PBA Stays Hot With 59-51 Win Over Barry
February 7, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball team have now won four of their last six games, using another tremendous combined effort from Denisa Domiterova and Janelle Cannon to cast aside the visiting Barry Buccaneers 59-51 in the season’s last home game on Saturday afternoon.
Domiterova led the way for PBA on her senior day, scoring 19 points and grabbing four rebounds along the way. She combined with Cannon for 36 of the Sailfish 59 points on Saturday afternoon. The two had previously combined for 50 points on Wednesday night in the PBA loss at No. 14 Rollins.
Palm Beach Atlantic jumped ahead to a sizeable advantage in the first half, leading by as many as 12 while shooting 42% (13-for-31) from the floor and 50% (5-for-10) from behind the arc. Barry would not go away quietly however, opening up the second stanza with a 15-4 run that gave the visitors the lead 11:29 to go.
Over the final 10 minutes the two teams battled back and forth until the Sailfish grabbed the advantage on a fast-break Nkiru Anyagaligbo lay-up. PBA would slowly build that lead up to eight, holding Barry scoreless over the final 4:33.
The Sailfish shot 39% (21-for-54) for the game from the floor and 32% (6-for-19) from beyond the three-point line. Barry shot 38% (21-for-56) from the floor and 29% (7-for-24) from downtown. PBA went to the free throw line 18 times on the afternoon while the Buccaneers went just three times. Palm Beach Atlantic was also able to force the Bucs into 19 turnovers while committing only 10 themselves.
Making big contributions to the scoring efforts of Domiterova and Cannon were Anyagaligbo, who had six points and led the team with eight rebounds, and Kimmi McIntosh who had seven points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
Palm Beach Atlantic will take a three week hiatus from action, returning to the court on February 28th when they travel to St. Petersburg to take on Eckerd College at 2:00 pm.