WINTER PARK, Fla. (December 29, 2009) - Brittainy Daiger poured in 17 points and Amber Heistan added 13 as the Rollins women's basketball team downed New York Tech 74-47, Tuesday afternoon in Warden Arena.
The Tars, coming off a 24 day reprieve, improve their record to 6-3 on the season while the Bears fall to 2-7.
Daiger scored 15 of her game-high 17 in the first half, behind 7-of-10 shooting from the field. Heistan was 5-of-12 from the floor and added six rebounds to her 13 points. Brooke Burgess gave the Tars a huge spark off the bench, tallying 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
The Tars shot a season best 49 percent (30-61) from the field and held NYIT to just 29 percent (16-54) shooting. Rollins earned a huge advantage on the boards, outrebounding the visitors 42-30. Latoya Anderson led 10 Bears who scored with eight points. Madison Robertson netted seven while Thalia Jimenez and Jenny Eriksson each added six.
Jimenez started the scoring with a 3-pointer on the Bear's first possession before Rollins rattled off a 17-2 run to take a 12 point lead with 12:21 to play in the half. The Tars continued to roll and pushed the lead to 18 after a nifty Paris Moore feed and Daiger layup with just over seven minutes to play. A pair of Heidi Lacks free throws made it a 19 point game before the Bears chipped away and cut the Tars advantage to 11, 36-25 at intermission.
NYIT closed the gap to nine early in the second period, but the Tars defense clamped down and the offense heated up from the outside as the Rollins ran out to a 55-32 lead with 13 minutes to play. Rollins then cruised in the second half and didn't allow the Bears to get any closer than 17 the rest of the way.
Rollins will get right back to it on Wednesday, December 30, hosting Maryville at 1 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM, WPRK.