Sailfish Ride Parker's 28 To 74-51 Victory Over Lynn
November 27, 2013
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball team rode Kasie Parker’s 28 points to a dominating 74-51 victory over Palm Beach County rival Lynn University on Wednesday afternoon in the Rubin Arena.
Parker, a 5-foot-8 senior from Chuluota, Florida, poured in the scoring all over the court, going 4-for-5 from the three-point line, and finishing 11-for-18 (61%) from the floor for the game. She also had five rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
PBA (3-4) jumped out to a 15-point halftime advantage thanks to a relentless defense that forced nine turnovers and held the Fighting Knights (4-1) to just 28% (8-for-29) shooting. The Sailfish, in the meantime, shot 40% (14-for-35) from the floor and 36% (4-for-11) from behind the arc.
The second half continued to be more of the same, with Palm Beach Atlantic quickly extending their lead to 20 points within the first minute. The Knights would prove resilient, cutting the Sailfish lead down to 10 with a little over 13 minutes remaining in the game. PBA would deliver the knockout punch in the next bout, going on a 10-2 run over the next five minutes, and putting the final distance between the two teams.
In total, Palm Beach Atlantic forced Lynn into 26 turnovers, while holding them to 29% (15-for-52) from the field. PBA also held the advantage in the rebounding battle, 48-41. The Sailfish shot 39% (28-for-72) from the floor, and 39% (9-for-23) from the three-point line.
Joining Parker in double-figures was fellow senior Jaz Green, and sophomore Kristie Mason. Green had 11 points and seven rebounds to go along with three assists, while Mason knocked down three triples and stole a Lynn inbound pass for an easy bucket to account for 11 points as well. Freshman Alecha Gibbs garnered her first double-digit rebound effort of the season, pulling down 11 boards.
Palm Beach Atlantic heads into Thanksgiving with a chance to hold their heads high, riding two straight wins into the holiday. The Sailfish return to action on Saturday, November 30th, hosting the University of Tampa at 2 PM.