Sluggish Start Plagues Sailfish As They Fall To Embry-Riddle 103-85
December 9, 2016
Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- Long range shooting played a key factor Friday night, as the Sailfish fell 103-85 to Embry-Riddle in the ICI Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Eagles hit 19, while the Sailfish only hit four from downtown.
The Eagles jumped out to a lead in the opening minute of play and never looked back. The Sailfish were able to tie things up at the 16:03 mark in the first half, but were unable to ever gain a lead during the contest. The Eagles used 12 made three-pointers to extend their first half lead to an eventual 21 point difference.
The Sailfish connected on 48.4 (15-of-31) percent from the field in the opening half, but failed to connect from distance. The Eagles connected on 61.1 (22-of-36) percent from the field, including 12-of-21 from distance.
The second half did not fare any better for the ‘Fish, as the Eagles seven made three-pointers and shot 47.1 (16-of-34) percent from the field, out-shooting the Sailfish who hit 40.6 (13-of-32) percent from the field, knocking down four shots from distance.
Leading the way offensively for the Sailfish, Grant Gullett finished the night with 20 points, knocking down 80 (8-of-10) percent from field and finishing 4-of-7 from the free throw line.
While only scoring two points in the first half, Dakota Zinser finished the night with 15 points. The Green Bay, Wisc. native hit 3-of-4 on the night, all from behind the arc, while also adding 6-of-7 from the stripe.
Freshman De'Ondre Jackson finished the night scoring 11 points, hitting 5-of-10 from the field and adding a free throw.
Leading the way on the glass for the Sailfish Friday night was Lucas Morales, as the junior finished with 11 rebounds.
Skyler Hogan led the Eagles in scoring and rebounds Friday night, finishing with 38 points and eight rebounds.
With the loss, the Sailfish fall to 5-4 on the year. The ‘Fish return to action next week, as they head down to Boca Raton Dec. 16 and 17 to take on Drury University and Pace University in the Lynn Holiday Classic.