Sailfish Lose Close Contest to Armstrong Atlantic State 66-64
November 14, 2015
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball team had a quick turnaround for day two of the B.J. Ford Classic as they faced off with the host team Armstrong Atlantic State University. The Sailfish would fall in a close game which saw both teams trade leads several times, by a final score of 66-64.
Nkiru Anyagaligbo led the Sailfish with her first double-double of the season, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds as she shot 6-of 10 from the field in 29 minutes.
The Sailfish came out firing in the first quarter, as they scored the first seven points of the game and would open up a lead that would grow to as large as 15 in the first frame. Nina Krstic scored 11 points in the first quarter, including going 3-of-4 from long range in the frame.
The second quarter was quite the opposite of the first, as the Pirates stormed back, scoring 23 points in the frame and limiting the Sailfish to only nine to take a 33-31 lead into halftime.
The Sailfish made some quality halftime adjustments, and came out in the third quarter like they began the first, scoring first and scoring often to outscore the Pirates 22-17 in the quarter and take a 3-point lead into the final quarter of play. Hannah Grim went 3-of-3 from behind the arc in the quarter, and Kimmi McIntosh added four points and two assists in the quarter.
The Sailfish lead didn’t last long into the fourth quarter, as Armstrong Atlantic State opened up the period on an 11-2 run, which the Sailfish were unable to fully recover from. The Sailfish were able to cut the lead to a single point three times in the final four minutes of play, but were unable to get a go-ahead basket and fell by the 66-64 final.
Grim and Krstic led the ‘Fish in points on the night, both tallying 16 and both finishing 4-of-9 from long range. The Sailfish as a whole shot 9-of-23 from deep and 40% total from the field. Ayanna Holmes added five points and 10 rebounds on the night in 32 minutes of action.
The Sailfish will be off until Wednesday, Nov. 18 as the will travel to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for a battle of Sunshine State Conference provisional members. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.