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Tough Shooting Day for Tars in Loss at Barry

Trevor Recio recorded a double-double Saturday
Trevor Recio recorded a double-double Saturday

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 16, 2018) – Four Tars scored in double figures, but Rollins offense couldn't match Barry on Saturday, falling 76-61 on the road. 

Rollins (9-16, 3-14 Sunshine State Conference) shot a season-low 22 percent from the three point line, going 8-of-36 from distance and 20-of-63 from the field. 

Jakobi Bonner scored 16 points to lead the Tars. Trevor Recio recorded a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Eric Castaneda added 10 points and eight rebounds. 

Barry (14-9, 9-7 SSC) got 22 points and eight rebounds from Tylan Birts. Daniel Mortensen and Marco Tomic both scored 12. 

The Bucs shot 46 percent from the field and outrebounded Rollins 46-32. 

The first half was played close, featuring 11 lead changes and four ties over the first 15 minutes; neither team led by more than three points during the span. Connor Mckim hit a three-pointer with 5:15 left in the half to put Rollins up 24-23. Barry answered with a 7-2 run and grabbed a 30-26 advantage. The Bucs would later take a 39-31 lead into intermission after a Mortensen three-pointer at the horn. 

Barry seized control early in the second, outscoring Rollins 12-4 over the first five minutes and going up 51-35. 

After going down by as many as 22, Bonner went on a personal 9-1 run and pulled the Tars to within 66-53 with four minutes to play. The junior later made it a it a 10-point game with 67 seconds to play, but Tomic iced the game at the line for the Bucs.

The Tars are back in action on Wednesday, February 23 hosting Eckerd for Senior Day. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.

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