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Defense Shines in Tars win over Bayamon

Defense Shines in Tars win over Bayamon


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (November 9, 2019) – Three Tars scored in double figures and Rollins leaves its trip to Puerto Rico undefeated after a 61-48 win over Puerto Rico Bayamon on Saturday.

Senior Denise Daniels led the way with 12 points and six rebounds. Jaylyn Harrison and Rachel Jablonski both scored 11 with Harrison also handing out five assists.

Rollins (2-0) outscored Bayamon 18-8 in the second quarter and led by 14 at the break.

Rossinell De Garcia netted 16 to lead the Vaqueros, who fall to 0-2 on the year. Daynelisse Rivera and Alysha Cotto both scored 11.

The Tars shot 43 percent in the game, including 7-of-16 from long range. Bayamon was just 2-of-12 from deep and hit 47 percent overall. Rollins was beat on the glass, 29-28.

Led by the long range shooting of Jablonski, the Tars led 16-12 after the first 10 minutes, holding Bayamon scoreless the final 4:13 of the quarter. The offense exploded in the second as Rollins raced out to a 34-20 lead at the break.

After going up by as many as 17 on a Yari Martinez-Toro triple, Bayamon battled back and to within nine with 6:51 to play in the third. Jablonski then hit her third 3-pointer of the day and Rachel Lia followed with a jumper to get the Tars back on track with the visitors from Winter Park taking a 47-34 lead into the fourth. Rollins wouldn't let UPRB any closer down the stretch and picked up a second straight win to start the season.

Rollins will next head to Melbourne for the South Region tip off, November 15-16. The Tars face Clayton State at 4 p.m. on Friday before again clashing with Bayamon at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 16th. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.

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