Men's Basketball Outlasts Sailfish On Senior Night

Willie Whitfield set a career-high 29 points to lead the Bucs to a win on Senior Night. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University men’s basketball team earned a double-overtime win against the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish on Wednesday night. Willie Whitfield led the Bucs on senior night with a career-high 29 points to the 95-92 win.
 
The Bucs (9-16) and the Sailfish (11-12) were close throughout much of the first half as Barry led 21-20 with 6:47 remaining. PBA went on a 15-9 run in the final minutes of the first to enter halftime up 35-30.
 
In the second half the Sailfish reached their largest lead of the game, 10, with 5:17 remaining in regulation.  However the Bucs went on a 12-2 run over the next four minutes to tie the game at 66 apiece with 1:00 remaining. Levon Williams had seven points in the run while Zack Trapp added three and Whitfield added two. Both teams hit one more free throw and they ended regulation tied 67-67.
 
In the first overtime PBA jumped out to a 75-71 lead, but the Bucs were again resilient, scoring the final four points of the period to send the game into a second overtime, tied at 75-75.
 
The Bucs used a balance of offense and defense in the second overtime to take the win. Tied 81-81 with 2:55 remaining, the Bucs pushed out to a 90-83 lead. Trapp hit a clutch-three pointer in the run while Williams added a layup and a pair of free throws.
 
PBA, however, cut the lead just two, 91-89, with 00:31 second remaining. The Bucs, however, sank four free throws down the stretch to take the 95-92 win.
 
Whitfield added 16 rebounds to his 29 points to lead the Bucs. Trapp posted his first double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Williams added 18 points in the win.
 
The evening included a celebration four seniors, Whitfield, Trapp, Marvin Davis, and Julian Bendeke. The team returns to action on Saturday when they take on Saint Leo 1t 4:00 pm for their final regular-season game.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Barry
02/23/11 7:00 pm at Miami Shores, Fla.
At Miami Shores, Fla.

BARRY 95, PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 92

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC (11-12)
WOOD, David 9-19 10-11 34; LAWRENCE, Jonathan 8-26 3-3 22; VALENTINE, Dante
4-11 5-8 14; TERRY, Terrell 6-12 0-0 13; GIERL, Matthew 1-1 2-2 5;
SHEFFIELD, Darren 1-1 2-4 4; MBAYI, Clay 0-1 0-0 0; ALLEYNE, Eric 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 29-71 22-28 92.
BARRY (9-16)
WHITFIELD, Willie 10-15 9-10 29; TRAPP, Zack 7-13 2-2 22; WILLIAMS, Levon
4-11 10-12 18; RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 4-8 0-1 8; VAN COTT, Bryan 1-5 5-6 8;
DAVIS, Marvin 3-5 0-3 6; WHITE, Evan 1-7 2-2 4; BENDEKE, Julien 0-1 0-2 0;
LLANERAS, Jason 0-0 0-0 0; BOLANOS, Derrick 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-67 28-38
95.
Palm Beach Atlantic...........   35   32    8   17  -   92
Barry.........................   30   37    8   20  -   95
3-point goals--Palm Beach Atlantic 12-30 (WOOD, David 6-14; LAWRENCE,
Jonathan 3-8; GIERL, Matthew 1-1; TERRY, Terrell 1-2; VALENTINE, Dante 1-4;
MBAYI, Clay 0-1), Barry 7-22 (TRAPP, Zack 6-9; VAN COTT, Bryan 1-3;
RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 0-1; WHITE, Evan 0-3; BENDEKE, Julien 0-1; BOLANOS,
Derrick 0-2; WILLIAMS, Levon 0-3). Fouled out--Palm Beach Atlantic-MBAYI,
Clay; WOOD, David; GIERL, Matthew, Barry-None. Rebounds--Palm Beach Atlantic
41 (TERRY, Terrell 14), Barry 48 (WHITFIELD, Willie 16). Assists--Palm Beach
Atlantic 5 (LAWRENCE, Jonathan 2), Barry 10 (RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 4). Total
fouls--Palm Beach Atlantic 28, Barry 18. Technical fouls--Palm Beach
Atlantic-None, Barry-None. A-525
 
 

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