Saint Leo Uses Big Second-Half Run to Overtake Sailfish

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- After a crazy first-half of basketball that featured a total of 34 turnovers and 50 points, the Palm Beach Atlantic University and Saint Leo University women’s basketball teams stormed back for another exciting second-half on Tuesday evening in the first game of a PBA-SLU basketball double-header at the Rubin Arena. After trailing by six points at the half, SLU came away with a tight 63-58 victory.

The Lions (6-0) utilized a 15-0 run in the middle of the second-half to overtake the Fish in what had been a game they would control to that point. PBA (1-4) was close down the stretch and made a late run after Saint Leo built up an 11 point lead late in the second-half.

Freshman guard Lynsey Poole led the way for PBA on the night as she totaled a career-high 17 points while also pulling down five rebounds and three assists. The young and energetic guard out of San Antonio, Texas once again proved to be exciting but also struggled at times with the Lions press as she totaled seven turnovers.

Brooke Burgess also tallied double-figures for the Fish as the 6’1” forward collected 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting while also pulling down seven boards. Freshman forward Selethia Jackson played nearly the entire game at 39 minutes and just missed out on a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Lions were led by Melissa Guerero’s 17 points and 11 points from Dominique Daniels. Marquita Fenn added in a solid 14 points off the bench with six rebounds.

PBA gets back in action in another basketball double-header later this week as they host Lynn University at 2 pm on Saturday, November 29th. The PBA men’s team will take on Barry Unviersity in the night-cap at approximately 4 pm.

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