Late Run Gives Sailfish Big Win Over Barry

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Courtesy Damon HigginsCourtesy Damon Higgins

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Sailfish opened the fourth quarter on a 22-0 run en route to their biggest margin of victory this season, 71-43 over Barry University in Rubin Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Hannah Grim and Nina Krstic both put up 18 points for the ‘Fish (2-6) with both knocking down four triples. Krstic added 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Sailfish took care of the ball with only nine turnovers on the day, forcing 11 by the Bucs. PBA also capitalized on their forced turnovers, scoring 12 points on their 11 chances. Barry only scored two points off turnovers on the day.

Barry trailed by 10 at the half but cut into the deficit in half midway through the third quarter at 42-37. The ‘Fish extended the lead back out to nine by the end of the quarter as Krstic scored just before the buzzer. That basket started a 24-0 run by the Sailfish that only ended on a three from Juhnae Richardson with 14 seconds left in the game, the first points of the quarter by Barry.

Nkriu Anyagaligbo pulled down 15 rebounds including eight on the offensive glass as the Sailfish had 15 second chance opportunities. Anyagaligbo added six points and a pair of steals in the game. Ayanna Holmes added 13 points and seven rebounds as Nikkira Brown came off the bench to score a season-high 10 points.

The Sailfish shot 40.9 percent from the floor in the game and knocked down 8-of-17 from beyond the arc. Barry struggled from the floor, shooting just 29 percent overall and making just 5-of-23 from long range.

The Sailfish also dominated inside despite giving up size and a lack of bench depth. PBA scored 30 points in the paint as the Bucs only scored 18 in the paint.

PBA led for nearly the entire game with Barry holding their entire lead during the first quarter and last leading at 11-10 with 2:59 to play in the first. The ‘Fish led by five after the opening quarter but The Bucs battled back to tie the game at 21-21 with 8:13 to go in the second, the last time the game was tied.

The ‘Fish will have an extended break before their next game, taking on Pfeiffer University on Monday, Dec. 14 at the Rollins Invitational Classic at 6 p.m.

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