Valdosta, Ga. – Lynn University's women's basketball team held the edge at halftime on Sunday and boasted the lead for a good majority of the contest but an aggressive second-half effort from host Valdosta State University allowed the Blazers to gain the advantage with under five minutes to go before downing the Fighting Knights in South Region action, 73-62.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Valdosta State 73, Lynn 62
Records: VSU (4-3), Lynn (2-7)
Location: The Complex | Valdosta, Ga.
All-Time Series: VSU leads 3-2
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Paola Vazquez Concepcion led her squad in scoring yet again, shooting 5-of-12 from the field with two triples for 12 points. She tacked on three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
- Aside from 11 points, Jaylen Snipes filled out the stat sheet with a career-high five steals, a team-high six assists and the second block of her career.
- Mariah Penascino shot 50% (4-8) from the field and rounded out Lynn's trio in double figures, finishing with 10 points, three assists and a team-high-tying six boards.
- Kelsi Fizer (six points, six rebounds) and Juju Uloma (six points, five rebounds) provided quality minutes off the bench.
- VSU's Taylor Buie led all players on the floor with 19 points behind a 3-for-5 effort from long range.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- These two teams last met in the 2013-14 season when the Blazers squeaked out a 58-56 win at their place.
- The Fighting Knights shot 41.1% from the field, their second-best shooting performance in a loss this season.
- Lynn assistant coach Stephan Walton played at Valdosta State for two years.
The Fighting Knights will next host their annual Holiday Classic, starting with a 2 p.m. matchup against Coastal Georgia on Sunday, Dec. 17.