Sailfish Nearly Shock No. 4 Nova, Fall 76-72
February 8, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications
DAVIE, Fla. – The Lady Sailfish basketball squad nearly pulled off a shocking upset Saturday afternoon, taking NCAA No. 4 Nova Southeastern down to the wire, but ultimately coming up short, 76-72.
With just a two point deficit and less than 20 seconds on the clock, PBA committed a turnover, forced a turnover, and ended up missing a jumper that would have tied it. After fouling, the Sharks put the game out of reach with two free throws.
PBA Senior Kasie Parker scored a game-high 27 points, and in doing so became the all-time record holder for most points scored in a single season, surpassing Dena Davis’ total of 451 set in 2000-01.
Both the Sailfish and Sharks had little trouble scoring on the afternoon, with Palm Beach Atlantic shooting 42% (30-of-72) from the floor and 36% (4-of-11) from behind the three-point line, and Nova Southeastern shooting 49% (25-of-51) from the field and 39% (7-of-18) from downtown.
The ‘Fish forced the Sharks into 23 turnovers, an uncharacteristically high number for the No. 4 team in the country. NSU converted on 19-of-25 from the free throw line, while PBA went 8-of-11.
Joining Parker in double-digits on the afternoon was Kimmi McIntosh, who poured in a career-high 20 points while also pulling down six rebounds, dishing out five assists, and coming away with four steals. Three players played 35+ minutes on the night: Parker (40), McIntosh (38) and Kristie Mason (39) all spent most of the game on the court. Senior Jaz Green scored eight points and had seven rebounds in 34 minutes of play.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Wednesday evening for the 2013-14 senior night, as well as the Play for Kay Cancer Awareness game. South Florida rival Barry University is in town, and tip off time is slated for 5:30 PM.