WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 11, 2012) - Four players scored in double-figures for Rollins and none for Saint Leo as the 11th-ranked Tars decisively defeated the Lions 86-50 on Saturday.
The victory is Rollins' (19-3) fourth-straight and, after a Barry loss to Florida Southern, puts them alone atop the Sunshine State Conference standings at 10-2.
Saint Leo (6-17, 1-11 SSC) was led by nine points from Chelsea Williams and Kinnara Lewis.
The Tars owned a slight edge on the glass, 37-36, but forced 26 Saint Leo turnovers while committing just 13. The Tars shot 47 percent (30-64) from the field and were hot from long range, going 13-of-21 from beyond the arc. The Lions hit nine field goals in each half and shot 18-of-52 (34 percent) for the game.
Saint Leo controlled the action early and led 9-5 after the first five minutes. Taylor hit a jumper and followed with an old fashioned 3-point play as Rollins went on a 14-2 run and took a 19-11 advantage with 11:04 in the half.
The Tars led 22-16 at the 10:12 mark and pulled away with a 15-0 spurt over the next four minutes and eventually took a 50-24 lead into intermission.
Rollins' offense stayed hot in the second half, pushing its advantage to 57-27 with 17:20 to play, and then 76-36 at the 12-minute mark. The Tars led by as much as 84-41 with three minute to play before Saint Leo closed the game on a 9-2 run.
The victory is Rollins' 30th in a row over Saint Leo, a winning streak that dates back to January 28, 1998.
Down to just four games in the regular season, Rollins next hosts Lynn on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM, WPRK.