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Rollins Gets Back to Winning Ways over Lynn

Julia Ingler
Julia Ingler

WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 27, 2018) – Rollins used a hot-shooting third quarter to beat Lynn 72-65 on Saturday and snap its three-game skid. 

The Tars improve to 11-9 overall and 6-7 in the Sunshine State Conference while Lynn drops to 9-11, 5-8 SSC. Rollins head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. also moves a step closer to a big career milestone, picking up career win 696. 

On a day where she was honored for her 1000th-career point and school record 195 three-pointers, Julia Ingler led the Tars with 22 points. The senior was 9-of-12 from the field and hit 5-of-7 three pointers. Vernisha Andrews added 13 points, 12 rebounds and four assists while Jaylyn Harrison scored 11. 

Paola Vazquez paced Lynn with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists. Jaylen Snipes scored 10 off the bench while JuJu Uloma tallied nine points and eight rebounds. 

Rollins enjoyed a good shooting night, hitting 30-of-62 (48 percent), including eight three-pointers. The Fighting Knights were 22-of-59 (37 percent). Rollins won the glass 38-37 and committed eight turnovers to Lynn's seven. 

The first quarter saw two ties and four lead changes with Rollins grabbing an 18-15 advantage after the first 10 minutes. 

An Ingler long ball at the 6:36 mark of the second put the Tars on top 23-22 and sparked a three-minute run that led to a 35-26 Tars advantage with 3:13 left in the half. Lynn chipped away and got as close as six with Rollins owning a 37-31 halftime advantage. 

Both teams came out hot to start the second, but Rollins offense proved to be stronger as the Tars ran out to a 57-41 lead with three-minutes to go in the frame. Ingler and Jo Bistrow both scored five during the outburst to put Rollins comfortably in front. The Fighting Knights again came back and cut the Tars advantage to 61-52 heading into the fourth. 

In the final period, Ingler gave Rollins a 68-57 lead on a jumper with 7:08 remaining. That would be the Tars last field goal of the game however as Lynn slowly started the climb back. Rollins defense held Lynn mostly in check until a Snipes three-point play pulled the visitors to within 69-65 with 1:47 left. 

Neither team would score the next five possessions until Andrews got a pair at the line to extend the Rollins advantage to 71-65 with just 27 seconds left. Rollins then held on to complete the season sweep of the Knights. 

Rollins is back in action on Wednesday, January 31 traveling to Embry-Riddle for a 5:30 p.m. game. Fans can catch the action on the Tars Sports Network and SSC Digital Network at RollinsSports.com.

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