Men's Basketball Spears Tritons

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.— The Barry University men’s basketball team racked off their third-straight win in a row on Wednesday evening. The Bucs handed SSC-rival Eckerd a 66-59 loss in the Health & Sports Center.
 
The teams came out of the gates slowly as the Bucs (7-12, 4-6 SSC) and Tritons (15-5, 6-4 SSC) were tied 10-10 seven minutes into the first half.  Eckerd worked out to a seven point lead, 26-19, with 5:13 remaining in the first as Dale Carn sank a free-throw.
 
Determined to stay close, the Bucs scored eight of the final 10 points in the half to enter halftime down 28-27. Willie Whitfield had eight points in the run while Bryan Van Cott added two.
 
Both teams stayed close in the second half before a pair of Evan White free throws gave the Bucs a 49-47 lead. Barry scored six of the next seven points to take a 55-48 lead with 5:01 remaining in the game.
 
The Tritons fought back, getting within two points, 57-55, with 3:19 remaining, but the Bucs remained too strong, sinking six of six free throws and a Zack Trapp three in the final minutes to help them to the 66-59 win.
 
Whitfield led the way for the Bucs with a monster 27 point, 12 rebound night. Trapp had 16 points while Marvin Davis scored nine.  The Bucs return to action on Saturday, February 5 when they travel to Florida Southern to take on the Mocs at 7:30 pm. Fans can catch all the action at GameCentral.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Eckerd vs Barry
02/02/11 7:30 pm at Miami Shores, Fla.
At Miami Shores, Fla.
 
BARRY 66, ECKERD 59
 
ECKERD (15-5, 6-4 SSC)
GRAY, Chris 3-5 5-5 12; SEARS, Wayne 4-10 2-2 10; HARPER, John 4-11 0-0 8;
TAYLOR, Woody 3-3 0-0 8; OKOLIE, Quincy 3-3 1-2 7; MACK, Darrien 1-1 5-6 7;
CARN, Dale 2-4 1-2 5; WADE, Walade 1-1 0-0 2; AGRESS, Nick 0-0 0-0 0;
BODNEY, Alex 0-3 0-0 0; FAUCHER, Adio 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-43 14-17 59.
BARRY (7-12, 4-6 SSC)
WHITFIELD, Willie 8-9 11-12 27; TRAPP, Zack 6-10 2-2 16; DAVIS, Marvin 1-6
7-8 9; VAN COTT, Bryan 3-6 0-0 6; RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 1-4 2-2 4; WHITE, Evan
0-6 4-4 4; BENDEKE, Julien 0-0 0-0 0; BOLANOS, Derrick 0-1 0-0 0; VISINKIS,
Bartas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-44 26-28 66.
Eckerd........................   28   31  -   59
Barry.........................   27   39  -   66
3-point goals--Eckerd 3-9 (TAYLOR, Woody 2-2; GRAY, Chris 1-1; HARPER, John
0-1; BODNEY, Alex 0-1; SEARS, Wayne 0-4), Barry 2-14 (TRAPP, Zack 2-4; VAN
COTT, Bryan 0-3; RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 0-1; WHITE, Evan 0-5; BOLANOS, Derrick
0-1). Fouled out--Eckerd-None, Barry-None. Rebounds--Eckerd 20 (CARN, Dale
4), Barry 28 (WHITFIELD, Willie 12). Assists--Eckerd 12 (TAYLOR, Woody 4),
Barry 9 (RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 3; VAN COTT, Bryan 3). Total fouls--Eckerd 21,
Barry 16. Technical fouls--Eckerd-None, Barry-None.