Late Free Throws Lift Women’s Basketball to Victory

BOCA RATON, Fla. The Lynn University women's basketball team sank five free throws in the final 12 seconds of action to hold off a comeback attempt by Shaw University in the final game of the Women's Basketball Holiday Classic on Monday afternoon, winning the game 59-55 at the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center.

Final: Lynn 59, Shaw 55
Records: Lynn 4-7, Shaw 3-8
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Florida
All-Time Series: Shaw leads, 4-1 (Last met in 2015)
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  • Jaylen Snipes racked up a career-high 16 points in the win, tying for the game-high total while dishing out a game-high five assists. The sophomore was 5-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line—including a 3-for-4 mark in the final five seconds.
  • Barbora Zilkova reached double figures for the second time this season, pouring in a career-high 12 points on 5-for-12 from the floor.
  • Mariah Penascino had a career-high 14 rebounds, marking the highest single-game total for the Fighting Knights since Dec. 10, 2015 when Charla Nelson-James pulled in 14 boards for the Blue and White.
  • Christina Potts and Paola Vazquez Concepcion each had nine points in the game, while Janay Williams chipped in with seven points and six rebounds.
  • Shaw's Julia Cordova poured in 16 points on an impressive 7-for-8 day shooting, and tied a team-high with six rebounds.


  • This was the second game this season in which Snipes has led the team in scoring.
  • The win marks the second time the Fighting Knights have won back-to-back games this season.
  • Penascino led Lynn in rebounding for the second straight game and third time on the year.
  • Lynn won both games of its holiday classic for the second consecutive season.
  • The win was the Fighting Knights' first ever against Shaw.


Lynn resumes play after a brief holiday break, hitting the road to Saint Leo on Saturday, Dec. 30. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.