Zoe Murphy led in factors, rebounds with 16 and seven
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A brand new air of vitality could possibly be felt earlier than tip-off as Florida Tech ladies’s basketball started postseason play as they took on Palm Seashore Atlantic within the opening spherical of the Sunshine State Convention match.
Sadly, this was not sufficient because the Panthers fell 73-50 in West Palm Seashore.
Zoe Murphy led all Panthers in factors and rebounds as she had 16 and seven, respectively. Fanny Hakanson discovered herself tied for a game-high, whereas main Tech, in assists with 5. On the defensive finish, Hakanson and Fanny Paulin each amassed three steals whereas Irene Vincente placed on a blocking clinic with 4 rejections.
The Crimson & Grey acquired off to a sluggish begin as they have been outscored 8-3 over the primary 5 minutes of place. The sluggish begin continued within the second a part of the primary as a nine-point Sailfish run made it a 17-3 sport with 3:22 left.
Nevertheless, the ultimate couple of minutes did see Florida Tech carry its deficit all the way down to 21-11 due to a Paulin layup with solely three seconds left on the clock.
The second quarter started similarly as the primary with PBA scoring 9 unanswered factors after a Makyla Daniels free throw opened the interval.
This put the rating at 30-12 with 7:33 left however then the ladies started pushing the go for the subsequent 4 minutes and the lead started to shrink. Sadly, a 10-0 Sailfish run ended the half and put Tech down 48-26 on the break.
The third quarter was a defensive battle as neither group’s offense actually acquired going as the 2 groups mixed for a complete of 21 factors and the rating when the clock hit 0:00 was 60-35.
The ultimate quarter was a Panther showcase as they opened the quarter on a 5-0 run and stored PBA off the board for nearly 4 minutes.
Following the robust begin, it grew to become a backwards and forwards battle as neither group managed to seize the momentum for the remainder of the sport and result in the ultimate rating being 73-50.
This loss ends Florida Tech’s 2021 season, because the group now turns their focus to the follow courtroom as they prepared themselves for the upcoming yr.
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