MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers rode the hot shooting of Jackie Perez and Colette Eule to a 65-53 Sunshine State Conference women’s basketball win over the Eckerd Tritons in the Health & Sports Center on Saturday.
The Tritons (10-5, 4-3 SSC) grabbed a 7-4 lead out of the gate when Katie Rausberg hit a three-pointer with 14:55 left in the first period. But the Bucs (10-6, 5-2 SSC) responded with a 9-2 run over the next four minutes, with Perez nailing the first of her five three-pointers to cap the run.
Barry carried a four-point margin, 30-26, into the intermission and extended the lead to double-figures, 54-44, at the 6:12 mark on a jumper by Yvonne Houston.
Perez led the Bucs with a career-high 16 points. Her five three-pointers are tied for third-most in school history. Eule chipped in 13 points and the duo combined to hit 10-of-17 from the field. Krystal Charles led the Tritons with 18 points, while Taylor Young had 16 and Rausberg added 11.
The Bucs travel to Saint Leo on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to face the Lions.