Women's Basketball Improves to 4-3 in SSC

Sophomore Kia Palmer put the Lions away with :09 left. Photo by JC Ridley

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Buccaneers (13-5) improved to 4-3 in Sunshine State Conference play with a 51-46 home victory against Saint Leo (8-10, 1-6 SSC).

The Lions fought their way back from a 15 point half-time deficit by opening up the second half with a 13-2 run. With 9:19 remaining in regulation, Saint Leo’s Whitley Washington landed a three-pointer that tied up the contest 38-38, however the Buccaneers quickly responded behind two free throws by Junior Kristy Singletary in the following possession and a three-pointer by freshman Alexandra Henri.  
 
With the score 49-46, sophomore Kia Palmer put the game out of reach for the Lions with a layup with only: 09 remaining in the contest.
 
Junior Princess Bailey and Palmer registered double-digit performances, tallying 16 and 11 points respectively.  Palmer also led the squad with three blocked shots.
 
Saint Leo was led by Nichole Tyler with 15 points. Melissa Guerero and Dominique Daniels contributed eight points each.
 
The Buccaneers will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel up to Davie to take on the Nova Southeastern Sharks in SSC action. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 pm.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Saint Leo vs Barry
01/26/08 2:00 pm at Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
At Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
BARRY 51, SAINT LEO 46
SAINT LEO (8-10, 1-6 SSC)
TYLER, Nichole 6-13 0-0 15; DANIELS, Dominique 3-6 2-4 8; GUERERO, Melissa
3-11 2-4 8; HOLLOWAY, Amanda 2-7 2-2 6; WASHINGTON, Whitley 2-5 0-0 5;
LAWRENCE, Latasha 2-8 0-0 4; BUSSA, Joanna 0-1 0-0 0; LEE, Lauren 0-0 0-0 0;
BRADLEY, Kiara 0-1 0-0 0; SCHMITT, Sabrina 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-53 6-10 46.
BARRY (13-5, 4-3 SSC)
BAILEY, Princess 6-12 3-5 16; PALMER, Kia 4-6 3-6 11; SINGLETARY, Kristy 2-9
3-4 8; HENRI, Alexandra 3-8 0-0 8; THOMPSON, Christina 2-12 0-0 5; O'MALLEY,
Tara 1-1 0-0 3; SANFORD, Alisha 0-0 0-0 0; MAGEEAN, Amanda 0-3 0-0 0; PAUL,
Grace 0-0 0-0 0; FORS, Lisa 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-53 9-15 51.
Saint Leo.....................   17   29  -   46
Barry.........................   32   19  -   51
3-point goals--Saint Leo 4-11 (TYLER, Nichole 3-8; WASHINGTON, Whitley 1-2;
HOLLOWAY, Amanda 0-1), Barry 6-21 (HENRI, Alexandra 2-6; O'MALLEY, Tara 1-1;
THOMPSON, Christina 1-9; BAILEY, Princess 1-2; SINGLETARY, Kristy 1-3).
Fouled out--Saint Leo-None, Barry-None. Rebounds--Saint Leo 41 (WASHINGTON,
Whitley 12), Barry 33 (BAILEY, Princess 7). Assists--Saint Leo 13
(WASHINGTON, Whitley 8), Barry 13 (HENRI, Alexandra 3; BAILEY, Princess 3).
Total fouls--Saint Leo 13, Barry 8. Technical fouls--Saint Leo-None,
Barry-None. A-211Barry-None. A-211Barry-None. A-211
Barry-None. A-211
Barry-None. A-211

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