FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Basketball team used a strong second half to complete a comeback and earn their third Sunshine State Conference victory of the season. Nova Southeastern outscored Lynn 39-24 in the second half and Madeline Hardy led the way for NSU, scoring 17 points and adding 10 rebounds to record a double-double.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP
RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 8-6, 3-4 SSC; Lynn 4-6, 2-4 SSC
SCORE: Nova Southeastern 67, Lynn 59
LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Rick Case Arena
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HOW IT HAPPENED
1ST QUARTER – After falling behind 7-2 in the early moments of the game, a fastbreak lay-up from Sarei McGill and a three-pointer from India Shepherd put the score at 10-7 midway through the first quarter. McKenah Peter’s first three-pointer of the game kept the Sharks within four-points, down 14-10 with 3:37 left in the first quarter. NSU went into the second quarter trailing 19-12.
2ND QUARTER – Lynn extended their lead to double-digits over the Sharks, when Makenna Drabick scored five consecutive points for Nova Southeastern to put the score at 26-19. Madeline Hardy closed the half with a three-point bucket, sending the game into halftime with the Sharks trailing 35-28.
3RD QUARTER – Peters added another three-point basket to cut the Fighting Knights lead to 35-32 early in the third quarter. Hardy converted an and-one midway through the quarter, bringing the Sharks within one (40-39). Four consecutive free throws from Sh’Naya Anderson sent the game into the final quarter with a 43-41 advantage.
4TH QUARTER – With the game tied 45-45, Peters hit another three-pointer and was fouled, scoring four points for the Sharks. Immediately following the four-point play, Peters was once again fouled after finishing a lay-up, giving NSU a 52-45 lead over Lynn. Grace Gilmore scored seven points, all from the free throw line, in the quarter helping seal the 67-59 victory for Nova Southeastern.
BOX SCORE BREAKDOWN
- Nova Southeastern outscored Lynn off turnovers (12-7), second chance points (11-5), and bench points (16-11).
- McKenah Peters went 4-10 from beyond the arc.
- Madeline Hardy recorded her first double-double of her Shark career.
Nova Southeastern travels to Winter Park, Fla., to take on Rollins in Sunshine State action on Sat., Jan. 8, tip-off is set for 2 p.m.