FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Despite outscoring Embry-Riddle in the second half, the Sharks’ efforts fell just short, dropping a Sunshine State Conference game 61-57 against the Eagles on Sunday afternoon from the Rick Case Arena. In the game, Grace Gilmore recorded her 1000th career collegiate point.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP
SCORE: Nova Southeastern 57, Embry-Riddle 61
RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 7-6, 2-4 SSC; Embry-Riddle 5-6, 2-2 SSC
LOCATION: Rick Case Arena | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
1ST QUARTER – The Eagles opened the game with a 10-0 run, when Grace Gilmore scored three consecutive buckets for the Sharks, putting the score at 14-7. McKenah Peters converted an and-one, bringng NSU back within four points. Kyarrah Grant tied the game at 14-14, capping a 14-4 run for Nova Southeastern.
2ND QUARTER – Peters scored seven straight points, including hitting back-to-back three pointers, putting the score at 26-20. Grant added a three-point make of her own to bring the score to 28-24, with less than four minutes remaining in the first half. Nova Southeastern went into the halftime break trailing ERAU 37-29.
3RD QUARTER – Gilmore also got the scoring started for NSU in the second half, recording a fastbreak lay-up after adding a steal to her line score. Peters, Gilmore, and Grant all hit a three-pointer to put the score at 44-40 with less than three minutes left in the third. NSU cut the deficit to 51-46 as the game shifted to the fourth quarter.
4TH QUARTER – Peters opened the fourth quarter with the first five points for NSU, putting the Sharks within striking distance, trailing 55-51. With two minutes remaining in the Sunshine State Conference match-up, the Sharks weren’t able to get the lead and dropped the SSC tilt 61-57.
The Sharks will host Lynn in a Sunshine State Conference game on Wed., Jan. 5, from the Rick Case Arena. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.