Women's Basketball Falls to Florida Tech

Shanna SUttington had 21 points in the Buccaneer loss. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MELBOURNE, Fla.—The Barry University women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Tech Panthers on Wednesday night, losing 60-54.
 
The Panthers (12-12, 4-9 SSC) were hot out of the gates in the first half, going on an 8-0 run in the first seven minutes of the first half.
 
The Buccaneers (17-7, 8-5 SSC) first points came with 12:36 remaining in the first half when Mariesa Greene hit a layup to put the score at 8-2. The Bucs fought to get back in it, and took their first lead, 12-11, with 8:11 remaining in the first half when Tilde Ahlin hit a 16-foot baseline jumper.
 
In the last seven minutes of the first half, Tech outscored the Bucs 14-3 to enter halftime up 26-14.
In the second half the Bucs cut the lead to two, 30-28, off a Christina Thompson three-pointer with 12:33 remaining. Tech then went on a 9-0 run capped off by a Kristen Dixon free-throw to take a 39-28 lead.
 
Barry spent the final 8:41 cutting the Panthers’ lead to 52-50 when Mariesa Green hit a layup with 15 seconds remaining. After a missed free-throw by Lynisha Nelson, the Bucs took the ball down court and Tilde Ahlin sank a deep field goal with one second remaining to tie the game 52-52 and send the Bucs to overtime.
 
The teams were close during the opening minutes of overtime before Barry took a 59-55 lead with 2:36 remaining in overtime. However the Panthers went on a 9-1 run in the final minutes and would win64-60.
 
For the Buccaneers, Shanna Suttington had 21 points. Mariesa Greene earned a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
 
The Bucs return to action in Saturday, February 20 when they square off against Tampa at 2:30 in the Health & Sports Center.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Florida Tech
02/17/10 5:30 p.m. at Melbourne, Fla. - Clemente Center
At Melbourne, Fla. - Clemente Center
 
FLORIDA TECH 64, BARRY 60
 
BARRY (17-7, 8-5 SSC)
SUTTINGTON, Shanna 6-15 4-5 21; GREENE, Mariesa 5-8 2-3 12; AHLIN, Tilde
3-11 2-3 9; HICKS, Adrienne 2-4 2-2 7; THOMPSON, Christina 2-6 0-0 5;
TIJANI, Nadia 1-3 2-6 4; DUNCAN, Kisa 1-1 0-0 2; LEWIS, Tasheema 0-1 0-0 0;
MULLINGS, Alicia 0-1 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Yvonne 0-1 0-0 0; RIVERA, Anika 0-0 0-0
0; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-1 0-0 0; LOPEZ, Jennifer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 12-19
60.
FLORIDA TECH (12-12, 4-9 SSC)
NELSON, Lynisha 8-16 4-7 22; DIXON, Kristen 5-8 1-2 11; HAGINS, Briauna 1-5
5-9 7; McCLAIREN, Ashton 2-10 2-2 7; JAICHON, Kaylin 3-4 0-4 6; HARNESS,
Bionca 2-7 0-0 4; IVERY, Sharnae 2-7 0-0 4; ALLEN, Amanda 1-1 0-0 3; GREENE,
Lindsay 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 12-24 64.
Barry.........................   14   38    8  -   60
Florida Tech..................   26   26   12  -   64
3-point goals--Barry 8-25 (SUTTINGTON, Shanna 5-11; HICKS, Adrienne 1-2;
AHLIN, Tilde 1-4; THOMPSON, Christina 1-4; MULLINGS, Alicia 0-1; HOUSTON,
Yvonne 0-1; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-1; LOPEZ, Jennifer 0-1), Florida Tech 4-12
(NELSON, Lynisha 2-4; McCLAIREN, Ashton 1-7; ALLEN, Amanda 1-1). Fouled
out--Barry-GREENE, Mariesa, Florida Tech-None. Rebounds--Barry 33 (GREENE,
Mariesa 11), Florida Tech 46 (HAGINS, Briauna 12). Assists--Barry 8
(THOMPSON, Christina 4), Florida Tech 11 (NELSON, Lynisha 6). Total
fouls--Barry 16, Florida Tech 13. Technical fouls--Barry-None, Florida
Tech-None. A-269
 

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