Women’s Basketball Tops Janes Behind Harvey’s Performance

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's women's basketball team overpowered Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 73-42 Sunday afternoon.  Kira Harvey led all scorers with 19 points and five steals while Marquis Lee added 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.  The Fighting Knights even their record to 2-2 overall.

Puerto Rico-Mayaguez's good fortune went south rather quickly as it was assessed a technical foul before the tip-off.  Harvey knocked down both free-throw attempts and scored four of the Knights' first six points to open up a 6-0 lead.  Lee later made it an 11 point advantage, 12-1, when she scored on a fast-break layup from Harvey.

The Janes (0-3) managed to go on an 8-2 run, cutting the deficit to four, 14-10, behind Ashley Fermin's five points.  Leading by just three points with 9:14 remaining in the opening half, Tylar Tracy buried a three from the left wing to jumpstart a 12-0 Blue & White run.  Charla Nelson-James helped LU to a 38-21 halftime lead when she knocked down two jumpers over the final minute.  She finished with 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Lynn pulled away in the second with LaKendra Jones hitting to jumpersin the paint to start the half.  Harvey followed with her second trey of the day and the Knights' jumped to 24-point lead, 47-23, and never looked back.

Mayaguez didn't have much of an answer on either side, turning the ball over 24 times while shooting 22.2 percent from the field.  Lynn hit 44.8 percent of its shots and out-rebounded UPRM 48-30.

Jones grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go along with her seven points and Tracy logged six assists.

The Fighting Knights hit the hardwood on Wednesday, November 30, at 6 p.m. when they take on NCAA Division I Florida International in Miami, Fla.