Women's Basketball Shakes Off Rust To Best Wildcats

Alesha Jenkins had 15 points and 10 rebounds in her first start of the season. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers shook off the rust from a 13-day layoff to beat the Johnson & Wales Wildcats 70-55 in women’s basketball action in the Health & Sports Center on Friday.

The Bucs (6-1), who had not played since Dec. 1, jumped out to a big lead, gave most of it away and then pulled away at the end to get back in the win column.

Barry led 12-1 after the first three minutes and maintained an 8-13 point lead for most of the rest of the period. But Dominique Dixon and Stephanie Ball combined to hit three treys in the last 1:32 to stretch the lead to 36-16 at the break. Alesha Jenkins, making her first start of the year, pumped in 11 points to lead the way.

In the second half, the Wildcats (3-10) slowly chipped into the lead, pulling to within four points, 48-44, on a jumper by Shikina McMillan with 8:18 to play. But the Bucs pushed the lead back to double figures over the next four minutes, out-scoring the ‘Cats 12-4, as Dixon capped the run with another trey.

Colette Eule led all players with 22 points. Dixon chipped in 17, while Jenkins had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Myia Russell led the Wildcats with 19 points, while Quamisha Spence added 17 and McMillan had 10.

The Bucs take on the 4-3 Lady Panthers of Drury in the Cruzin Classic, hosted by Nova Southeastern, on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:00 pm.

Newspaper Box Score
Johnson & Wales vs Barry
12/14/12 5:30 pm at Miami Shores, FL
At Miami Shores, FL


RUSSELL, Myia 19; SPENCE, Quamisha 17; McMILLAN, Shikina 10; MITCHELL, Kiaundra 5; COLEMAN, Travaniece 2; BRIDGES, Kristina 2; INNOCENT, Tationa 0; LIFSHITZ, Danielle 0. Totals 23-56 5-9 55.

BARRY (6-1)
EULE, Colette 22; DIXON, Dominique 17; JENKINS, Alesha 15; HARDY, Tyler 8; FRONTINO, Amanda 3; BALL, Stephanie 3; PEREZ, Jackie 2; SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily 0; PISCONERI, Danika 0. Totals 24-67 16-23 70.

Johnson & Wales...............   16   39  -   55
Barry..................................   36   34  -   70

3-point goals--Johnson & Wales 4-12 (SPENCE, Quamisha 2-5; McMILLAN, Shikina
1-2; MITCHELL, Kiaundra 1-1; LIFSHITZ, Danielle 0-1; BRIDGES, Kristina 0-2;
COLEMAN, Travaniece 0-1), Barry 6-26 (DIXON, Dominique 3-5; EULE, Colette
2-6; BALL, Stephanie 1-2; FRONTINO, Amanda 0-2; PEREZ, Jackie 0-10; HARDY,
Tyler 0-1). Fouled out--Johnson & Wales-None, Barry-None. Rebounds—Johnson
& Wales 36 (BRIDGES, Kristina 7), Barry 43 (JENKINS, Alesha 10).
Assists--Johnson & Wales 15 (COLEMAN, Travaniece 4; BRIDGES, Kristina 4),
Barry 15 (PEREZ, Jackie 5). Total fouls--Johnson & Wales 17, Barry 13.
Technical fouls--Johnson & Wales-None, Barry-None. A-112


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