HIGHLIGHTS AND QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS First Quarter l The teams traded baskets for the first four minutes with an Ingler conventional three-point play putting the Tars up 5-4. NSU responded with a 10-0 run and put Rollins down 14-5. The Tars ended the first in a 16-9 hole.
Second Quarter l Rollins came charging back in the second and knotted the score at 16 after a Tanaya Jones steal and Carly McLendon layup at the 8:04 mark. Back-to-back three-point plays by the Sharks put momentum back their way, but the Tars answered with an Ingler three-pointer and Jones layup to close to within one. NSU then outscored Rollins 12-2 the rest of the half and put the Tars down 34-23 at intermission.
Third Quarter l Stone drilled consecutive three-pointers to open the third and got the Tars to within five, but the run was halted before Rollins could get any closer. Marie Gilbert hit from deep to again close the gap to five midway through the period. After going back down by nine, Stone found her third triple of the period to make it a 45-39 game before the Sharks scored the last two points of the period as the Tars trailed 47-39 heading into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter l NSU started the fourth on a 6-0 spurt as the Tars offense struggled to keep pace. Rollins missed its first six shots from the field and committed eight turnovers to fall into a 56-41 hole with 2:55 to play. Tianna Rosser got the Tars first bucket at the 1:56 mark and Ingler later hit from deep to make it a 60-48 game late.
GAME NOTES • Rollins falls to 23-15 all-time against Nova Southeastern, having dropped the last five meetings. • Rollins’ nine points in the first and fourth quarters are only the third and fourth times this season they have not reached double-figures in a quarter. • With four blocks Wednesday, Carly McLendon moved into a tie for 16th with Jennifer Musgrove on Rollins all-time blocks list with 60. • With two three-pointers, Julia Ingler is now alone in eighth place on the Tars all-time list with 133 made. • Glenn Wilkes Jr. is now 671-233 in 31 years as the Tars head coach.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS Rollins is back on the road Saturday, January 14 at Saint Leo. Tipoff is scheduled for 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.