today tallied at least one point and pulled down one rebound. Senior Jaz Green finished just short of a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.
Palm Beach Atlantic continues their home stretch with a 2:00 PM game against Lynn University on Wednesday, November 27th. It is part of the first double header of the season, with the men’s game following at 4:00 PM.