WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 20, 2018) – Rollins led Barry early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't stop the Buccaneers down the stretch and fell 70-62 on Saturday.
The loss drops the Tars to 10-7 on the year and 5-6 in Sunshine State Conference play while Barry improves 14-5, 7-4 SSC.
Barbara Cousino led the Bucs with 17 points and five rebounds. Stephane Granada tallied 13 points and seven rebounds with Ida Andersson netting 12.
Rollins shot 42 percent (26-62) in the game, but hit just 4-of-18 in the fourth quarter. Barry shot 44 percent (24-54) from the field and out rebounded the Tars 38-33.
The Bucs controlled the first quarter, leading 11-1 midway through the frame and putting the Tars down 20-13 after one.
Rollins fought all the way back in the second and used a 5-0 run in the final minutes of the half to tie the score at 30. Granada then put Barry up 32-30 with a bucket at the buzzer.
Barry came out the lock room hot and put the Tars back down 40-34 before the Tars seized the momentum with a 12-2 run to grab a 46-42 lead at the 3:45 mark. Jo Bistrow scored five points during the hot steak.
Rollins stayed on top for the rest of the third and held a 53-49 advantage heading into the fourth.
Andrews pushed the Tars advantage to 55-49 with a bucket to start the fourth and the Rollins lead stood at 58-54 with 6:10 left after an Ingler jumper. Rollins would then go ice cold from the field for the next five minutes and Barry rolled off a 15-0 run to lead 69-58 with less than a minute to play. Rollins would get no closer than seven the rest of the way.
Rollins fell into a three-way tie for sixth in the SSC standings with nine games left on the schedule. The Tars will look to rebound on Wednesday, January 24 a Florida Tech. Tip is set for 5:30 p.m. in Melbourne. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network and SSC Digital Network at RollinsSports.com.