Women's Basketball Weathers Hurricanes For Win In First Game

Women's Basketball Weathers Hurricanes For Win In First Game
Jackie Perez scored a team-high 12 points as the Bucs beat the Hurricanes to open the season. Photo by Jason Roberts

PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers weathered the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes for a 55-49 win in the opening game of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Tip-Off Classic at the UWF Field House on Friday.

The Bucs (1-0) trailed by three at the half, but hit 50 percent from the field in the second period to pull away for the six-point win.

The Bucs trailed 41-38 after a three-pointer by Jasmine McSwain at the 9:37 mark of the second half. But they responded with a 13-2 run over the next 7:24, taking a 51-43 lead on a layup by Danika Pisconeri. They went on to ice the game at the line, with Dominique Dixon connecting on four-of-six in the final 0:44 seconds.

Jackie Perez led the Bucs with 12 points, including eight in the second half on perfect three-for-three shooting. Tyler Hardy came off the bench with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds. Dixon chipped in with 10 points.

Jasmine McSwain led all scorers with 20 points, 14 in the first half as the ‘Canes built a 29-26 lead at the break. Stormey Smith added 10 points.

The Bucs now face the host Argonauts at 3:00 pm Eastern. The game will be carried live on the Buccaneer broadcasting Network, powered by Stretch Internet.

Newspaper Box Score
Georgia Southwestern vs Barry
11/09/12 12 pm at Pensacola, FL
At Pensacola, FL


Jasmine McSwain 20; Stormey Smith 10; Danisha Green 9; Danyelle Jones 6; Briana Walker 2; Ottishia Burden 2; Kabrina Merriweather  0; Kwante'sha Love  0; Shaniece Sheffield  0; Kelli Morrow 0. Totals 19-63 6-10 49.

BARRY (1-0)
PEREZ, Jackie  12; HARDY, Tyler  11; DIXON, Dominique  10; PISCONERI, Danika  8; EULE, Colette  7; FRONTINO, Amanda   5; JENKINS, Alesha  2; SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily  0; BALL, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-44 11-19 55.

Georgia Southwestern..........   29   20  -   49
Barry..................................   26   29  -   55

3-point goals--Georgia Southwestern 5-19 (Danyelle Jones 2-3; Jasmine
McSwain 2-3; Stormey Smith 1-1; Kabrina Merriweather 0-2; Shaniece Sheffield
0-1; Kelli Morrow 0-1; Briana Walker 0-4; Danisha Green 0-4), Barry 4-12
(PEREZ, Jackie 2-5; EULE, Colette 1-2; FRONTINO, Amanda 1-3; DIXON,
Dominique 0-1; HARDY, Tyler 0-1). Fouled out--Georgia Southwestern-None,
Barry-None. Rebounds--Georgia Southwestern 35 (Briana Walker 8), Barry 39
(HARDY, Tyler 10). Assists--Georgia Southwestern 11 (Stormey Smith 4), Barry
10 (DIXON, Dominique 3). Total fouls--Georgia Southwestern 17, Barry 9.
Technical fouls--Georgia Southwestern-None, Barry-None. A-86
McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic