PBA Starts Out Hot And Cruises To Win Over FSC, 53-47
January 31, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball started Saturday afternoon’s game like they were shot out of a cannon, surging to a 14-0 advantage and never relinquishing that lead, downing Florida Southern 53-47 from the Rubin Arena.
The win avenges a heartbreaking overtime loss earlier in the season and is just the second time in PBA women’s basketball history that they have defeated Florida Southern.
Senior Denisa Domiterova started off the game on fire, knocking down three jumpers, including two three-pointers, and assisting another basket within the first four minutes. With a Mallory Motycka layup and two free throws from Nina Krstic, the Sailfish were ahead by two touchdowns and never looked back.
Holding a 12-point halftime advantage, PBA allowed the game to slow down in the second half and withstood all of the attempted comebacks from FSC. Junior Janelle Cannon sank two big buckets after Florida Southern had cut the lead to just four points during the final three minutes of play.
Though the Moccasins shot better for the game, 34% (22-for-64) compared to PBA’s 30% (21-for-69), the Sailfish were strong from the charity stripe at 78% (7-for-9) and held the visitors to just 7% (1-for-13) from beyond the three-point line. FSC didn’t help their cause at the line, shooting just 20% (2-for-10).
PBA had two players finish in double-digits, with Domiterova and Cannon each pouring in 13 to lead all scorers. Krstic led the ‘Fish in rebounding with nine to go along with six points, and Kimmi McIntosh grabbed seven boards while dishing out five assists.
The Sailfish are back in action on Wednesday evening when they travel to Winter Park to take on Rollins College at 5:30 pm.