MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 22, 2012) - Brett Chance netted a career high 18 points to trump the Tars short bench as Rollins posted a 57-47 win at Barry Wednesday.
The victory keeps Rollins (16-9, 9-6 SSC) in line for a top seed and first round home game in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. Barry drops to 12-15 overall and 6-9 in conference play.
Chance hit 7-of-10 from the field, including four 3-pointers, to pace the Tars and better his previous career best of 14 set against Webber International earlier in the year.
Jermaine Edwards led Barry with a double-double, tallying 14 points and 10 rebounds. Evan White chipped in 13-points off the bench.
Rollins starters outscored Barry's first-five 47-16 on the night.
The Tars got off to a good start and led 14-6 halfway through the first period. A White triple with 6:20 left in the half pulled the Bucs to within 19-17 but the Tars finished the period on a 10-1 run and led 29-18 at the half.
Rollins pushed the lead to 12 three times early in the second half, but a late Barry run closed the gap to 43-39 with four minutes to play. Another Chance 3-pointer sparked a quick 6-0 Tars run and they converted 9-of-10 from the stripe down the stretch to hold on for the win.
The Tars will close the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Nova Southeastern. Tipoff is schedule for 4 p.m. from Ft. Lauderdale. Fans can follow all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM, WPRK.