'Fish Can't Keep Pace With Barry, Fall 67-57
February 6, 2016
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic jumped out to an early lead on Saturday but couldn’t hold the lead, falling to the Bucs 67-57. The ‘Fish have lost two straight and three of four after winning five in a row in January.
Ayanna Holmes scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Sailfish (9-12) as they took a 16-13 lead after the first ten minutes. Holmes scored six in the opening quarter and made 8-of-16 field goal attempts on the day.
The ‘Fish led for all but 28 seconds in the first quarter and had a lead of six at 14-8 but the script was flipped in the second quarter as Barry (15-6) knocked down a three to opening the quarter, tying the game and took the lead of their next possession. After Janelle Cannon tied the game at 18-18 with a pair of free throws the Bucs hit another three to take the lead, a lead they never gave up.
PBA got the lead down to two midway through the third quarter but the Bucs kept their distance, keeping the margin around eight points most of the second half.
The Sailfish actually shot better than the Bucs, making 37.5 percent from the floor in the game compared to 35.5 percent for Barry. The difference came beyond the arc as Barry connected on 10-of-29 3-pointers and the Sailfish made just 3-of-9 attempts. Hannah Grim had two of those triples and finished with nine points.
Janelle Cannon finished with 14 points for the ’Fish and also led the team with four assists. Nkiru Anyagaligbo added eight points off the bench while Nina Krstic led the team with 11 rebounds. Krstic also scored seven points.
The Sailfish are back in action on Wednesday as they host Lynn University for a 5:30 p.m. tip. The ‘Fish won the first meeting between the two teams, 60-53.