Knights Surge Past Sailfish in Second Half, 71-55
December 31, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball finished out the 2014 portion of the season on a sour note Wednesday afternoon, losing a nine-point halftime lead and falling to Lynn University 71-55 from the de Hoernle Center.
PBA held the host to just 22% (7-for-32) in the opening half, but struggled to keep up the defensive intensity in the second half. The Fighting Knights came out and shot 50% (14-for-28) from the floor, riding a standout performance from Charla Nelson-James, who had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the half.
The Sailfish held the lead for the first ten minutes of the second half, holding a 44-42 advantage with just under nine minutes to go. The Knights would explode with a 16-1 run over a span of just three minutes that put the game away for good.
Palm Beach Atlantic and Lynn both shot 35% from the floor for the game, while the Knights converted on 26-of-29 free throws (90%) and the Sailfish on 15-of-19 (79%). After holding a twelve-rebound advantage at halftime, PBA finished the game looking up at LU in that category as well, 40-37.
Junior Natalie Wood netted a career-high 10 points for the Sailfish, while Nkiru Anyagaligbo matched her in points with ten and also brought down nine rebounds. Lynn was led by Sharneka McCatty who had 22, Nelson-James and Shay Harris, who finished with 15.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on January 3rd when they play host to Rollins College at 2 pm in the Rubin Arena.