Tars Too Much To Handle, 'Fish Fall On The Road

Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant

Photo courtesy of Ron HilliardPhoto courtesy of Ron Hilliard

Box Score

WINTER PARK, Fla.- Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball team hit the road Saturday afternoon as they took on the Rollins College Tars in the Warden Arena in Winter Park, Fla. Despite Hannah Grim and Ayanna Holmes combining for 33 points on the afternoon, the Tars were too much for the Sailfish to handle, as the ‘Fish fell 85-54.

Even with the Tars leading Saturday’s game wire-to-wire, the ‘Fish kept things close in the first quarter. The ‘Fish never trailed by more than two possessions and ended the quarter down 21-16.

The second quarter played no differently for PBA, as Rollins continued to extend their lead to 41-29 at the half. The Sailfish shot just 32.4 (12-of-37) percent in the first half, while the Tars knocked down every other shot they took, hitting 15-of-30 attempts in the half.

While the Tars cooled off in the second half from 50 percent to 37.5 (15-40) percent, unfortunately so did the Sailfish, as PBA only shot 25 (6-of-24) percent from the field in the half. The poor shooting by the Sailfish allowed Rollins to run away with things in the second half, extending their lead to 33 points in the final minute of the game.

Grim finished the afternoon with 17 points, hitting 6-of-20 from the field, including one from distance. The junior from Apple Valley, Minn. also grabbed four rebounds, while picking up a steal and dishing out two assists.

Holmes picked up her sixth double-double of the season Saturday afternoon. The senior knocked down 3-of-11 from the field while also adding eight points from the charity stripe, finishing with 14 points. The Jupiter, Fla. native also grabbed 15 rebounds, four steals, and dished out three assists.

With the loss, the Sailfish fall to 5-9 on the year overall and 1-6 in Sunshine State Conference play. They return to action Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Miami Shores, Fla. as they take on the Barry Buccaneers, scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

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