INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final Score: Tampa Spartans 50, Lynn University 54
Records: Tampa (12-6, 5-6 SSC), Lynn (8-10, 4-7 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series with the Knights, 40-10.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
1st Half | Tampa was the first team to score after Staja Tyghter made a jump shot to start the quarter. The Spartans had an offensive run that would put them up by as many nine points at the end of the first quarter. Faith Sanders was the leading point scorer in the first quarter with 7 points. The Spartans continued their offensive bout into the second quarter behind the efforts of Emily Eshoo, leading the Spartans with four points. Lynn's offense was sparked after an offensive run that would cut the Spartans lead to seven points heading into halftime, 29-23.
2nd Half | Lynn came out of halftime rejuvenated as they went on a six point run to make the score 31-28, with 6:45 left on the clock. The Spartans and the Knights traded baskets for the entirety of the third quarter. Lynn fought back and tied the game at 40-40 to end the third quarter. The fourth quarter played out much like the third quarter, both teams trading points, staying within three points of each other. Lynn went on to win the close battle 54-50.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Tyghter was the leading point scorer with 18 points.
- Tyghter led the defense with 13 rebounds.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Tyghter recorded her fifth double-double of the season.
- The Spartans loss to the Fighting Knights snaps a 12 game win streak.
Tampa will travel to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, January 24thto compete against the Eckerd College Tritons. The game is slated to start at 5:30 p.m.
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