Sailfish Roughed Up By Tars, 89-61
January 2, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic men’s basketball opened up the 2015 portion of the 2014-15 season on the road at Rollins College where they fell victim to a hot-shooting Tars squad on the way to an 89-61 defeat in the Warden Arena.
The Sailfish could never really get the momentum going their way throughout the course of the game, falling behind early and trailing the rest of the way. The Tars had four players finish with double-figures in the game, led by Alex Blessig who had 17.
PBA struggled to stop the potent RC offense in both halves, as the home team shot a blistering 55% (32-for-58) from the floor and 39% (10-for-26) from beyond the three-point arc. Palm Beach Atlantic, in the meantime, got down early thanks to a 30% (8-for-27) shooting performance in the opening half that they would never recover from.
Rollins controlled every major aspect of the game, outrebounding PBA (35-28), while also dishing out more assists (27-12) and committing fewer turnovers (10-16). The Tars also shot 75% (15-for-20) from the free throw line while the Sailfish shot just 68% (17-for-25).
Freshman Dakota Zinser came off the bench and provided some valuable minutes for the Sailfish in the defeat, scoring a career-high 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Senior Garet Tucker was the only other ‘Fish to finish in double-digits with 15, while junior Nigel Sydnor dished out a team-high six assists.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Melbourne to take on the Florida Tech Panthers at 7:30 pm.