BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's women's basketball team outscored Palm Beach Atlantic 20-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 66-56 victory in both team's Sunshine State Conference openers. The Fighting Knights open the season 5-0 for the first time since 2012-13.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 66, Palm Beach Atlantic 55
Records: Lynn (5-0, 1-0 SSC), PBA (1-3, 0-1 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 19-11 all-time (Teams split season series in 2017-18)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Lynn shot 34.9% from the field for the game but made it when it counted in the fourth quarter where it shot 50%.
- Palm Beach Atlantic was held to 36.2% shooting and a mere 13.3% in the final quarter.
- Juju Uloma led all scorers with 13 points off the bench on 6-of-10 shooting and added a game-high 10 rebounds.
- Jaylen Snipes scored 11 points and chipped in five assists and three steals.
- Kelsi Fizer was second on the team with eight boards and two steals.
- Mina Salhia led PBA with 12 points while Jonika Garvin scored 11 points.
- Christina Potts just missed out on scoring in double-figures with nine points, going 1-of-5 from the field, and 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- This is the sixth time in program history the team has started 5-0 and first since 2012-13.
- Uloma recorded her first career double-double.
- Uloma's 10 rebounds are the third-most in her career.
- Lynn had three blocks, giving the team four consecutive games with at least three blocks.
- The Fighting Knights' 46 rebounds are a season-high while the 11 steals tied a season-high.
- Lynn snapped a four-game skid in SSC openers, winning its first conference meeting for the first time since 2013-14.
- The Blue and White improved to 9-13 in league openers.
- With both Embry-Riddle and Tampa falling on Wednesday, Lynn becomes the only undefeated team in the SSC.
The Fighting Knights take their perfect record on the road for the first time as they travel to Winter Park, Fla., to battle Rollins. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.