Saint Leo, Fla. – The Lynn University women's basketball team used a balanced effort from the entire team on Saturday afternoon to claim its first Sunshine State Conference victory of the season, 67-52, over Saint Leo. Mariah Penascino and Paola Vazquez Concepcion each scored double-digit points for the Fighting Knights, while Juju Uloma racked up 12 boards off the bench.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 67, Saint Leo 52
Records: Lynn 5-7 (1-4 SSC), Saint Leo 7-7 (2-4 SSC)
Location: Bowman Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads, 30-19 (Last met in 2017)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Penascino led all Lynn players with 13 points on the day, grabbing six rebounds—five of which came in the first half—in the process.
- Vazquez Concepcion had 11 points, marking the 10th time this season she has reached the double-digit plateau.
- Uloma's 12 rebounds were a career-high, and her first time recording more than eight rebounds in a single game.
- Jaylen Snipes and Janay Williams each finished with nine points in the game, with Snipes grabbing seven boards and Williams snaring six.
- Eight Fighting Knights made more than one field goal in the game, and seven players finished with five or more points.
- Lynn shot 44.1 percent from the floor to Saint Leo's 30.2 percent.
- The Blue and White out-rebounded the Lions by a 44-33 margin, including a 14-9 edge in offensive rebounds.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lynn trailed by as much as seven points early in the game, but never trailed in the second half.
- This is the third time in the last four years that the Fighting Knights have won their first game following the Christmas break.
- The win is Lynn's 30th win all-time against Saint Leo, the most wins against any opponent in program history.
- Lynn has won three games in a row for the first time this season. It is the second consecutive year in which the Fighting Knights have won their final three games of the calendar year.
The Blue and White return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they host Embry-Riddle for an SSC matchup at the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m in the first game of the new year.