Women’s Hoops Uses Second-Half Seasoning to Smoke Sailfish
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s women’s basketball team made up a 10-point deficit to topple Palm Beach Atlantic 56-48 on Friday evening. Kira Harvey led all scorers with 21 points and inched a little closer to joining the 1,000 point club and becoming the all-time leader in three-point field goals. The Fighting Knights improve to 6-2 overall while the Sailfish drop to 2-6.
After an early trey by Harvey, Palm Beach Atlantic tied the game behind Taylor Peterson and later took its first lead, 12-11, following a Kirstie Mason three from the right wing. The Sailfish held court for the remainder of the half, going up by as many as 10, 32-22, before Charla Nelson-James and Tashina Bailey made it 32-28 heading into the locker room.
With a new half upon the Blue & White, Nelson-James and Harvey began to chip away at the PBA advantage, finally breaking through with 9:54 remaining. Harvey nailed her fifth three-pointer of the night to put LU on top 42-41.
The senior from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., needs three shots from behind the arc to become the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 155 and is five-points shy of becoming the ninth player in school history with 1,000 career points.
A slim lead was overturned by Ashley Doleberry but Nelson-James scored two more of her 11 points to put the Fighting Knights back up 46-45. Harvey followed with a jumper in the paint but Doleberry continued to pester with a jumper to tie the game for the third time.
Tifani Kerrison came off the bench to drain her only three from long-range, giving the Blue & White the lead for good, and Tylar Tracy put the game out of reach, after Doleberry’s 11th turnover, with a three of her own.
Lynn shot 32.3 percent from the field and forced 23 turnovers, with Tracy logging four steals.
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