Sailfish Fall Short in OT at Barry, 82-72

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director

Redshirt Freshman Nkiru Anyagaligbo (Pictured) Had A Game-High 21 Points And Added Eight Rebounds Saturday Afternoon (Photo Credit: Neil Hayes).Redshirt Freshman Nkiru Anyagaligbo (Pictured) Had A Game-High 21 Points And Added Eight Rebounds Saturday Afternoon (Photo Credit: Neil Hayes).

Box Score

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball suffered another heartbreaking loss on Saturday afternoon, falling in overtime 82-72 at the hands of Barry University from the Health & Sports Center.

PBA held a five-point halftime advantage, but the Buccaneers inched ahead to a three-point lead with just under a minute to play. Junior Janelle Cannon stepped up and knocked down a clutch three-pointer to knot the game at 65-65 with 45 seconds to go, but Barry was set up to take the final shot. PBA swiped one of their 13 steals with 20 seconds to go, but couldn’t convert on the attack and the game went to OT.

After two great halves of basketball the Sailfish were out of gas in the extra stanza, giving up 17 points and allowing the Buccs to shoot 67% (4-for-6) after holding them to just 42% (27-for-64) in regulation.

In the end, Palm Beach Atlantic shot 47% (27-for-58) from the floor and 35% (6-for-17) from beyond the three-point line while Barry shot 44% (31-for-70) from the floor and 36% (12-for-33) from beyond the arc. The Buccaneers outrebounded the Sailfish 38-35, and also forced the ‘Fish into 22 turnovers.

The Sailfish were paced by redshirt freshman Nkiru Anyagaligbo, who finished with 21 points and eight rebounds. PBA also got great efforts from Natalie Wood, who scored 11, as well as Janelle Cannon and Ayanna Holmes, who each added 10.  Cannon also had eight assists, six rebounds and five steals.

Palm Beach Atlantic returns to the Rubin Arena for the first time in 2015 on Wednesday night when they play host to Palm Beach County rival Lynn University at 5:30 pm.

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