Women's Basketball Shakes Off Rust To Best Wildcats

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers shook off the rust from a 13-day layoff to beat the Johnson & Wales Wildcats 70-55 in women’s basketball action in the Health & Sports Center on Friday.

The Bucs (6-1), who had not played since Dec. 1, jumped out to a big lead, gave most of it away and then pulled away at the end to get back in the win column.

Barry led 12-1 after the first three minutes and maintained an 8-13 point lead for most of the rest of the period. But Dominique Dixon and Stephanie Ball combined to hit three treys in the last 1:32 to stretch the lead to 36-16 at the break. Alesha Jenkins, making her first start of the year, pumped in 11 points to lead the way.

In the second half, the Wildcats (3-10) slowly chipped into the lead, pulling to within four points, 48-44, on a jumper by Shikina McMillan with 8:18 to play. But the Bucs pushed the lead back to double figures over the next four minutes, out-scoring the ‘Cats 12-4, as Dixon capped the run with another trey.

Colette Eule led all players with 22 points. Dixon chipped in 17, while Jenkins had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Myia Russell led the Wildcats with 19 points, while Quamisha Spence added 17 and McMillan had 10.

The Bucs take on the 4-3 Lady Panthers of Drury in the Cruzin Classic, hosted by Nova Southeastern, on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:00 pm.

Newspaper Box Score
Johnson & Wales vs Barry
12/14/12 5:30 pm at Miami Shores, FL
At Miami Shores, FL

BARRY 70, JOHNSON & WALES 55

JOHNSON & WALES (3-10)
RUSSELL, Myia 19; SPENCE, Quamisha 17; McMILLAN, Shikina 10; MITCHELL, Kiaundra 5; COLEMAN, Travaniece 2; BRIDGES, Kristina 2; INNOCENT, Tationa 0; LIFSHITZ, Danielle 0. Totals 23-56 5-9 55.

BARRY (6-1)
EULE, Colette 22; DIXON, Dominique 17; JENKINS, Alesha 15; HARDY, Tyler 8; FRONTINO, Amanda 3; BALL, Stephanie 3; PEREZ, Jackie 2; SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily 0; PISCONERI, Danika 0. Totals 24-67 16-23 70.

Johnson & Wales...............   16   39  -   55
Barry..................................   36   34  -   70

3-point goals--Johnson & Wales 4-12 (SPENCE, Quamisha 2-5; McMILLAN, Shikina
1-2; MITCHELL, Kiaundra 1-1; LIFSHITZ, Danielle 0-1; BRIDGES, Kristina 0-2;
COLEMAN, Travaniece 0-1), Barry 6-26 (DIXON, Dominique 3-5; EULE, Colette
2-6; BALL, Stephanie 1-2; FRONTINO, Amanda 0-2; PEREZ, Jackie 0-10; HARDY,
Tyler 0-1). Fouled out--Johnson & Wales-None, Barry-None. Rebounds—Johnson
& Wales 36 (BRIDGES, Kristina 7), Barry 43 (JENKINS, Alesha 10).
Assists--Johnson & Wales 15 (COLEMAN, Travaniece 4; BRIDGES, Kristina 4),
Barry 15 (PEREZ, Jackie 5). Total fouls--Johnson & Wales 17, Barry 13.
Technical fouls--Johnson & Wales-None, Barry-None. A-112