Women’s Basketball Holds off Lions in Road Win

Women’s Basketball Holds off Lions in Road Win

Saint Leo, Fla. – The Lynn University women's basketball team used a balanced effort from the entire team on Saturday afternoon to claim its first Sunshine State Conference victory of the season, 67-52, over Saint Leo. Mariah Penascino and Paola Vazquez Concepcion each scored double-digit points for the Fighting Knights, while Juju Uloma racked up 12 boards off the bench. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 67, Saint Leo 52
Records: Lynn 5-7 (1-4 SSC), Saint Leo 7-7 (2-4 SSC)
Location: Bowman Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads, 30-19 (Last met in 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Penascino led all Lynn players with 13 points on the day, grabbing six rebounds—five of which came in the first half—in the process.
  • Vazquez Concepcion had 11 points, marking the 10th time this season she has reached the double-digit plateau.
  • Uloma's 12 rebounds were a career-high, and her first time recording more than eight rebounds in a single game.
  • Jaylen Snipes and Janay Williams each finished with nine points in the game, with Snipes grabbing seven boards and Williams snaring six.
  • Eight Fighting Knights made more than one field goal in the game, and seven players finished with five or more points.
  • Lynn shot 44.1 percent from the floor to Saint Leo's 30.2 percent.
  • The Blue and White out-rebounded the Lions by a 44-33 margin, including a 14-9 edge in offensive rebounds.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn trailed by as much as seven points early in the game, but never trailed in the second half.
  • This is the third time in the last four years that the Fighting Knights have won their first game following the Christmas break.
  • The win is Lynn's 30th win all-time against Saint Leo, the most wins against any opponent in program history.
  • Lynn has won three games in a row for the first time this season. It is the second consecutive year in which the Fighting Knights have won their final three games of the calendar year.

UP NEXT:
The Blue and White return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they host Embry-Riddle for an SSC matchup at the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m in the first game of the new year.