Sharks Take Down Saint Leo on the Road

SAINT LEO, FL – The Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team won their 12th consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, taking down Saint Leo from the McArthur Center. The Sharks were led by a season-high 24 points from Nicole Scales

SCORE: Nova Southeastern 75, Saint Leo 63             
RECORDS: Nova Southeastern 14-3, 9-1 SSC, Eckerd 9-8, 3-6 SSC              
LOCATION: McArthur Center | Saint Leo, Fla.              
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How it Happened

First Half – The Sharks jumped out to an early 6-2 lead after a layup from Morgan Kane. With 2:05 left in the quarter, Scales knocked down a three-pointer to jump start a 7-0 run for NSU as they headed to the second quarter with a 21-10 lead. Midway through the quarter, the Lions brought their deficit to six points. Shortly after, NSU would go on 10-2 run to extend their lead back to double digits, ultimately closing the half with a 38-28 lead.  

Second Half – India Shepherd kicked off the second half with a three-pointer. As they approached the 6:30 mark, Kailyn Terrell’s layup started a quick 5-0 run, capped off by free throws from Scales. Both teams continued to battle defensively but Jess Moors would have the last say in the quarter, knocking a jumper with two seconds left as they headed to the final frame. Saint Leo came out aggressive in the fourth quarter, cutting the NSU’s lead to just five points with 5:34 remaining in the game. Shortly after, Terrell and Scales knocked down back-to-back three-pointers, pushing the Sharks lead to 13 and ultimately securing the 75-63 victory over Saint Leo.  

Shark Standouts    

Nicole Scales: 24 points (season high), five rebounds  

Kailyn Terrell: 12 points, three steals 

Morgan Kane: 11 points, eight rebounds 

Coach's Corner

Head Coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry: “We picked up a big road win today against a tough Saint Leo team. Our players did a great job answering Saint Leo’s runs in the second half and knocked down free throws late to seal the win. It’s not an easy place to play, so our staff is proud of our players for maintaining their composure for forty minutes together.” 

What's Next         
Nova Southeastern will return home on Saturday, January 27th to take on Rollins in another SSC matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.  

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