Ice-Cold Shooting Dooms PBA Against UT, 52-31
November 22, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball was doomed by an ice-cold shooting performance on Saturday afternoon against the University of Tampa, shooting just 19% for the game on the way to a 52-31 loss in the Rubin Arena.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well in the opening half, with UT shooting 35% (9-for-26) and PBA shooting 27% (8-for-30), but the second half made all the difference. The Spartans shot 65% (13-for-20) while holding the Sailfish to just 11% (3-for-27). After trailing just 20-18 at the break, Palm Beach Atlantic was outscored 32-13 in the second half.
The defense did their share of damage for the Sailfish, as they forced the Spartans into 21 turnovers for the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the shooting woes.
Freshman Nkiru Anyagaligbo led PBA in scoring with seven points, while senior Denisa Domiterova dished out a season-high six assists.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action Wednesday, November 26th when they host the University of Puerto Rico Rio-Piedras at 1:00 pm.