Women's Basketball Lands A Big Win Against The Sharks

Women's Basketball Lands A Big Win Against The Sharks
Jackie Perez led the Bucs with 19 ponts, six assists off the bench. Photo by Jason Roberts.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers came out firing on all cylinders, as they opened the preseason with an 83-46 win over Miami-Dade in the Health & Sports Center on Tuesday night in women’s basketball action.

The Bucs (1-0 in the preseason) trailed 6-5 early after a jumper of Adenike Dawdou at 15:54 of the first period.  But Jackie Perez and Colette Eule came off the bench to spark a 9-0 run over the next four minutes to give Barry 14-6 lead.

The Bucs pushed the lead to ten points, 22-12, on a jumper by Dominique Dixon and, after an exchange of baskets, never led by less. Perez hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send Barry into the locker room up 39-21.

After Amanda Frontino hit a jumper on the Bucs’ first possession of the second half, they led 41-21 and the Sharks never got closer. Tyler Hardy’s layup at 10:45 pushed the lead to 30, 61-31, and the Bucs took their biggest lead 81-40 on a fast-break basket by Stephanie Ball with 3:18 left to play.

Perez led five Bucs in double figures with 19 points. Eule followed with 18, Frontino and Hardy each had 11 and Ball added 10. Vernessa Hinnant had 10 to lead the Sharks.

Barry plays their next two preseason games on the road, at Northwood on Oct.28 and at FIU on Nov. 2, before opening the regular season at the West Florida Tip-off Tournament in Pensacola, Fla.

Newspaper Box Score
Miami-Dade vs Barry
10/23/12 7:00 pm at Miami Shores, FL
At Miami Shores, FL


HINNANT, Vernessa 10; BURGER, Jasmin 9; HARRIS, AnnMarie 8; DAWODU, Adenike 6; DAVIS, Channel 6; HANNA, Amber 3; LARK, Sierra 2; DJUKIC, Tijana 2; HOWARD, Monique 0; BROWN, Eboni 0; RIMSLEY, Jakia 0; WILLIAMS, Latesha 0; CRAWLEY, Jessica 0. Totals 17-56 10-23 46.

PEREZ, Jackie 19; EULE, Colette 18; FRONTINO, Amanda 11; HARDY, Tyler 11; BALL, Stephanie 10; DIXON, Dominique 7; JENKINS, Alesha 4; SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily 2; PISCONERI, Danika 1; RAMONAS, Ella 0; HORICE, Champ  0. Totals 32-76 9-17 83.

Miami-Dade....................   21   25  -   46
Barry..............................   39   44  -   83

3-point goals--Miami-Dade 2-15 (HANNA, Amber 1-2; DAVIS, Channel 1-6; HOWARD, Monique 0-1; WILLIAMS, Latesha 0-1; HINNANT, Vernessa 0-5), Barry 10-26 (PEREZ, Jackie 5-10; EULE, Colette 3-4; FRONTINO, Amanda 2-4; DIXON, Dominique 0-4; RAMONAS, Ella 0-1; BALL, Stephanie 0-3). Fouled out--Miami-Dade-None, Barry-None. Rebounds--Miami-Dade 44 (DAVIS, Channel 9), Barry 44 (PISCONERI, Danika 9). Assists--Miami-Dade 7 (BURGER, Jasmin 2), Barry 22 (PEREZ, Jackie 6). Total fouls--Miami-Dade 16, Barry 19. Technical fouls--Miami-Dade-None, Barry-None.