Women's Basketball Drops Final Regular Season Game

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