Sailfish Lose Close One at Lynn
November 19, 2016
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
BOCA RATON, Fla. – After leading at halftime the Sailfish women’s basketball team couldn’t hold the lead in the second half, falling 57-54 to Lynn on Saturday afternoon.
PBA (2-2) took advantage of 28 Lynn turnovers, scoring 29 points but the ‘Fish shot just 36.7 percent from the floor and turned it over 27 times in suffering their second straight loss. The Sailfish were led by Hannah Grim’s 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting. Ciara Cumbie added 12 points and eight rebounds as Ayanna Holmes scored nine points and grabbed five boards.
The Sailfish led most of the first quarter but the Fighting Knights closed the first frame on a 9-2 run to take a 15-11 lead into the break. The ‘Fish turned the tide in the second using a 12-0 run in the first 6:26 to take a 25-18 lead. Cumbie got to the free throw line twice during the run, making all four attempts and scoring six points during the stretch. PBA went 8-of-8 from the line during the run. Lynn rallied and close the gap to two by halftime.
The Knights took the lead to start the third on a triple as the ‘Fish were never able to take the lead the rest of the game. The Sailfish tied the score three times in the fourth quarter including at 54-54 with 1:40 to go. Two straight offensive fouls called against the ‘Fish kept the offense from getting a chance to take the lead. After Lynn’s Brekia Henderson made two free throws with 21 seconds left the ‘Fish missed two attempts from downtown at tying the game.
PBA made just one of nine attempts from long range while the Knights made five of their 13 attempts. Lynn kept the ‘Fish in the game by missing 15 of their 23 free throws. The Sailfish made 9-of-13. Only six players scored in the game for PBA with Jane Svilberg adding six points and Nikkira Brown making a free throw. Svilberg led the team in rebounds with nine and in assists with three.
The Sailfish are back in action after Thanksgiving, heading down to Nova Southeastern for the NSU Thanksgiving Classic where they play Armstrong and Valdosta State on Nov. 25 and 26.