MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (February 16, 2018) – Rollins led by double-digits in the third quarter, but was unable to hang on and lost to Barry 72-69 in overtime Saturday.
The Tars move to 10-13 overall and remain in the driver's seat to grab a spot in the SSC Tournament, sitting at 7-10 in Sunshine State Conference play. Barry falls to 9-15, 6-10 SSC.
Tianna Rosser tied her career high of 19 points on Saturday, while also hauling in 10 rebounds. Her previous best was against Barry as well, set in January of last year. Carly McLendon netted 16 and matched her career best with 16 rebounds. Yari Martinez-Toro scored 13.
Nichel Tampa paced Barry with 19 points and six rebounds. Juhane Richardson added 17 points and seven rebounds.
Both teams shot 32 percent from the field, but the Tars were hampered by 25 turnovers. Rollins earned a huge edge on the glass, outrebounding Barry 64-42, including 22-9 on the offensive end.
Rollins led 18-13 after the first and grabbed a 32-20 lead at the break. Barry then exploded for 25 points and grabbed the lead. The teams went back and forth in the fourth with a Harriett Swindells three-pointer tying the score at 61 with 1:37 left.
Both Rollins and Barry had three chances each to win in regulation, but all attempts were off the mark and the game headed to overtime.
In the extra frame, the Bucs went up early and forced the Tars to play catch-up. Rosser pulled Rollins to within 67-66 midway through OT. Barry then held Rollins scoreless the rest of the period until a Jaylyn Harrison three-pointer at the buzzer.
The Tars are back in action on Wednesday, February 23 hosting Eckerd for Senior Day. Tip off is set for 2 p.m in Warden Arena. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.