Come from Behind Win Has Lions Down Sailfish

Come from Behind Win Has Lions Down Sailfish

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's basketball team came from behind in the second half to go on to win by 13 points in the Rubin Arena on Wednesday night at Palm Beach Atlantic. The Lions were led by Marcus Dewberry with game-high 33 points as Tyreece Brice tied his career-high 26 points.

The Lions pick up their 16th win of the season as they were led by Dewberry's 33 points. Dewberry went 11-for-21 on the game with 5-of-10 from deep. He finished with a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Tyreece Brice tied his career-high with 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting and 3-of-9 from the free throw line. Caleb Stewart added 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.

Saint Leo headed into the locker room down by two and came out and controlled the second half, outscoring the Sailfish 45-30 to go on to win by 13 points.

 

The Basics
Final Score:  Saint Leo 97 | Palm Beach Atlantic 84
Location: Rubin Arena | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Records: Saint Leo 16-9 | PBA 12-12

 

How It Happened…

1H | A high tempo first half saw five lead changes and four ties as the Lions took the first lead and went out to a 17-15 slight edge into the first media timeout at 15:20. Caleb Stewart connected on three three-pointers and Tyreece Brice scored four quick points to push the Lions up. Palm Beach Atlantic would jump in front of Saint Leo as they went on a 14-2 run to open the game up by 10, heading into the second media timeout. Saint Leo would get within one at 43-42 on a Brice layup and would stay within five points cutting it down to two points before calling a timeout, 51-49, with 2:53 to play. The two teams would trade points going into the half with a two point game. Tyreece Brice would lead the way with half-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting as Marcus Dewberry has 13 points with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Caleb Stewart has sank 4-of-5 three-pointers to finish the half with 12 points. Shavanno Cooper leads the Sailfish with 14 points, while Bakari Warthen has 11. | PBA 54-52 |

 

2H | Saint Leo came out of the half and started the scoring, as Tyreece Brice scored a layup to tie the game at 54. Caleb Stewart hit a three on the next possession giving Saint Leo the 57-54 lead. PBA would regain the lead at 63-62 with 15:51 to play. The Lions would get ahead on a Marcus Dewberry jumper and a steal and fast break layup to go up by three, 66-63. Saint Leo would hold the lead and outscore PBA 22-12 to take a nine point lead 84-75. PBA would get within six points with 3:38 to play before Saint Leo closed the door going 4-of-8 from the field to go on for their 13 point victory.  Dewberry led the way with game-high 33 points on 5-of-10 three-pointers as Brice tied his career-high with 26. Stewart added 17 points on 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. | Saint Leo 97-84 |

Points to Note

  • Tyreece Brice would tie his career-high with 26 points on 11-of-21 shots from the field.
  • Marcus Dewberry would score game-high 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting and 5-of-10 from deep. Caleb Stewart added 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
  • As a team, the Lions shot 50-percent from the field and 35.5-percent from three point territory. Saint Leo caused 20 turnovers compared to just eight of their own. The Lions shot 12-of-18 from the charity stripe finishing at 66.7-percent.
 

For the Sailfish

  • Four Sailfish scored in double-figures led by 22 points from Bakari Warthen. Shavannon Cooper added 21, Michael Simpson had 11 and Milos Kostic had 10.
  • As a team, PBA won the rebounding game grabbing 42 compared to 37. The Sailfish shot 52.-5 percent from the field, and 42.9-percent from the three point arc.
 

Next Up
The Lions host Florida Tech on Saturday, February 20th in the Saint Leo Greek Day set for 4:00 p.m. tip-off inside the Marion Bowman Center in an SSC matchup. 

 

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