Florida Tech Women Suffer Heartbreaker Against Lynn in Overtime Loss
BOCA RATON , Fla.-The Florida Tech Panthers (10-8, 4-3) fall in overtime battle 71-70 to the Lynn University Knights (9-8, 4-3) in a tough fought Sunshine
State Conference women’s match-up at the deHoernle Center. This loss is the first time in four year’s that Tech has given up a game to the Knights. Both
teams are now tied in the SSC standings after the loss.
Junior center Danise Fequiere (Miami, Fla.) played her best game of the year scoring 21 points to lead the all players for the evening. She also chipped in
eight rebounds. Teammate sophomore point guard Tenisha Chase (Temple Hills, Md.) also hit a career mark breaking her single game scoring record tallying 18
points for the Panthers. Junior guard Jen Tamilio also scored in the double figures for Tech adding 15 points. Tamilio had the game high in steals with
seven and notched eight boards.
The Panthers headed to the locker room down twelve after shooting a disappointing 31% from the field to the Knights 43.5% at the half.
Tech came back onto the court in the second half with a mission to regain control of the game. The Panthers outscored the Knights 39-27 knotting up the
game 63-63 at the regulation buzzer. Tamilio was a major part of the second half jolt scoring three from the arch early hitting her first at 15:50 on the
clock to start Tech’s comeback. At 11:28 and then less than a minute later Tamilio consecutively slammed to more three’s closing the gap to only a four
With 7:24 left in the second half, Chase hit a crucial lay-up to knot the score 50 all and also managed to draw the foul. Hitting the three point
conversion placed Tech in their first lead of the half.
The Panthers looked like they would hold final control of the game scoring the first six points of overtime pushing them ahead 70-64 with only 1:44 left in
overtime play. The Panthers gave up two key possessions due to turnovers that eventually lost them the game allowing the Knights to take advantage of the
The Knights had five players score in the double figures. Senior forward Jackie Codiga (Seattle, Wash.) led her team to the victory finishing with 17
points and eleven rebounds.
From the line the Fighting Knights tallied a 66.7% while Tech only shot 50.0% for free throws proving to be one of the major factors of the Panthers loss.
Florida Tech will be back in action on Saturday, January 28 hosting Florida Southern in another SSC game at the Clemente Center tipping off at 2:00 p.m.