Men's Basketball Makes It Two in a Row

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Barry University Men’s Basketball team (8-18) won their second consecutive game with a 75-70 victory over visiting Flagler College (20-6) at the Health & Sports Center. The victory marked the first for the Buccaneers against the Saints who still lead all-time 3-1.
 
Freshman Willie Whitfield recorded a double-double on the night with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Sophomore Chad Bishop netted a game high 19 points. Junior Karega Tucker posted 14 points and senior Gabe Lazo added 12 including four assists.
 
Flagler jumped out to a 15 point lead 32-18 in the first half before the Buccaneers rallied in the second-half to tie up the score 43-43 behind a Whitfield jumper with 13:20 remaining.  Over the remainder of the contest the Bucs built a commanding lead of their own to put the Saints away. Lazo was fouled while converting a layup and made the following free-throw for the three point play which allowed the Bucs to go up by ten, 66-56.
 
The Saints were paced by Jon Matthews with a team high 18 points while Brandon Johnson contributed 17 points.
 
The Buccaneers return to action on Wednesday when they host Palm Beach Atlantic at 7:30 pm at the Health & Sports Center.
 
Newspaper Box Score
 
Flagler vs Barry
02/18/08 7:30 pm at Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
At Miami Shores, FL (Health&Sports Center)
 
BARRY 75, FLAGLER 70
 
FLAGLER (20-6)
Jon Matthews 6-10 0-0 18; Bryan Borstelmann 6-9 0-1 17; D.J. Ferguson 3-12
3-4 10; John Pietkiewicz 3-13 1-2 9; Kenny Moore 3-4 2-3 8; Ben De La Cruz
2-5 3-4 7; Lyndon Merthie 0-5 1-2 1; Brandon Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-59
10-16 70.
BARRY (8-18)
BISHOP, Chad 7-13 4-4 19; WHITFIELD, Willie 7-15 3-4 17; TUCKER, Karega 4-9
6-7 14; LAZO, Gabe 3-8 5-6 12; CHIVERTON, Bryan 1-8 5-6 7; LEIBOVICH, Martin
2-3 1-2 6; WILLIS, Jeff 0-0 0-0 0; MADYUN, Jamaal 0-0 0-0 0; ASTIGARRAGA,
Bryan 0-0 0-0 0; DE LA VEGA, Uli 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 24-29 75.
Flagler.......................   35   35  -   70
Barry.........................   32   43  -   75
3-point goals--Flagler 14-32 (Jon Matthews 6-10; Bryan Borstelmann 5-7; John
Pietkiewicz 2-8; D.J. Ferguson 1-4; Lyndon Merthie 0-3), Barry 3-19
(LEIBOVICH, Martin 1-2; LAZO, Gabe 1-6; BISHOP, Chad 1-6; CHIVERTON, Bryan
0-3; TUCKER, Karega 0-2). Fouled out--Flagler-None, Barry-None.
Rebounds--Flagler 32 (Kenny Moore 7), Barry 42 (WHITFIELD, Willie 12).
Assists--Flagler 17 (D.J. Ferguson 11), Barry 11 (LAZO, Gabe 4). Total
fouls--Flagler 21, Barry 16. Technical fouls--Flagler-None, Barry-None.
A-431