MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers put the defensive clamps on the Nova Southeastern Sharks, running off a 19-1 run over the last 8:38, to engineer a 47-42 win in Sunshine State Conference women’s basketball action in the Health & Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Bucs (12-6, 7-2 SSC) led 28-25 with 14:08 left in the second half after a jumper in the lane by Alexandria Zamora. But Nova (11-7, 4-5 SSC) countered with a 16-0 run over the 6:30, capped by Meixandra Porter’s fast-break bucket that gave the Sharks a 41-28 lead at the 8:38 mark.
From there, it would be all Barry. The Bucs held the Sharks without a basket the rest of the way as Nova went 0-for10 from the field and turned the ball over three times.
Trailing 41-40, Barry’s Jen Mitchell went to the line with 1:04 remaining. She hit the first to tie the game, but missed the second. Yvonne Houston snagged the offensive rebound and drained a basket in the lane to put the Bucs up 43-41. Danielle DeBerry hit 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the final 0:21 seconds to preserve the win.
Zamora led the Bucs with 14 points and 10 rebounds, her fifth double-double of the season. DeBerry chipped in with 12 points. Jasmine Wilkins led the Sharks with 11 points and Porter added 10.
The Bucs step out of conference on Wednesday, Feb. 1 as they host the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish at 5:30 pm. You can follow all the game action on GoBarryBucs.com through the GameCentral portal powered by Stretch Internet.