Sailfish Give No. 4 Sharks All They Can Handle, Fall 77-64
January 11, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball team gave NCAA DII No. 4-ranked Nova Southeastern University a run for their money on Saturday afternoon, but didn’t have enough fire power to overcome the Sharks, falling in the Rubin Arena 77-64.
Both teams shot well from the floor, but in the end it was NSU’s 32% (9-for-28) shooting from beyond the arc and 20 free throws that put them ahead for good.
The Sailfish fell behind 41-33 at halftime, and went down by as many as 19 in the second half. But PBA showed their toughness, battling back and cutting the deficit to as little as eight with just 3:49 to go. In the end, it was the No. 4 Sharks who pulled away thanks to their success from the free throw line.
PBA was led in scoring by senior Kasie Parker, who bounced back from a season-low output against Barry University to score a game-high 26 points. Fellow senior Jaz Green continued her strong play of late, pouring in 16 points and bringing down nine rebounds. Kristie Mason tacked on another nine points, while sophomore Kimmi McIntosh and Alecha Gibbs both hauled in eight rebounds.
Though right with the Sharks until the end, ultimately PBA’s 18% (3-for-17) shooting from behind the three-point line let them down. Ironically enough, both teams shot exactly the same for the game from the floor, 41% (24-for-59), and even nuttier still, both teams brought down 37 rebounds.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action at 5 PM on Wednesday, January 22nd, hosting Rollins College in the Rubin Arena.