The 15th-ranked Barry men’s basketball team held on for a 94-83 win at Lynn on Saturday as Anders Haas and Tray Leonard came up big.
Haas finished with 22 points and seven rebounds, and Leonard had his third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 10 boards as the Buccaneers (15-3, 8-2 Sunshine State Conference) remained within a game of first place in the league.
Yunio Barrueta scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season.
Barry led by as many as 17 in the first half, but Lynn (10-9, 4-7) cut it to seven late in the first half. The Bucs, who shot 46 percent, extended their lead to 11 in the second half on a tip by Leonard, but the Fighting Knights cut it to five on Russell Wilson’s layup with 3:58 to go.
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▪ Nova Southeastern 79, Lynn 78: In a physical and chippy game that featured five combined technicals and an ejection, the Sharks (8-11) stepped up over the final 11 minutes to outscore the Sailfish (11-8) 27-14 for the victory. The Sharks’ Chris Page scored 17 of his team-high 24 after the break, and Harrison Goodrick had his third consecutive double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
▪ St. Thomas 82, Southeastern 72: Michael Waker (19 points) and Mikon Hewitt (18 points) ledthe Bobcats (12-7, 6-3 The Sun Conference) to a win over the host Fire. James Vice (11 points) and Tim Sada (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Bobcats.
▪ Palm Beach Atlantic 88, Nova Southeastern 73: For the second season in a row, the No. 12 Sharks (17-3) suffered a loss at the Rubin Arena, as the Sailfish (9-10) used a 26-15 advantage in the final quarter for the victory. Nova’s Taylor Buie made her first six three-pointers and eight overall for 24 points.
▪ Barry 73, Lynn 68: The Buccaneers’ Amra Elezovic scored 19 points and had five rebounds as Barry (13-6, 6-4 SSC) topped the host Fighting Knights (2-16, 0-10).
▪ Southeastern 74, St. Thomas 56: The Bobcats (8-8, 7-2 TSC) fell to the host Fire (18-4, 9-2) in a battle between teams on the top of conference standings. The loss ended a five-game win streak for the Bobcats. Katie Rienas and Jamesha Willis each scored 16 for the Bobcats.
▪ Newberry 8, Nova Southeastern 4: The Sharks (0-2) dropped the second game of its 2016 season to the Wolves (2-0). Alexander Kline (0-1) took to loss, and Newberry’s Robert Westenrieder (1-0) earned the win.
▪ Barry 13, Tusculum 1: The Buccaneers (2-0) continued their solid start to the 2016 season as they defeated the Pioneers (1-1). The Buccaneers went down early as starting pitcher Luis Deville allowed a home run to Jason Tolentino on his first pitch but that would be the only blemish on Deville’s outing as he would go on to strike out six in seven innings and allow just one more hit.
▪ Nova Southeastern 6, ASA Junior College 3: The Sharks downed ASA Junior College, the two-time defending JUCO national champions.
▪ UM 4, Troy 3: The host Hurricanes defeated the No. 68 Trojans.