Men's Basketball Rebounds Over Tarzans

Bryan Van Cott had 8 points in the win. Photo by JC Ridley.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers got their first win of the season 85-73 over the Tarzans of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in the Health & Sports Center on Wednesday night.

With the game tied at 19-19 at 12:26 in the first half, the Tarzans went on a 20-6 over the next 5:30 minutes. Noel Caban capped the run with a three-pointer, giving the Tarzans a 39-25 with 6:57 left.

The Bucs (1-2) responded by scoring the next 12 points, led by four points by Bryan Van Cott. Justin McCoy hit a pair of free throws with 2:19 left in the period to trim the lead to 39-37, but Mayaguez carried a 44-39 lead into the break.

The Tarzans (0-4) pushed the lead to 57-50 with 15:05 remaining, but the Bucs finally clicked into gear, going on a 18-9 run over the next 7:30 minutes, taking a 68-66 lead on a jumper by Jermaine Edwards with 6:36 left in the game. They carried on with the run, extending the lead to 82-68 on a pair of free throws by Keion Palmer with 1:19 to play and held on for the 12-point win.

Chad Renfro led the Bucs with 22 points, while Edwards chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Palmer narrowly missed a triple-double, scoring 13 points and added nine rebounds and a school-record eight blocked shots. The eight blocks bettered the mark of seven accomplished on three occasions.

Alexander Molano led the Tarzans with 15 points, Juan Ramos had 13, Caban added 11 and Robby Mercado had 10.

The Bucs host the Lions of Florida Memorial on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 pm. Live statistics and video broadcast are available through the Barry University athletic website, GOBARRYBUCS.COM.

Newspaper Box Score
Puerto Rico-Mayaguez vs Barry
11/16/11 7:00 pm at Miami Shores, FL
At Miami Shores, FL 

BARRY 85, PUERTO RICO-MAYAGUEZ 73

PUERTO RICO-MAYAGUEZ (0-4)
MOLANO, Alexander 5-12 3-3 15; RAMOS, Juan 4-13 1-3 13; Caban, Noel 4-9 0-0
12; MERCADO, Robby 5-8 0-0 10; GARCIA, Luis 3-5 3-4 9; RODRIGUEZ, Julian
2-11 2-2 6; ARIAS, Carlos 2-4 0-0 4; PADILLA, Esteban 1-3 0-0 2; RIVERA,
Alexander 1-2 0-0 2; GARCIA, Gabriel 0-2 0-0 0; ESCOBAR, Daniel 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 27-69 9-12 73.

BARRY (1-2)
RENFRO, Chad 9-14 2-2 22; PALMER, Keion 5-10 3-4 13; EDWARDS, Jermaine 6-8
1-4 13; WHITE, Evan 2-8 5-6 9; VAN COTT, Bryan 2-3 3-3 8; RAYMONVIL,
Vladimir 0-3 5-6 5; DWAINE, Damien 2-8 1-4 5; BENNETT, Emory 2-3 1-2 5;
McCOY, Justin 1-5 3-4 5. Totals 29-62 24-35 85.

Puerto Rico-Mayaguez..........   44   29  -   73
Barry......................................   39   46  -   85

3-point goals--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 10-25 (RAMOS, Juan 4-9; Caban, Noel 4-6;
MOLANO, Alexander 2-3; RODRIGUEZ, Julian 0-5; PADILLA, Esteban 0-1; GARCIA,
Gabriel 0-1), Barry 3-15 (RENFRO, Chad 2-5; VAN COTT, Bryan 1-2; EDWARDS,
Jermaine 0-1; WHITE, Evan 0-3; RAYMONVIL, Vladimir 0-2; DWAINE, Damien 0-1;
McCOY, Justin 0-1). Fouled out--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez-MERCADO, Robby,
Barry-None. Rebounds--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 37 (ARIAS, Carlos 10), Barry 41
(EDWARDS, Jermaine 10). Assists--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 17 (RODRIGUEZ, Julian
7), Barry 13 (McCOY, Justin 4). Total fouls--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 26, Barry
13. Technical fouls--Puerto Rico-Mayaguez-RAMOS, Juan, Barry-None. A-629

 

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