Rollins Stays Hot with Win over Embry-Riddle
|Points||Ingler - 15||Standstrom - 15|
|Rebounds||Rosser - 11||Jorge - 8|
|Assists||2 tied with 2||5 tied with 2|
WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 1, 2017) – Rollins pushed its winning streak to six games, beating Embry-Riddle 52-50 at home Wednesday.
Julia Ingler, the reigning Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, led the Tars (14-6) with 15 points and five rebounds. The junior shot 4-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from long range, while also hitting all four free throw attempts. Tianna Rosser added nine points and 11 rebounds. Carly McLendon tallied eight points, six rebounds and five blocks.
Sigrid Sandstrom netted 15 for Embry-Riddle (13-7) while Sabrina Whiting scored 13.
Rollins earned the season split with ERAU after a just as close, 60-58 defeat in Daytona Beach earlier in the season.
• Julia Ingler (RC) 15 pts, 3-6 3FG, 4-4 FT
• Sigrid Sandstrom (ER) 15 pts, 5 rbs.
• Sabrina Whiting (ER) 13 pts, 4 rbs.
• Tianna Rosser (RC) 9 pts, 11 rbs.
HIGHLIGHTS AND QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS
First Quarter l Embry-Riddle jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two minutes of play. The Tars trailed 11-2 midway through the quarter, but closed the first strong and trailed 14-10 after the first 10 minutes.
Second Quarter l The Eagles put Rollins into a 21-10 hole at the 7:38 mark of the first. The Tars were just 3-of-16 from the field at that point. Coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. then earned a rare technical that woke up the Rollins offense, resulting in a 10-3 run to cut ERAU’s lead to 24-20 at the break.
Third Quarter l A quick Marie Gilbert three-pointer to start the second and Ingler jumper gave Rollins its first lead of the night, 25-24 with 9:26 left in the third. Ingler drained another triple to extend the advantage just two possessions later. ERAU came back to tie the score at 36 with 35 seconds left in the period before Tanaya Jones put the Tars back on top 38-36 with a later bucket.
Fourth Quarter l The Eagles came out firing to start the fourth and went up 41-38 only to have the Tars score the next four points and swing the lead back their way. The game later stood tied at 46 with 4:25 to play. Both teams would then go ice cold until a Gilbert free throw three minutes later put the Tars back on top. Rosser hit another from the line to give Rollins a 48-46 advantage with 1:12 left. Whiting hit from deep for ERAU on the next trip down the floor and put the visitors on top 49-48. Jones then scored the go-ahead basket with a 15-foot jumper and later hit a pair at the line to put the Tars ahead 52-49 with 22 seconds left. Rollins struggled at the line to close and gave the Eagles a chance at the end, but a potential game winning shot went begging at the buzzer.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 17-57 (30 percent); ERAU 16-60 (28 percent)
• 3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 4-12 (33 percent): ERAU 9-30 (30 percent)
• Free-throws: Rollins 14-23 (61 percent); ERAU 9-16 (56 percent)
• Rebounding: Rollins 43, ERAU 47
• Turnovers: Rollins 9, ERAU 12
• The game featured four ties and nine lead changes.
• Rollins now leads the all-time series with Embry-Riddle 3-1.
• This season’s previous meeting between the two teams was also a two point game with ERAU winning 60-58.
• Rollins nine turnovers was a season-low.
• Rollins was a season-worst 29.8 percent from the field.
• Rollins was outrebounded for just the fourth time this season.
• Carly McLendon moved into 10th on Rollins all-time blocks list with 81, passing Lindsey Woodcock.
• Tianna Rosser recorded double-digit rebounds for the seventh time this season.
• Glenn Wilkes Jr. improves to 676-233 all-time.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
Rollins is back on the road and back into Sunshine State Conference play on Saturday, February 4, visiting Eckerd at 2 p.m. Fans can follow the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.