WINTER PARK, Fla. – McKenah Peters and Madeline Hardy each recorded 20-points, and shot over 50% from the field, to lead the Nova Southeastern Women’s Basketball team to a 79-55 victory over Rollins in Sunshine State Conference action from the Alfond Sports Center.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
- Records: Nova Southeastern 9-6, 4-4 SSC; Rollins 4-8, 1-6 SSC
- Score: Nova Southeastern 79, Rollins 55
- Location: Alfond Sports Center | Winter Park, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
1ST QUARTER – Kyarrah Grant opened the scoring for the Sharks, making two consecutive lay-ups off assists from Hardy. Peters scored five straight points for NSU, hitting a lay-up and making a three-pointer to give NSU a 9-5 lead. Following the media timeout, Hardy finished an and-one, as the Sharks led 12-7. Grace Gilmore closed out the first quarter by scoring the final six points for Nova Southeastern, as the Sharks led 18-13.
2ND QUARTER – Peters scored the first 12 points for NSU to start the second quarter, making three, three-pointers, and giving NSU a 30-14 lead. India Shepherd made a lay-up, which extended the Sharks lead to over 20 points, 39-18. Hardy closed the first half by converting her second and-one of the game, sending the Sharks into the halftime break ahead 45-25.
3RD QUARTER – Hardy made back-to-back lay-ups, recording seven straight points, to extend
the NSU lead to 49-25 in the early stages of the third quarter. Rollins went on a 13-0 run, cutting the Sharks lead to 49-38, when Gilmore sank two free throws at the 3:39 mark. NSU added six points from two consecutive three-pointers from Grant and Gilmore. Grant added another three-point bucket to close the frame, as NSU led 62-41 after three quarters.
4TH QUARTER – Mia Jones got in on the action for the Sharks, making a lay-up for NSU. With less than two minutes remaining in the fourth, Gilmore put Nova Southeastern ahead 75-55 with a lay-up. NSU closed out the victory and improved to 4-4 in Sunshine State Conference play.
BOX SCORE BREAKDOWN
- Nova Southeastern won each of the four quarters during the game, and scored 27 points in the second quarter.
- Madeline Hardy just missed her second consecutive double-double and scored a game-high 21 points.
- Four Sharks scored in double-digits on the game, including three starters: Hardy (21), Peters (20), Grant (12) and Gilmore (13).
Nova Southeastern travels to Lakeland, Fla., to take on the Moccasins of Florida Southern on Sat., Jan. 15. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.