Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – After leading for a majority of the game, the Lynn University women's basketball team needed a last-second jumper to seal the victory on Wednesday night as Paola Vazquez Concepcion hit a shot with time expiring to lift the Fighting Knights to victory, 67-66, at Nova Southeastern University. Vazquez Concepcion racked up a team-high 17 points while pulling in five rebounds and dishing out five assists.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 67, Nova Southeastern 66
Records: Lynn 9-10 (5-7 SSC), NSU 9-9 (5-7 SSC)
Location: Rick Case Arena| Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
All-Time Series: NSU leads, 23-15 (Teams split season series this year)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Vazquez not only hit the game-winning shot, but knocked down a three-pointer to knot the game at 64-64 with just more than one minute to play in the final quarter.
- Jaylen Snipes had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win while helping set up the game-winning jumper by Vazquez Concepcion. The junior has scored double-digit points in seven consecutive games—the longest such streak by a Fighting Knight this season.
- Janay Williams dropped 10 points while pulling in seven rebounds for Lynn, shooting a team-best 5-of-7 from the floor.
- Lynn shot 47.2 percent as a team, while NSU shot just 35.4 percent. The Sharks shot well from downtown, making 11 threes to Lynn's four in the contest.
- The Fighting Knights won the rebounding battle in the contest, but lost the turnover battle after giving it away 19 times to NSU's 12.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Five players registered five or more rebounds in the win for the Fighting Knights.
- The win was Lynn's second road victory in conference play after the team won just one road game in each of the past two seasons.
- With five wins in SSC action, head coach Julia Huddleston has set a new career-high win total in a single season against conference foes after winning four games in league play last year.
The Fighting Knights remain on the road on Saturday when they travel to Rollins for a 2 p.m. battle with the Tars.