Women's Basketball Continues Winning Ways

Nadia Tijani had 12 points and 3 rebounds in the Buccaneer win. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.— The Barry University women’s basketball team fought back from a 15-point deficit to beat the Eckerd Tritons 67-62 in the Health & Sports Center on Wednesday night.
 
In the First half, both teams came out gunning as they each hit two three-pointers in the first two minutes of the game.
 
The Tritons (7-11, 1-7 SSC) stayed hot, getting out to 25-17 lead with 7:52 remaining in the first. The Bucs (15-5, 7-3 SSC) fought back, going on an 8-0 run in a minute and a half to get within two, 25-23.
 
The Tritons, however, went on a 13-4 run over the final six minutes of the half to enter halftime with a 38-27 lead.
In the second half the Tritons continued to build their momentum, getting out to a 15 point lead, 54-39, with 9:27 remaining in the game.
 
The Bucs spent the next six minutes on a 19-4 run to tie the game at 58-58 off a Mariesa Greene layup with 2:51 remaining. Greene and Shanna Suttington each had seven points in the run.
 
The Bucs took a 63-58 lead when Nadia Tijani hit two free throws.
 
In the final minute of the game the Tritons hit four of seven free throws to cut the lead to one, 63-62, before the Bucs went on to win 67-62.
 
Four players reached double digits for the Buccaneers. Greene finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Suttington scored 16; white Tijani and Adrienne Hicks had 12 and 11, respectively.  
 
The Bucs return to action on Saturday, February 6 when they host Palm Beach Atlantic at 2:00 p.m.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Eckerd vs Barry
02/03/10 5:30 pm at Miami Shores, FL
At Miami Shores, FL
 
BARRY 67, ECKERD 62
 
ECKERD (7-11, 1-8 SSC)
RAUSBERG, Kati 4-7 2-2 13; LUTZ, Ashley 4-7 3-4 11; BRDAR, Tijana 5-5 0-0
10; CHARLES, Krystal 3-5 2-2 9; STACEY, Jordan 2-8 1-2 7; GRACE, Stephanie
2-4 1-2 7; YOUNG, Taylor 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 22-40 9-12 62.
BARRY (15-5, 7-3 SSC)
GREENE, Mariesa 5-14 7-10 17; SUTTINGTON, Shanna 6-14 1-2 16; TIJANI, Nadia
4-7 4-5 12; HICKS, Adrienne 3-6 2-2 11; THOMPSON, Christina 2-7 2-2 7;
HOUSTON, Yvonne 1-4 0-0 2; AHLIN, Tilde 1-3 0-0 2; DUNCAN, Kisa 0-0 0-0 0;
O'MALLEY, Tara 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 16-21 67.
Eckerd........................   38   24  -   62
Barry...........................   27   40  -   67
3-point goals--Eckerd 9-16 (RAUSBERG, Kati 3-4; GRACE, Stephanie 2-4;
STACEY, Jordan 2-2; CHARLES, Krystal 1-2; YOUNG, Taylor 1-3; LUTZ, Ashley
0-1), Barry 7-19 (HICKS, Adrienne 3-5; SUTTINGTON, Shanna 3-8; THOMPSON,
Christina 1-5; AHLIN, Tilde 0-1). Fouled out--Eckerd-BRDAR, Tijana,
Barry-HICKS, Adrienne. Rebounds--Eckerd 30 (STACEY, Jordan 11), Barry 26
(GREENE, Mariesa 10). Assists--Eckerd 17 (LUTZ, Ashley 8), Barry 11 (GREENE,
Mariesa 4). Total fouls--Eckerd 18, Barry 15. Technical fouls--Eckerd-None,
Barry-None. A-143
Broken Practice backboard; fans on the opposite side of the court.
 
 

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