WINTER PARK, Fla.- The Florida Tech Panthers (11-9, 5-4) were unable to recover after six overtimes last week to defeat the #10 unbeaten Rollins College
Tars (18-0, 9-0), losing 64-30 at the Warden Arena in Sunshine State Conference women’s basketball action.
The Panthers shooting proved to be their demise on the evening shooting only 19.7% (12-for-61) from the field, while the Tars notched a 35.0% going
21-for-60 for the night. Tech also did not hit one from the arc with a season first 0-for-17 for three pointers. The Tars shot 72.7% (16-for-22) from the
line as the Panthers made a disappointing 6-for-16 hitting only a mere 37.5% of their free throws.
Even the best defensive effort could not have brought the Tars’ down with-out making the offensive plays. Rebounding was about even with Rollins edging
Tech 51 to 46, while the Panthers lead with 13 steals and 5 blocks to the Tars 11 steals and 2 blocks.
Junior center Shante Johnson (Orlando, Fla.) however did bring her “A” game offensively for Tech, pounding the boards grabbing the game high 10 rebounds
and a career high four blocks for Tech. Johnson was also the only Panther consistent at the line going 2-for-2 for the night.
Rollins was led by freshman Jennifer Dyer (Wake Forest, N.C.) who came off the bench like Johnson and put up the game high 17 points. Dyer was also perfect
from the line hitting 6-for-6. Senior forwards Joselyn Giles (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Randi Weiss (Kissimmee, Fla.) each added 11 points. Weiss hit three
in a row from the arc.
Tech’s leading scorer was junior Danielle Vaughn (Tallahassee, Fla.) with eight points and chipped in six rebounds.
The Panthers will be back in action on Wednesday, February 1 hosting Barry University in another SSC game at 5:30 p.m. at the Clemente Center.