HIGHLIGHTS AND QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS First Quarter l The Tars went 0-for-their-first-8 from the field and fell into an 8-0 hole midway through the first. Coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. then emptied the bench and Rollins responded with a 15-0 run – 10 of which came from Rosser – and eventually grabbed a 15-10 lead after the first.
Second Quarter l Defense was the key in the second as Rollins held their hosts to just 1-of-16 from the field while hitting 7-of-12 on their end. The Tars posted a 17-5 advantage in the frame and blew the game wide open with a 32-15 halftime lead.
Third Quarter l The Tars went up by as many as 19 four times in the third before Barry closed the gap with a late run and made it a 45-30 game going into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter l The Bucs found their stroke in the fourth and made it a four-point game, 51-47 with 3:56 to play. Gilbert answered with a deep three-pointer to put the Tars back up seven as Rollins held Barry scoreless the final 1:24 and hit four-straight free throws to ice it.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE • Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 19-50 (38 percent); Barry 13-54 (24 percent) • 3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 3-15 (20 percent); Barry 5-27 (19 percent) • Free-throws: Rollins 19-23 (83 percent); Barry 20-29 (69 percent) • Rebounding: Rollins 43, Barry 31 • Turnovers: Rollins 18, Barry 13 • Rollins bench outscored Barry 28-10.
GAME NOTES • Rollins improves 46-20 all-time against Barry and snaps a three-game losing skid to the Bucs. • Carly McLendon and Marie Gilbert each had a block and remain tied for 17th on the Tars all-time list. • Rosser’s previous career-high was 16 scored against PR Rio Piedras last season. Her three blocks was also a career-high, bettering the previous mark of 1, 11 times. • Glenn Wilkes Jr. improves to 670-231 all-time.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS Rollins remains in SSC play and returns home to face Tampa on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Fans can watch all the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.