Lions Roar Past Women’s Basketball

Lions Roar Past Women’s Basketball

Florence, Ala. Despite a career-best performance from standout senior Paola Vazquez Concepcion and an 8-for-13 afternoon from three-point range as a team, the Lynn University women's basketball team dropped a 93-81 shootout to the University of North Alabama to end a two-game road trip on Saturday.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: North Alabama 93, Lynn 81
Records: Lynn 0-2, North Alabama 2-0
Location: Flowers Hall | Florence, Alabama
All-Time Series: Series tied, 1-1 (Last met in 2003)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Vazquez Concepcion netted 29 points to set a new personal-best mark for a single game, surpassing her previous career-high of 26 points which she set last season against Tuskeegee.
  • Barbora Zilkova reach double digits for the first time in her Lynn career, dropping 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting—including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from three-point range.
  • Kelsi Fizer led all players in the game with eight rebounds, while Janay Williams grabbed seven boards for Lynn. In total, the Blue and White out-rebounded UNA 38-33.
  • North Alabama pulled away in the second half, outscoring Lynn 45-32 following the break.
  • Both teams got off to a hot start, as the Blue and White shot better than 54 percent from the floor in the first half, while UNA made shots at a 48.6 percent clip in the first 20 minutes.
  • Lynn was plagued by foul trouble, as six players registered three or more fouls.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn's 81 points tied its highest single-game total against an NCAA opponent from last season, however the Blue and White allowed their most points to an opponent in a single game since the 2013-14 season.
  • The Fighting Knights sent the game into the halftime break tied at 49-49 following an 11-2 run to close the second quarter.
  • Lynn's 49 first-half points were the most in an opening half for Lynn under head coach Julia Huddleston.

UP NEXT:

Lynn returns to the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center for a four-game homestand beginning on Wednesday night when it takes on Nova Southeastern. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.