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.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
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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STATS OF THE GAME:
- 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.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- 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.