LAKELAND, Fla.- Lynn University's women's basketball team fell to the Florida Southern Moc's 71-44 in Saturday evenings Sunshine State Conference match-up. The Fighting Knights moved to 11-9 on the season and 4-6 in SSC play. Shatorria Baker led Lynn with 19 points, shooting 50 percent from the field. Tylar Tracy notched an additional eight points.
The Fighting Knight started the game slow in the first half, allowing The Moc's to go on a 14-4 run less than five minutes into play. The Blue and White picked up momentum after Baker drained back-to-back three pointers with 5:07 left, cutting the deficit to a mere eight points, 26-18. Lynn applied heavy pressure to Florida Sothern's shooters but struggled to rebound the ball, being outrebounded 21-to-14 in the opening period. Baker put up an impressive 12 points, shooting four-of-five from the field and 100 percent from both the free throw line, and three-point-rage.
Lynn never gave up forcing 11 turnovers, but The Moc's controlled the tempo of the game, maintaining a significant advantage in the second half. Tracy scored six points in the last 20 minutes, both of which were from three-point range, while Baker notched five points.
Lynn shot 28.8 percent from the field in the game while Florida Southern shot 43.1 percent. Both teams shot 75 percent from the free throw line.
The Blue and White will be back in action on Wednesday, February 12, when they travel to Davie, Fla. to take on Nova Southeastern. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive in-game updates by following @LUKnights on Twitter, Instagram and Vine.