Panthers Start Season Strong
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Women’s Basketball) – The Florida Tech Panthers started their
season off right with a win against the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish on Saturday night. The Panthers left West Palm Beach with a 1-0 record thanks to a
Junior guard Kristin
Heminger went off to the tune of 26 points in the first game of the season. She did most of her damage from beyond the three-point line.
Heminger dropped six three-pointers, including four for her first 12 points of the second half.
Freshman guard Lynisha
Nelson was the only freshman to start and proved why she deserved it. She started the game with two treys in her first collegiate action. She
finished the game with nine points and six assists.
Senior forward Casselle
Russell led the rebounding effort for the Panthers with 11 boards on the night.
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead, but Palm Beach Atlantic bounced back in the first half to close the deficit to two, 28-26, at halftime. Florida
Tech came out of the break with a renewed energy that carried the team to a 32-point second half and a 16-point win.
Florida Tech will be in action next against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez at 5:30 p.m. in Melbourne on Tuesday.