Big Runs By Air Force Too Much For Women's Basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Barry University women’s basketball team couldn’t have asked for a better start then what they had Monday night.

The Bucs jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the opening three minutes against Division I Air Force and led 18-9 after nine minutes, but the Falcons used two big runs of 17-0 and 20-0 to hand Barry their first loss of the season, 56-43.

Barry (6-1) benefited from a pair of 3’s from Princess Bailey to help build the early nine-point advantage.
Shanna Suttington helped keep the lead at nine at 18-9 with a jumper at the 10:51 mark.

Team at summit of Pikes PeakThe Falcons (2-4) then began their 19-0 run that was finally snapped with 19 seconds left in the half on a three-pointer by Alexandra Henri to help Barry close to within seven.

The Bucs stayed with Air Force throughout the second half, as Barry regained the lead at the 10:50 mark on a Lucy Martinez trey to make it 36-34.

Less than a minute later, Barry would be their largest lead of the second frame on a Suttington three to expand the lead to five.

AFA would then rattle off a 20-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Mariesa Greene just missed another double-double for the Bucs, as she finished with nine points and 13 rebounds.

Martinez and Bailey each chipped in with eight points apiece.

The game at Air Force finished a 2-1 Colorado road trip for the Bucs, as they will now get to enjoy a game at home at the Health and Sports Center this Saturday when they open Sunshine State Conference play against St. Leo with game time set for 2 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Air Force
12/01/08 7:00 pm at Clune Arena - USAF Academy, Colo.
At Clune Arena - USAF Academy, Colo.

AIR FORCE 56, BARRY 43

BARRY (6-1)
GREENE, Mariesa 4-13 1-2 9; BAILEY, Princess 2-16 2-2 8; MARTINEZ, Lucy 2-9
2-3 8; SINGLETARY, Kristy 2-5 1-2 6; SUTTINGTON, Shanna 2-5 0-0 5; HENRI,
Alexandra 1-3 0-0 3; SMITH, Raina 0-1 2-2 2; SANFORD, Alisha 1-5 0-1 2;
PALMER, Kia 0-4 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Yvonne 0-3 0-0 0; DUNCAN, Kisa 0-0 0-0 0;
O'MALLEY, Tara 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-64 8-12 43.

AIR FORCE (2-4)

BECK, Raimee 8-17 2-3 21; CULTRA, Brooke 4-7 8-8 16; SCHJODT, Kathleen 4-10
0-0 9; KREKE, Kim 2-10 0-0 5; SATTERFIELD, Jamela 1-3 0-0 2; GAULT, Anna 1-2
0-0 2; PUENTES, Stevie 0-2 1-3 1; DUNSWORTH, Liz 0-1 0-0 0; WILMORE, Amber
0-0 0-0 0; BANDI, Jenny 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 11-14 56.
Barry............................ 21 22 - 43
Air Force..................... 28 28 - 56
3-point goals--Barry 7-21 (MARTINEZ, Lucy 2-6; BAILEY, Princess 2-7; HENRI,
Alexandra 1-1; SINGLETARY, Kristy 1-2; SUTTINGTON, Shanna 1-2; HOUSTON,
Yvonne 0-2; GREENE, Mariesa 0-1), Air Force 5-19 (BECK, Raimee 3-8; SCHJODT,
Kathleen 1-4; KREKE, Kim 1-3; GAULT, Anna 0-1; PUENTES, Stevie 0-2; CULTRA,
Brooke 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Air Force-None. Rebounds--Barry 46
(GREENE, Mariesa 13), Air Force 41 (DUNSWORTH, Liz 10). Assists--Barry 11
(MARTINEZ, Lucy 7), Air Force 10 (GAULT, Anna 6). Total fouls--Barry 14, Air
Force 12. Technical fouls--Barry-None, Air Force-None. A-103