MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 9, 2011) - Kourtnie Berry led Rollins with 15 points, but the 19th ranked Tars had a tough shooting night and fell to Barry 53-49 on the road Wednesday.
Rollins drops to 19-5 overall and 7-5 in the Sunshine State Conference while Barry improves to 10-12, 3-9 SSC.
Yvonne Houston led Barry and all scorers with 19 points, while Kisa Duncan added 12 off the bench.
The Tars shot a season-low 29 percent (15-52) from the field and were just 14-of-21 from the free throw line. The Buccaneers hit 56 percent in the second half and 48 percent (20-42) in the game.
Barry was up by as much as 10 in the first half, but a late Rollins push cut the lead to 25-20 at intermission.
The Tars came out of the locker room on fire and rolled off a 12-3 run over the first six minutes to take a 32-28 advantage. Barry outscored the Tars 14-1 over the next eight minutes and established a 42-33 lead with less than seven minutes to play.
Barry led 49-37 in the final three minutes, but missed free throws down the stretch and allowed the Tars to pull to within one, 50-49, after a Mingos 3-pointer with 47 ticks on the clock. Rollins quickly fouled and Jen Mitchell converted two from the line to extend the gap to three. Rollins final shot came up short and Rollins fell in back-to-back games for the first time of the season.
Rollins will look to bounce back on Saturday, Feb. 12 at home against Saint Leo. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM, WPRK.