Women's Basketball Stays Perfect With Win Over Lions

Women's Basketball Stays Perfect With Win Over Lions
Danika Pisconeri blocked seven shots to tie for fourth in the Bucs' record books. Photo by Jason Roberts.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers improved to 5-0 on the season with an 83-62 win over the Florida Memorial Lions in women’s basketball in the Health & Sports Center on Wednesday night.

The game was an odd one, as the Bucs scored a season-high in points, despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the floor, the second-lowest total of the season. They also allowed a season-high points to the Lions, despite holding them to 25.4 percent shooting, a season-best mark.

The Bucs (5-0) jumped out to a 15-3 lead after the first four minutes and the Lions (0-5) never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way. They took their largest lead of the half, 44-18, on a layup by Champ Horice with 1:17 remaining in the period.

Up 44-20 at the break, the Bucs extended the lead to 33 points, 53-20, on a fast-break basket by Colette Eule with 16:54. The Lions went to a press and sliced into the lead, pulling to 70-57 with 3:24 left on a pair of free throws by Brittany Starling. But the Bucs closed out on a 13-5 run to push the lead back to 21.

Eule led the Bucs with 22 points and added 11 rebounds and seven assists. Jackie Perez added 12 points, while Amanda Frontino chipped in 10. Dominique Dixon also nearly had a triple-double with nine points, a team-best 12 rebounds and seven assist. Danika Pisconeri tied for fourth all-time in Barry history with seven blocked shots. The Lions (0-5) did not have a starter score in double figures, although both Ty’Tetania McClenney and Dominique Jackson came off the bench with 13 points each.

The Bucs jump into Sunshine State Conference play on Saturday as they host the Florida Tech Panthers at 2:00 pm in a rematch of last season’s quarterfinal game of the SSC Tournament. The Panthers won that game 71-68.

Newspaper Box Score
Florida Memorial vs Barry
11/28/12 7:00 pm at Miami Shores, FL


McCLENNY, Ty'Tetania 13; JACKSON, Dominique 13; BATTLE, Kalicia 9; STARLING, Brittany 8; BOWE, Yushanda 7; ANDERSON, Tiarra 3; FISHER, Nicole 3; LEAF, Khadijah 2; COLBROOK, Diamond 2; WEST, Tyesha 2; SANCHEZ, Melissa 0; O'NEAL, Ashley 0. Totals 17-67 23-37 62.

BARRY (5-0)
EULE, Colette 22; PEREZ, Jackie 12; FRONTINO, Amanda 10; DIXON, Dominique 9; SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily 9; HORICE, Champ 8; BALL, Stephanie 5; PISCONERI, Danika 3; JENKINS, Alesha 3; RAMONAS, Ella 2. Totals 28-72 23-35 83.

Florida Memorial..............   20   42  -   62
Barry..............................   44   39  -   83

3-point goals--Florida Memorial 5-19 (FISHER, Nicole 1-2; ANDERSON, Tiarra
1-1; BOWE, Yushanda 1-4; BATTLE, Kalicia 1-3; McCLENNY, Ty'Tetania 1-6;
LEAF, Khadijah 0-2; STARLING, Brittany 0-1), Barry 4-20 (PEREZ, Jackie 3-11;
BALL, Stephanie 1-2; DIXON, Dominique 0-2; FRONTINO, Amanda 0-2; EULE,
Colette 0-3). Fouled out--Florida Memorial-WEST, Tyesha; STARLING, Brittany,
Barry-JENKINS, Alesha. Rebounds--Florida Memorial 51 (JACKSON, Dominique
10), Barry 58 (DIXON, Dominique 12). Assists--Florida Memorial 5 (FISHER,
Nicole 2), Barry 21 (EULE, Colette 7; DIXON, Dominique 7). Total
fouls--Florida Memorial 24, Barry 27. Technical fouls—Florida
Memorial-WEST, Tyesha, Barry-None. A-277