Nova Southeastern Sharks Take Bite Out of Sailfish Winning Streak
January 12, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
DAVIE, Fla.- Winners of their last four contests, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team finally met their match on Monday night as they took on Nova Southeastern University in another pivotal road matchup. A tough night shooting the basketball doomed PBA’s chances as NSU cruised to a 76-37 victory at the University Center.
The Sharks jumped on the Fish early on as PBA competed in their fourth game in six days as they took on NSU on Monday night. NSU stormed out of the gate with a 16-2 run to start the contest and never looked back. After the Fish responded with their own 7-2 run, the Sharks would once again power their way past the young Fish and extend their lead to as many 20 points before going into halftime with a 34-16 lead.
Shooting a tough 29% (9-31) in the first-half, things didn’t get much better in the second 20 minutes of action as PBA was forced to try and get back into contention with a high number of three-point attempts. In total, the Fish finished just 1-of-19 from beyond the arc and ended the night with an overall shooting percentage of 27% (15-56).
Junior center Kristine Webb led the way for PBA on the night with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe. Senior Chanell Byrd followed right behind with seven points and a team-high eight rebounds.
NSU’s Stephanie Sarosi led all players with 20 points on the evening while just missing a double-double with nine rebounds. LaShawnna Edwards chipped in 12 points off the Sharks bench as one of 12 players to record a basket on the night.
Despite their busy schedule of late, things still remain constant for the Lady Fish who will be back in action on Tuesday, December 13th as they will hit the road to face a tough challenge in Florida Tech. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.