Women’s Basketball Suffers First Loss of Season

BOCA RATON, Fla.-After starting off the season with five straight victories Lynn University's women's basketball team lost to Florida Southern 52-59 in the Sunshine State Conference opener. Shatorria Baker lead the Fighting Knights with 14 points while Charla Nelson-James had seven rebounds and three blocks in the loss. Lynn drops to 5-1 overall and 0-1 in the SSC While Florida Southern improves to 3-3 and 1-0 in the conference.

The Mocs scored the opening bucket of the match and lead by as many as 10 points before the Fighting Knights finished the half on a 19-10 run to cut the deficit to one. Lynn had it's biggest lead of the night in the first half when Kira Harvey found Baker behind the three point line with a tied score to give the Fighting Knights the three point advantage. Baker was the only player in the game to reach double-digit points in the opening half while also contributing a pair of steals. 

Lynn and Florida Southern would go back and forth tying the score three times in five minutes to start the half. The Mocs would pull away with a 12-0 run giving Florida Southern a 36-48 advantage. Lynn was unable to recover and eventually fell 52-59 by the sound of the buzzer. Harvey contributed eight points in the half followed by Zachara Bailey who had seven points, four assists and three steals in the final 20 minutes.

Deland, Fla., is the next destination for the Fighting Knights where they will play Stetson on December 4 at 12 pm. Fans can follow the action at www.lynnfightingknights.com. Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.