Four Score in Double Digits as Women’s Basketball Downs St. Thomas

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lynn University women's basketball team had four players reach double-digit point totals as the team picked up its second consecutive win, downing St. Thomas by a final score of 71-58 at the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center on Saturday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 71, St. Thomas 58
Records: Lynn 2-4, St. Thomas 1-5
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Florida
All-Time Series: Lynn leads, 4-0 (Last met in 2009)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Kelsi Fizer and Janay Williams each tallied double-doubles in the win, with Fizer scoring 12 points and pulling in 10 boards, while Williams scored 11 points with 12 rebounds.
  • Paola Vazquez Concepcion led Lynn with 18 points in the game, making six of her seven free throws and adding seven rebounds.
  • Jaylen Snipes chipped in with 16 points and three assists off the bench in 23 minutes of action, going 9-for-11 from the free throw line and hitting a deep three-ball to beat the shot clock midway through the third quarter.
  • Mariah Penascino added five assists and six rebounds in the game while scoring four points.
  • The Fighting Knights out-rebounded the Bobcats 48-34 in the contest and grabbed a season-high 17 offensive rebounds in the victory.
  • Lynn's bench outscored the Bobcats' bench 30-11, and both teams had 10 points in transition on the day.
  • St. Thomas' Samara Auguste led all scorers with 23 points, while Katie Reinas reached the double-digit point mark with 15 before fouling out in the waning minutes.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn stormed back from a nine-point deficit in the first quarter to take the lead with 4:02 to play in the second frame. The Blue and White did not relinquish the lead, pushing the gap as high as 18 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Fizer's double-double was her second of the season, while Williams's was her first of the year.
  • Lynn's one three-pointer was its lowest total in a game since January 23, 2016, against then-nationally-ranked Florida Southern.
  • The Fighting Knights were victorious despite losing the turnover battle, 29-20.

UP NEXT:

Lynn hits the road for the first time since an early-season trip to Alabama, as they travel to Melbourne on Wednesday to face off with Sunshine State Conference opponent Florida Tech. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center.