Rollins
Rollins
60   -
51
Barry
Stat Comparison
CATEGORY ROLLINS BARRY
Points 60 51
Assists 11 6
TO's 18 13
FG-FGA 19-50 13-54
FG% 38.0% 24.1%
3PTFG-3PTFGA 3-15 5-27
FT-FTA 19-23 20-29
RebTot 43 31
RebOff 8 25
RebDef 35 6
Blocks 5 4
Individual Leaders
CATEGORY ROLLINS BARRY
Points Rosser - 19 Richardson - 13
Rebounds McLendon - 8 Richardson - 11
Assists 2 tied with 3 Richardson - 3

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.  (December 30, 2016) – After building a sizable first-half lead, Rollins never looked back and beat Barry 60-51 in a Sunshine State Conference road game.  

The Tars (7-4, 2-2 SSC) held the Bucs (4-9, 2-4 SSC) to just five-points in the second quarter and led 32-15 at the break.

Tianna Rosser poured in a career-high 19 points to lead Rollins. She also added three rebounds and three blocks. Marie Gilbert chipped in 14 points and six rebounds.

Juhnae Richardson paced Barry with 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Elin Ekdahl netted 12.

The victory was a second straight to close out the 2016 calendar year for the Tars.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
•    Tianna Rosser (RC) 19 pts, 8-11 FG
•    Marie Gilbert (RC) 14 pts, 6 rbs.
•    Juhane Richardson (BU) 13 pts, 11 rbs.
•    Elin Ekdahl (BU) 12 pts.

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.