Krstic's Double-Double Not Enough for Sailfish Against Eckerd

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Courtesy Damon HigginsCourtesy Damon Higgins

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – For the second straight game the Sailfish headed to an extra session and once again were unable to come out on top, falling to Eckerd College 64-56 on Saturday afternoon.

Nina Krstic led all scorers with 17 points and added 16 rebounds to earn her first double-double of the season. Krstic knocked down four triples on eight attempts and made 6-of-13 from the floor.

In the extra session the Sailfish took an early as Kimmi McIntosh got into the paint to score two of four points on the day. The Tritons responded with a layup of their own and followed that up with a triple by Victoria Vine after a Sailfish turnover. The ‘Fish were unable to find the bottom of the net the rest of the way, missing their final four field goal attempts and a pair of free throws with 43 seconds left when down by three.

In the fourth quarter the Sailfish had a chance to win the game but two turnovers inside the final minute cost PBA. Mallory Motycka had a chance at the horn but couldn’t connect on a three-point attempt. Turnovers proved costly as the ‘Fish committed 18 but 12 of those came in the second half and overtime. Eleven of the Tritons’ 15 turnovers came in the first half.

Hannah Grim added 14 points for the Sailfish including nine in the third quarter. The sophomore finished the game 5-of-16 from the floor and 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. The ‘Fish shot 30.8 (20-65) percent from the floor in the game. Eckerd made just one more field goal than the Sailfish, shooting 32.3 percent (21-65). The Tritons were led by Mariam Hannoun’s 14 points and had four players in double figures.

Grim and Krstic combined to score 31 of the team’s 56 points but Ayanna Holmes added nine and Darsan DeShazier chipped in with eight. Kimmi McIntosh added four assists to go along with her four points.

Both teams battled back and forth throughout with eight ties and 12 lead changes with five lead changes coming in the third quarter alone. The ‘Fish held their largest lead at 8-2 in the first three minutes of the first quarter as the ‘Fish knocked down two of their eight treys on the day. PBA finished the game 8-of-23 from beyond the arc as DeShazier and Grim each knocked down two and Krstic hit on four.

The Tritons took advantage of 24 fouls on the Sailfish by converting 19-of-23 from the free throw line. PBA made 8-of-12 from the charity stripe.

The Sailfish return to action on Tuesday, welcoming in Florida Southern for a 5:30 p.m. tip in Rubin Arena.

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