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PREVIEW: Tars Welcome Sailfish for Saturday Matinee

Rachel Jablonski
Rachel Jablonski

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MATCH-UP:
Rollins (11-11, 6-10 SSC) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (4-17, 3-12 SSC)

WHEN:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Winter Park, Florida – Warden Arena

COVERAGE:
VIDEO: Tars Sports Network – RollinsSportsLive.com
VIDEO: SSC Digital Network– SunshineStateConference.tv
LIVESTATS: TarsStats.com

SET-UP:
With less than three weeks remaining the season, Rollins looks to snap its three-game skid Saturday hosting Palm Beach Atlantic. The Tars have slid into ninth-place in the Sunshine State Conference standings, on the outside looking in of the postseason picture. The top eight teams at season's end earn bids into the SSC Tourney. Rollins can get back into the mix with a strong finish to it slate, starting with PBA. The Sailfish have lost their last five and are 11th in the conference, their first official season as an SSC member. PBA is searching for a first road win of the season (0-10). Rollins will look to avenge an earlier season loss in West Palm Beach where they let a fourth-quarter slip away and lose 69-61.

TRACKING THE TARS:
Rollins got its offense back on track against conference-leading Florida Southern on Wednesday, but couldn't keep pace with the 20th-ranked Mocs and lost 78-69. Jaylyn Harrison led the way with 15 points and five assists. Julia Ingler added 11 points and Rachel Jablonski netted nine. Ingler leads the way on the season with 13.3 points a game. She is 55-144 from beyond the arc, the second-most made 3-pointers in the SSC. Denise Daniels is scoring 10.1 points a game and grabbing 5.8 rebounds a night. Harrison nets 8.3 a game and leads the Tars with three assists a game. Carly McLendon averages 7.9 points and 8.2 rebounds a game. Her 62 blocks are second-most in the SSC and rank 17th in the league. Rollins is 9-4 at home this season. The Tars average 66.3 points a game and allow 61.9 a night.

TRACKING THE SAILFISH:   
Palm Beach Atlantic beat Lynn and Nova Southeastern in the middle of January, but have since lost their last five heading into its match-up at Rollins. PBA was on the road Wednesday and fell to Lynn 85-65. Hannah Grim led the way with 22 points, shooting 9-of-20 from the field. Nkiru Anyagaligbo added 19 points while Ciara Cumbie tallied 12 points and four assists. Grimm leads the conference in scoring with 20 a game while also grabbing 6.8 rebounds a night. She is shooting 36 percent from the field and is 111-164 at the free throw line. Anyagaligbo is scoring 12.3 a night and grabbing 8.9 rebounds. Ciara Crumbie adds 7.3 points a game. PBA is allowing 70.9 points a game while generating 60.4 a night.

NOTES:

  • Earlier this season on Jan. 3, Palm Beach Atlantic defeated Rollins by a score of 69-61 in West Palm Beach.
  • Last season, Rollins swept the home-and-home series against Palm Beach Atlantic. On Jan. 7, the Tars defeated the Sailfish, 85-54, in Winter Park, and then just three weeks later, Rollins traveled to West Palm Beach and took care of business by winning, 75-65, on Jan. 28.
  • Rollins is 21-2 (.913) all-time against Palm Beach Atlantic. The Sailfish earned their lone victory against the Tars in Jan. 2016 in Winter Park by a score of 62-48.
  • Since Rollins and Palm Beach Atlantic started their annual home-and-home series during the 2011-12 season, the Tars have won 11 of the 13 contests.
  • In his 32nd season as the Tars head coach, Glenn Wilkes Jr. is 696-246 (.739).
  • Julia Ingler is tied for 17th in program history for most career points scored with 1,159 points. Ingler is tied with Dawn Henderson, while she trails 16th ranked Sarah Taylor (1,169 pts) by 10 points, 15th ranked Jenifer Gossett (1,177 pts) by 18 points and 14th ranked Ellen O'Day (1,180 pts) by 21 points.
  • Ingler ranks first in program history for both three-pointers made (218) and three-pointers attempted (600). The senior guard ranks 14th all-time in 3FG percentage (36.3%).
  • Carly McLendon ranks first in program history in both career blocked shots (170) and blocks per game (2.2) swats a game. This season in particular, the junior shot blocker ranks 13th in both total blocked shots (62) and blocks per game (2.82) among all Division II women.
  • McLendon is ranked eighth in program history for FG percentage (52.5%).
  • Jasmine Stone is ranked 15th in program history for three-pointers made with 91. Barring an unprecedented shooting spree, the senior will likely end her career ranked 15th, as she trails 14th ranked Sarah Taylor (108) by 17 made from behind the arc. Additionally, Stone has taken the 14th most three-pointers in program history with 307 attempted thus far. She trails 13th ranked Larissa McDonough (312) by five attempts.
  • Through 22 games, Rollins has turned the ball over a mere 269 times, 11th fewest in the country, which equates to an average of 12.2 turnovers per game, the 14th lowest mark in the country.

NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS:
Rollins heads to South Florida for its next conference game, visiting Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. They are back home for senior day on Saturday, February 17 against Eckerd. All games can be found on the SSC Digital Network at SunshineStateConference.tv and the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.       

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