Low-Scoring Affair Goes Bobcats Way as Lady Sailfish Unable to Take Road Victory
February 3, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- In what of the lowest scoring outputs of the season, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s basketball team fell on Tuesday evening to St. Thomas University by a final score of 45-36. The Sailfish and Bobcats split the season series after PBA took the season opener back in November.
Both teams had trouble getting baskets in the contest as the two squads combined to shoot 33-of-111 shots from the field on Tuesday evening.
The Sailfish held the advantage in the first-half outscoring the Cats by a 21-14 halftime score. Unfortunately for the visiting Sailfish, the second-half proved to be much more productive for the Bobcats as they stormed out for a 31-15 advantage in the second 20 minutes of action.
Twenty of the teams points came from Dominque Collier who finished 8-of-21 from the field with a game-high 20 points. Nickerline Montina added in 10 points off the Bobcats bench.
The Sailfish were paced by senior guard Melissa Perez who had 11 points but finished just 3-of-18 from the field after a career-high 24 points her last outing against Ave Maria University. Freshman Lynsey Poole concluded her evening with only eight points but did add in eight rebounds, seven steals, and four assists.
Junior center Kristine Webb added in eight points and a career-high eight blocks as the 6’4” transfer also pulled down five rebounds.
Perhaps the most glaring statistic for the Sailfish were turnovers as they tallied a season-high 32 turnovers that led to some easier baskets for STU in the second-half.
Now 7-15 on the season, the Sailfish will look to get back on track on Saturday, February 7th as they will play host to Nova Southeastern University at 3 p.m. in the Rubin Arena.