Second Half Struggles Doom Women’s Basketball at Tampa

Second Half Struggles Doom Women’s Basketball at Tampa

Tampa, Fla. – Down just one point at halftime in a pivotal road matchup in the Sunshine State Conference (SSC), Lynn University's women's basketball team was unable to keep up with host-Tampa in the final two quarters, falling by a final score of 63-43. Kelsi Fizer and Jaylen Snipes were the lone Lynn players in double-figures, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 63, Lynn 43

Records: Lynn (11-4, 5-4 SSC), UTampa (12-5, 6-3 SSC)

Location: Martinez Center | Tampa, Fla.

All-Time Series: Tampa leads 41-9

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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Fizer went 5-of-12 from the field, adding a free throw for her 11-point outing.
  • Snipes played a game-high 39 minutes, grabbing five rebounds to add her 10 points.
  • Kevyn McKae was the Blue and White's leading bench scorer, finishing with eight points on 2-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. 
  • Meagan Shanahan also played significant time off the bench, notching five points, six rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes of action.
  • Lynn shot 28.1% from the field, 25.0% from distance and 54.5% at the free-throw line.
  • The Spartans shot 38.9 percent for the game, but made 8-of-14 3-PT attempts and went 13-for-14 from the charity stripe. 
  • The Fighting Knights committed 17 turnovers compared to Tampa's 11, but did win the rebounding battle 40-36. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Tampa outscored Lynn 34-17 in the second half, holding the Fighting Knights to just 15 second-half points.
  • Loie Webb made one three-pointer, her sixth-straight game with at least one made triple and 11th overall.  
  • Lynn has now lost two-straight for the first time this season sits at 2-4 in true road games, of which all four losses have come in SSC play. 
  • The Fighting Knights have now completed their road slate against the conference's top-six teams, playing at Rollins, Eckerd, Fla. Southern, Embry-Riddle, Nova Southeastern and Tampa thus far in 2018-19. 

UP NEXT: 

The Fighting Knights will be back at home in their next game, where they are a perfect 9-0 this season, hosting Barry on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m.