HIGHLIGHTS AND QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS First Quarter l Rollins scored the game’s first four points and was able to keep PBA from getting any momentum rolling the entire period. The Sailfish got to as close as 8-7, but the Tars pulled away, ultimately taking a 21-16 lead after Tianna Rosser closed the quarter with five-straight points.
Second Quarter l After going up by as many as seven, the Tars lead dwindled to 26-21 with 8:06 left in the half. Four consecutive free throws from Gilbert sparked a 13-0 run that put Rollins ahead 39-21 midway through the period. The ‘Fish would get no closer than 12 as the Tars took a 41-27 lead into halftime.
Third Quarter l Rollins didn’t have any letdown in the third and pushed the advantage to 21, 60-39 on a Denise Daniels jumper at the 2:16 mark. The Tars closed the period with a comfortable 65-45 lead.
Fourth Quarter l The Tars put the game away early in the forth as a McLendon putback with 5:52 to play gave Rollins a 72-47 advantage. The lead was pushed to a game-high 33 after a Nikki Corsini jumper at the 22 second mark made it an 85-52 advantage.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE • Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 30-70 (43 percent); PBA 18-61 (30 percent) • 3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 7-19 (37 percent); PBA 3-18 (17 percent) • Free-throws: Rollins 18-20 (90 percent); PBA 15-21 (72 percent) • Rebounding: Rollins 48, PBA 37 • Turnovers: Rollins 16, PBA 21 • Rollins owned the paint to a 34-16 advantage • Rollins outscored PBA 19-7 in second-chance points
GAME NOTES • Rollins improves to 22-1 all-time against PBA. • Carly McLendon’s previous career-high in rebounds was nine, reached four times. • Tanaya Jones tied a career-high with eight assists; the senior ranks 13th in Rollins history with 297 for her career. • McLendon moved into 17th in Rollins’ all-time blocks list with 56; Marie Gilbert is 18th with 54. • Julia Ingler is now tied with Ashley Jones for eighth on Rollins all-time three-pointers list with 131. • Glenn Wilkes Jr. is now 671-232 in 31 years as the Tars head coach.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS Rollins is on the road for its next two, starting with a trip to Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, January 11, followed by a game at Saint Leo on Saturday, January 14th. Both games tip at 5:30 p.m. Fans can follow the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.