WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 18, 2012) - Ashley Jones poured in 30 points and set a new program record with eight 3-pointers to lead seventh ranked Rollins past Barry 62-40 Wednesday.
The win is Rollins' 14th in a row and gives them a two -game lead in the Sunshine State Conference standings at 6-0. Barry falls to 9-6 overall and 4-2 in SSC play.
Jones was on fire from the tip, netting 19 (6-7, 3-pointer) in the first half and single handily outscoring the Buccaneers at intermission (19-13). She ended the game 10-of-12 from the floor and 8-of-10 from long range. Jones' eight triples betters the Tars previous single-game mark of seven, set last season by Amber Heistan against Saint Leo. Jones' 30 points also established a new career high, beating her old mark of 22 set against Lynn earlier in the season.
Kourtnie Berry added eight points for Rollins while Kristina Mingos reached double figures in rebounds for the second straight game, snaring 10.
Kaley Howard led the Bucs with seven points and six rebounds.
Rollins justified its No. 7 national ranking right out of the gate, running out to a 17-5 lead after the first 10 minutes, behind a trio of Jones 3-pointers. The Tars were up 26-8 with 3:33 to play in the half before back-to-back bombs from Jones pushed the advantage to 32-8.
The Bucs cut the Tars lead to 20 in the final minute of the period, but Jones added her sixth triple of the half at the buzzer, giving Rollins a 36-13 lead heading into the locker room.
The Tars erased any thought of a Barry comeback early in the second, pushing the lead to 55-23 at the 12:13 mark.
With 4:04 to play, Kristina Mingos drove the middle and dished to Jones on the right wing where she buried the record-breaking eighth 3-pointer of the game.
Rollins shot 40 percent (23-57) in the game while holding Barry to just 30 percent (17-57).
Rollins has won its last four games, all in conference play, by an average of 25 points.
The Tars will put their winning streak on the line Saturday, Jan. 21 at Florida Tech with tip off slated for 2 p.m. Tech is 10-6 on the season, but just 1-5 in conference play and coming off a bye Wednesday. Fans can follow all the action live from Melbourne on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM, WPRK.