Barry University’s men’s basketball team bounced back in a big way Saturday, stepping outside the conference to thump host Palm Beach Atlantic 99-75.
The Buccaneers (18-2) turned a 39-39 halftime tie into a rout. Yunio Barrueta scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. It was his eighth double-double of the season. Barrueta had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first half. Barrueta hit a career-best six three-pointers, knocking down three in each half. Juan Ferrales, who scored nine of his 12 points in the second half, buried one of his three triples to give the Bucs a 57-44 lead with 15:09 to play.
▪ Palm Beach Atlantic 59, Barry: The Buccaneers (10-11) fell to the host Sailfish (9-16). After Barry’s Amra Elezovic scored on a layup to tie the score for the third time, the Buccaneers went scoreless over the final 4:33, and the Sailfish capitalized with an 8-0 run to end the game.
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It was the Bucs‘ third loss in the past four games.
▪ North Carolina 4, UM 0: One day after defeating Alabama, the nation’s seventh-ranked team, the Hurricanes came up short against third-ranked North Carolina at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia.
▪ Nova Southeastern 7, Valdosta State 2: After having their opener postponed Thursday, No.35 Nova Southeastern defeated No.15 Valdosta State on the road.
The Sharks won five of six singles matches and two of the three doubles contests to earn the victory.
▪ The host University of Miami defeated Liberty 4-2 in the second match of a doubleheader at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The Canes won three singles matches and two doubles matches.
In a morning match, the Canes lost to Florida Gulf Coast 4-1.
▪ FIU 4, Eastern Kentucky 1: The Panthers (3-1) found themselves in a pitching duel but utilized timely hitting to top the Colonels in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Junior Corinne Jenkins went the distance, struck out a season-high eight batters and improved to 3-0.
▪ Nova Southeastern (4-2) went 1-1 during Day Two of the Eckerd Spring Invitational, defeating Young Harris (3-2), 11-6, and losing to Shorter (3-0), 8-7. Coach Lesa Boneè earned her 400th win with the program, increasing her total as the winningest coach in program history.
▪ Barry University (2-2) split a pair of games at the Eckerd Triton Spring Invitational, falling 8-2 to Southwest Baptist but rebounding to defeat Harding 9-3.
▪ Nova Southeastern 3-1, Delta State 2-1: The Sharks (6-0) completed their second sweep of the season, handing the visiting Statemen two losses.
▪ Barry 14-13, Tuskegee 2-3: The Buccaneers (2-1) first home games of the regular season were displays of dominant pitching and hitting as they swept Tuskegee.
Miss Annie, skippered by Randy Yates, released 10 sailfish to win the single-day, three-inlet Sailfish Challenge and take home $185,000.
With results still unofficial pending review of tournament video, Swagger — captained by George McIlveen — was runner-up boat with eight releases, beating third-place BAR South and fourth-place Qualifier — both with eight sails — on time.
Swagger’s winnings totaled about $78,000.
O-Sea-D was fifth with seven releases. Qualifier’s Will Morrison was top angler with seven sails. Miss Britt’s Stephanie Choate was top female with three.
Bacio, skippered by Michael Kiss of Holland, Michigan, leads the second event of sailing’s International Audi Melges 20 Winter Series on Biscayne Bay going into Sunday’s final. After six races Bacio tops runner-up WildMan, skippered by Liam Kilroy of San Francisco, by seven points. In third place is STIG, with Italy’s Alessandro Rombelli at the helm, one point behind WildMan.