Women's Basketball Falls to Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, Fla.—The Barry University women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Tech Panthers on Wednesday night, losing 60-54.
 
The Panthers (12-12, 4-9 SSC) were hot out of the gates in the first half, going on an 8-0 run in the first seven minutes of the first half.
 
The Buccaneers (17-7, 8-5 SSC) first points came with 12:36 remaining in the first half when Mariesa Greene hit a layup to put the score at 8-2. The Bucs fought to get back in it, and took their first lead, 12-11, with 8:11 remaining in the first half when Tilde Ahlin hit a 16-foot baseline jumper.
 
In the last seven minutes of the first half, Tech outscored the Bucs 14-3 to enter halftime up 26-14.
In the second half the Bucs cut the lead to two, 30-28, off a Christina Thompson three-pointer with 12:33 remaining. Tech then went on a 9-0 run capped off by a Kristen Dixon free-throw to take a 39-28 lead.
 
Barry spent the final 8:41 cutting the Panthers’ lead to 52-50 when Mariesa Green hit a layup with 15 seconds remaining. After a missed free-throw by Lynisha Nelson, the Bucs took the ball down court and Tilde Ahlin sank a deep field goal with one second remaining to tie the game 52-52 and send the Bucs to overtime.
 
The teams were close during the opening minutes of overtime before Barry took a 59-55 lead with 2:36 remaining in overtime. However the Panthers went on a 9-1 run in the final minutes and would win64-60.
 
For the Buccaneers, Shanna Suttington had 21 points. Mariesa Greene earned a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
 
The Bucs return to action in Saturday, February 20 when they square off against Tampa at 2:30 in the Health & Sports Center.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Florida Tech
02/17/10 5:30 p.m. at Melbourne, Fla. - Clemente Center
At Melbourne, Fla. - Clemente Center
 
FLORIDA TECH 64, BARRY 60
 
BARRY (17-7, 8-5 SSC)
SUTTINGTON, Shanna 6-15 4-5 21; GREENE, Mariesa 5-8 2-3 12; AHLIN, Tilde
3-11 2-3 9; HICKS, Adrienne 2-4 2-2 7; THOMPSON, Christina 2-6 0-0 5;
TIJANI, Nadia 1-3 2-6 4; DUNCAN, Kisa 1-1 0-0 2; LEWIS, Tasheema 0-1 0-0 0;
MULLINGS, Alicia 0-1 0-0 0; HOUSTON, Yvonne 0-1 0-0 0; RIVERA, Anika 0-0 0-0
0; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-1 0-0 0; LOPEZ, Jennifer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 12-19
60.
FLORIDA TECH (12-12, 4-9 SSC)
NELSON, Lynisha 8-16 4-7 22; DIXON, Kristen 5-8 1-2 11; HAGINS, Briauna 1-5
5-9 7; McCLAIREN, Ashton 2-10 2-2 7; JAICHON, Kaylin 3-4 0-4 6; HARNESS,
Bionca 2-7 0-0 4; IVERY, Sharnae 2-7 0-0 4; ALLEN, Amanda 1-1 0-0 3; GREENE,
Lindsay 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 12-24 64.
Barry.........................   14   38    8  -   60
Florida Tech..................   26   26   12  -   64
3-point goals--Barry 8-25 (SUTTINGTON, Shanna 5-11; HICKS, Adrienne 1-2;
AHLIN, Tilde 1-4; THOMPSON, Christina 1-4; MULLINGS, Alicia 0-1; HOUSTON,
Yvonne 0-1; O'MALLEY, Tara 0-1; LOPEZ, Jennifer 0-1), Florida Tech 4-12
(NELSON, Lynisha 2-4; McCLAIREN, Ashton 1-7; ALLEN, Amanda 1-1). Fouled
out--Barry-GREENE, Mariesa, Florida Tech-None. Rebounds--Barry 33 (GREENE,
Mariesa 11), Florida Tech 46 (HAGINS, Briauna 12). Assists--Barry 8
(THOMPSON, Christina 4), Florida Tech 11 (NELSON, Lynisha 6). Total
fouls--Barry 16, Florida Tech 13. Technical fouls--Barry-None, Florida
Tech-None. A-269