Women's Basketball Runs Win Streak to Eight Games

Kia Palmer came off the bench for 15 points and five rebounds. Photo by Scott Moore.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers won for the eighth straight time to open the season, beating the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 64-50 in women’s basketball action from the Health & Sports Center on Monday night.
 
The Bucs (8-0) led 19-13 with 5:42 left in the first period, but closed the frame on a 10-4 run to take a 12-point lead at the half.
 
The Sailfish (1-8) managed to cut the lead under 10 points just twice in the second half at 48-40 and 50-42. But the Bucs pushed the lead to as many at 18 points at the 2:07 on a short jumper from Princess Bailey.
 
Bailey and Kia Palmer led the Bucs with 15 points, while Christina Thompson added 14 points and Lisa Fors had 10 in a balanced attack. Bailey also had eight rebounds help the Bucs post a 42-36 edge on the glass and Lucy Martinez had a career-high 10 assists.
 
For the Sailfish, Sitara Richard led the way with 14 points, while Ashley Adkins chipped in 12 and Brooke Burgess had a double –double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
 
The Bucs now take 15 days off for exams and return to the court on Tuesday, Dec. 18 against the Central Oklahoma Broncos as part of the Cruzin Classic.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Barry
12/03/07 7:00 pm at Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
At Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
 
BARRY 64, PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 50
 
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC (1-8)
RICHARD, Sitara 5-7 0-0 14; ADKINS, Ashley 4-12 4-4 12; BURGESS, Brooke 4-9
3-6 11; ADCOCK, Haley 2-7 4-8 8; JEAN-BAPTISTE, Mart 1-3 1-1 3; PEREZ,
Melissa 1-3 0-0 2; MASALIN, Thyra 0-1 0-0 0; KELLY, Kim 0-6 0-0 0. Totals
17-48 12-19 50.
 
BARRY (8-0)
PALMER, Kia 6-9 3-5 15; BAILEY, Princess 6-21 0-0 15; THOMPSON, Christina
5-11 0-0 14; FORS, Lisa 4-9 0-0 10; MAGEEAN, Amanda 3-4 2-4 8; MARTINEZ,
Lucy 1-5 0-0 2; SANFORD, Alisha 0-0 0-0 0; PAUL, Grace 0-0 0-0 0; HENRI,
Alexandra 0-2 0-0 0; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-3 0-0 0; SINGLETARY, Kristy 0-3 0-0 0;
RUMPH, Ratisha 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-67 5-9 64.
 
Palm Beach Atlantic...........   17   33  -   50
Barry......................................   29   35  -   64
 
3-point goals--Palm Beach Atlantic 4-10 (RICHARD, Sitara 4-6; ADKINS, Ashley
0-3; JEAN-BAPTISTE, Mart 0-1), Barry 9-32 (THOMPSON, Christina 4-8; BAILEY,
Princess 3-11; FORS, Lisa 2-5; HENRI, Alexandra 0-2; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-2;
SINGLETARY, Kristy 0-2; MARTINEZ, Lucy 0-2). Fouled out--Palm Beach
Atlantic-None, Barry-None. Rebounds--Palm Beach Atlantic 36 (BURGESS, Brooke
10), Barry 42 (BAILEY, Princess 8). Assists--Palm Beach Atlantic 10 (KELLY,
Kim 4), Barry 18 (MARTINEZ, Lucy 10). Total fouls--Palm Beach Atlantic 10,
Barry 12. Technical fouls--Palm Beach Atlantic-None, Barry-None. A-219
 
Photo Gallery (by Scott Moore, SPMSportspage.com)

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