PBA Drops Heartbreaker to FSC in OT, 65-64
December 5, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
LAKELAND, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball came roaring back from a 17-point second-half deficit in a tough road environment at Florida Southern College on Friday night, but ultimately the comeback fell short in overtime with the Sailfish falling 65-64.
Florida Southern jumped ahead to a 17-3 lead to start the game, taking advantage of four Sailfish turnovers along the way. PBA would cut the lead down to just eight at the halftime buzzer, looking up at a 29-21 deficit.
The second half started slow for the ‘Fish, but they found their groove with 15 minutes remaining in the half. Trailing 46-29, Palm Beach Atlantic shifted their defense to a zone that caused fits for the home team. Over the next seven minutes PBA rattled off a 19-2 run and came all the way back to tie the game at 48-48.
Over the remainder of the contest, Palm Beach Atlantic inched ahead and led by three with just 35 seconds to go. In the waning moments of the second half, the Moccasins drained a three to tie the game and send the two squads to the extra session.
Both teams showed signs of fatigue in the overtime, picking up fouls and allowing 21 total points between the two squads. PBA was holding on to a two-point lead with under 20 seconds when FSC knocked down another three to give the home team the lead. Unfortunately for the Sailfish, they couldn’t get off a final shot and saw the time expire.
PBA shot 39% (21-of-54) for the game while FSC put together a 40% (26-for-65) shooting night. The Sailfish turned the ball over 25 times in the game while forcing the Mocs into 18, but Palm Beach Atlantic did come through with a win on the rebounding front, 41-38.
Junior Nina Krstic had a fantastic game for the ‘Fish, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Fellow newcomer Denesa Domiterova dropped in 17 points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the arc and also grabbed six boards.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Saturday, December 13th when they play host to Saint Leo University at 5:00 pm.