MELBOURNE, Fla. — The Rollins College women’s basketball team remained unbeaten with a 65-38 victory over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 65-38 in the Florida Tech
Thanksgiving Classic Friday afternoon at the Clemente Center.
Senior forwards Joslyn Giles (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Randi Weiss (Kissimmee, Fla.) paced the Tars (5-0) with 13 points apiece. The victory was the Tars’
second of the year over the Janes (0-6), as Rollins previously claimed a 96-49 decision on November 15 in Winter Park.
Despite shooting just 33% from the field (20-of-60), the stout Rollins defense forced 20 turnovers and limited Puerto Rico-Mayaguez to just 28% field goal
shooting (14-of-50) on the day, including an 18% performance from three-point range (4-of-22). Rollins also outscored the Janes from the free-throw line
The Tars also claimed a 53-27 edge in rebounding, including a 26-8 edge under the offensive glass. Weiss and freshman Jennifer Barker (Orange City, Fla.)
each grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, while Giles added eight boards for the victors.
For Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, junior Aixanell Santos (Ponce, P.R.) scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, while and senior
Meredith Mass (Hatillo, P.R.) added 10 points.
After surrendering the first basket of the game, Rollins promptly took the lead and did not trail in the remainder of the contest. The Tars led by as many
as 16 points in the first half, before taking a 36-23 lead at the break.
In the second half, the Rollins’ lead would get no smaller than the 13-point halftime advantage. The Tars ended the game with a 7-0 run to seal the
27-point victory, the largest spread of the game.
On Saturday, both teams will conclude play in the Florida Tech Thanksgiving Classic, as Rollins faces Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras at 2:00 p.m., while Puerto
Rico-Mayaguez faces host Florida Tech at 4:00 p.m.