WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 5, 2019) – Rollins suffered through its worst home shooting night of the season and couldn't bolster one of its better defensive efforts as the Tars fell to Barry 71-60 Saturday night.
Jakobi Bonner led Rollins (8-6, 2-4 Sunshine State Conference) with 21 points and five rebounds. Hutton Yenor netted 18 off the bench to go along with six rebounds while Eric Castaneda hauled in a game-high 10 boards.
Barry (10-3, 5-1 SSC) was paced by Daniel Mortensen's 23 points on a 7-of-18 night beyond the arc. Tylan Birts scored 16 and Evan Walshe netted 14 with seven assists.
Rollins shot 38 percent in the game while holding Barry's normally potent offense to 42 percent shooting. The Tars committed 16 turnovers to the Bucs 13 with both teams totaling 39 rebounds.
The Tars controlled early, running out to a 15-7 at the 13-minute mark of the first half on back-to-back Yenor three-pointers. The Bucs answered with a 18-2 run over the next six minutes and put the Tars down 25-17 with 7:35 left in the first.
Yenor scored the game's next five points to get Rollins rolling again and a late Bonner three-pointer pulled the Tars to within 30-28 at the half.
In the second, Barry quickly seized control with an 11-2 spurt and grabbed a 41-30 lead. Rollins would then only hit two shots outside the paint over the next 10 minutes and Barry pulled away to a 62-44 advantage with 6:39 left.
The Tars fought back to within 66-57 with less than two minutes to play but the Bucs ran clock the rest of the way and handed Rollins a second-straight loss.
Rollins will look to rebound on Wednesday, January 9 with a trip to Tampa. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Martinez Center. Fans can listen to the action live on the Tars Sports Network and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.