FIT Pulls Away Late to Spoil PBA Rally, 74-63
January 6, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic faced a tough task on Tuesday night, giving No. 23 ranked Florida Tech a challenge but ultimately fell short 74-63 from the Clemente Center.
Junior Janelle Cannon scored 23 points in just her second game for the blue and white, while redshirt freshman Nkiru Anyagaligbo posted her second double-double of the season with 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Once again, turnovers proved costly to the Sailfish, who handed the Panthers 28 freebies on the night. It marked the seventh time this season that PBA has turned the ball over 25 or more times.
The first of two back-breaking runs occurred during a three-minute stretch in which FIT outscored PBA 14-2. Palm Beach Atlantic was able to cut the lead down to four with just under four minutes remaining in the game, but a back-breaking 10-3 run over the next two minutes squandered any chance at a Sailfish comeback.
PBA shot an impressive 46% (25-for-55) from the field during the course of the game while holding FIT to 34% (23-for-68). The Sailfish connected on just 12-of-22 (55%) from the charity stripe, while the Panthers connected on 22-of-30 (73%).
Holmes added eight steals and four assists to her game-high 23 points, while Anyagaligbo also chipped in three assists and a steal with her 13 points and 16 boards.
Palm Beach Atlantic returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Miami Shores to take on Barry University at 2:00 pm.