Men's Basketball Falls to Saint Leo on the Road

Karega Tucker scored a game-high 21 points. Photo by JC Ridley.
SAN ANTONIO, Fla. – Barry University Men’s Basketball fell 54-40 (9-18, 1-12 SSC) against Saint Leo University (12-12, 5-8 SSC) on Saturday evening. The loss marked the end of the Buccaneers’ three-game win streak.
 
The Buccaneers and Lions played a sluggish first half with Saint Leo barely escaping the half with an 18-15 lead. Karega Tucker tallied eight points to lead the Bucs including going 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Defensively, Bryan Chiverton grabbed six boards and a steal.
 
Saint Leo jumped out to a ten point 25-15 lead to open the second half as the Buccaneers struggled to get their offense going. Tucker proved to be the only bright spot netting 14 points in the half. Collectively, the Bucs shot 32.1% from the field (9-of-28).
 
Tucker led the Buccaneers with a game-high 22 point performance. The Lions were paced by Jordan Prais with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
 
The Buccaneers will hit the road to take on the Rollins College Tars in Winter Park on Wednesday February 27th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
 
 
Barry vs Saint Leo
02/23/08 4:00 pm at Saint Leo, Fla. (Bowman Center)
At Saint Leo, Fla. (Bowman Center)
SAINT LEO 54, BARRY 40
BARRY (9-19 (1-13))
TUCKER, Karega 7-19 6-8 22; WHITFIELD, Willie 3-7 1-4 7; CHIVERTON, Bryan
2-3 1-2 5; LAZO, Gabe 1-6 0-0 3; ASTIGARRAGA, Bryan 1-4 0-0 3; WILLIS, Jeff
0-1 0-0 0; BISHOP, Chad 0-8 0-0 0; MADYUN, Jamaal 0-2 0-0 0; LEIBOVICH,
Martin 0-0 0-0 0; DE LA VEGA, Uli 0-2 0-0 0; UZ, Chris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
14-52 8-14 40.
SAINT LEO (13-12 (6-8))
CULLOP, Quentin 3-12 5-8 14; PRAIS, Jordan 4-8 5-5 13; BANKS, Jonathan 1-5
6-10 8; DUPONT, Ben 1-2 4-5 7; KAISER, Thomas 2-6 1-2 5; ROWLAND, Kyle 2-4
0-0 4; POWELL, Brandon 1-2 1-3 3; SHARPER, Eric 0-1 0-0 0; ESHESIMUA, George
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-40 22-33 54.
Barry............ .............      15   25  -   40
Saint Leo.....................   18   36  -   54
3-point goals--Barry 4-25 (TUCKER, Karega 2-8; ASTIGARRAGA, Bryan 1-2; LAZO,
Gabe 1-6; WILLIS, Jeff 0-1; BISHOP, Chad 0-5; MADYUN, Jamaal 0-1; DE LA
VEGA, Uli 0-1; CHIVERTON, Bryan 0-1), Saint Leo 4-15 (CULLOP, Quentin 3-7;
DUPONT, Ben 1-2; BANKS, Jonathan 0-3; KAISER, Thomas 0-2; POWELL, Brandon
0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Saint Leo-None. Rebounds--Barry 31 (WHITFIELD,
Willie 8), Saint Leo 38 (PRAIS, Jordan 14). Assists--Barry 5 (TUCKER, Karega
2), Saint Leo 2 (BANKS, Jonathan 1; POWELL, Brandon 1). Total fouls--Barry
24, Saint Leo 13. Technical fouls--Barry-None, Saint Leo-None. A-239
 
 
 

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