Women's Basketball Drops Final Regular Season Game

Shanna Suttington had 17 points in the loss. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MELBOURNE, Fla.— The Barry University women’s basketball team was unable to hold off a second half charge on Saturday, losing to Florida Tech 74-69.
 
In the first half, the Bucs (15-12, 6-10 SSC) got out to a slow start, going down 17-4 in the first ten minutes.
Shanna Suttington provided a spark of offense off the bench, scoring seven straight points including a three pointer with 8:07 remaining in the first. Lucy Martinez hit another three with 5:23 remaining in the half to bring the Bucs within one at 23-22.
 
The Bucs gained their first lead of the game with 2:57 remaining in the half when Kia Palmer cut through the lane to lay the ball in. The Bucs would enter halftime leading 33-31.
 
In the second half, Florida Tech (18-9, 7-9 SSC) regained a 37-35 lead with 17:36 remaining when Lynisha Nelson hit a three pointer. The Panthers used a 10-0 run to open up a 12 point lead with 9:20 remaining in the game.
 
The Bucs would get close, down 67-61 with 2:37 remaining and 72-67 with 32 seconds left, but were unable to hold off the Panthers, and went on to lose 74-69
 
For the Buccaneers, Suttington had 17 points while Martinez added 16.
 
The Buccaneers return to action on Wednesday, Mar 4 in the BlueCross and BlueShield of Florida Sunshine State Conference Championship on the road at  #1 Rollins beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Florida Tech
02/28/09 2 p.m. at Melbourne, FL
At Melbourne, FL
 
FLORIDA TECH 74, BARRY 69
 
BARRY (15-12, 6-10)
SUTTINGTON, Shanna 6-9 3-3 17; MARTINEZ, Lucy 7-9 0-0 16; BAILEY, Princess
3-10 4-5 10; SINGLETARY, Kristy 3-7 2-2 10; PALMER, Kia 3-4 1-3 7; GREENE,
Mariesa 2-6 2-3 6; DUNCAN, Kisa 1-1 1-2 3; SMITH, Raina 0-0 0-0 0; HOUSTON,
Yvonne 0-0 0-0 0; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-47 13-18 69.
 
FLORIDA TECH (18-9, 7-9)
DOWDELL, Tamara 5-10 7-14 17; NELSON, Lynisha 3-13 8-10 16; HAGINS, Briauna
6-6 2-2 14; DEVEAUX, Amanda 4-11 2-2 12; HARNESS, Bionca 2-6 3-4 7;
MCCLAIREN, Ashton 2-7 0-0 4; DIXON, Kristen 1-8 2-2 4; GREENE, Lindsay 0-1
0-0 0; ALLEN, Amanda 0-0 0-0 0; WILLIAMS, Ashley 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-65
24-34 74.
Barry.........................   33   36  -   69
Florida Tech..................   31   43  -   74
3-point goals--Barry 6-14 (SINGLETARY, Kristy 2-3; MARTINEZ, Lucy 2-4;
SUTTINGTON, Shanna 2-3; BAILEY, Princess 0-4), Florida Tech 4-20 (DEVEAUX,
Amanda 2-8; NELSON, Lynisha 2-6; HARNESS, Bionca 0-1; MCCLAIREN, Ashton 0-3;
DIXON, Kristen 0-1; WILLIAMS, Ashley 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Florida
Tech-None. Rebounds--Barry 27 (GREENE, Mariesa 6), Florida Tech 42 (HAGINS,
Briauna 10). Assists--Barry 13 (MARTINEZ, Lucy 5), Florida Tech 10 (NELSON,
Lynisha 4). Total fouls--Barry 22, Florida Tech 17. Technical
fouls--Barry-None, Florida Tech-None. A-420
 
 

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