Turnovers Prove Costly As Rollins Turns PBA Aside, 58-42
January 3, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball started 2015 off on the wrong foot Saturday afternoon, turning the ball over 33 times en route to a 58-42 defeat at the hands of Rollins College in the Rubin Arena.
After the Sailfish took a three-point lead with just under 15 minutes to go in the first half, the Tars slowly opened up their lead until they held an eight-point advantage at the break. Unfortunately for PBA, RC would spread that lead out to as much as 22 in the second stanza, with the final advantage resting at 16.
Rollins forced Palm Beach Atlantic into a season-high 33 turnovers, which made up for the fact that the Sailfish had a higher shooting percentage, 32%-27%, and outrebounded the Tars 47-46.
Palm Beach Atlantic was led in scoring by Nkiru Anyagaligbo, who netted ten points and five rebounds before fouling out. Ayanna Holmes and Natalie Wood both pulled down 10 rebounds, with the total being a career-high for Wood.
The Sailfish return to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Melbourne, Fla. to take on the Florida Tech Panthers at 5:30 pm.