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Barry men down Nova Southeastern in OT for 20th victory

The Barry University men’s basketball team (20-2, 11-1 Sunshine State conference) pulled out a 79-71 road win over Nova Southeastern (9-13, 5-8) in overtime. The No. 6 Buccaneers won their 20th game of the season for the first time in five years.

Barry trailed by seven before Arie Williams hit a three-pointer with 42 seconds left. Deric Hill had a steal and layup eight seconds later to bring the Bucs within two, 63-61. Nova’s Stian Berg split a pair from the free-throw line to push the Sharks ahead by three. Barry’s Juan Ferrales hit the first of two free throws, and Barrueta grabbed the offensive rebound on the second and put back the follow to tie the score at 64-64 with 12 seconds left. The Buccaneers pulled away in overtime.

Barry’s Yunio Barrueta had his 10th double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds.

▪ Broward College 71, Palm Beach State 70: Deandre Turner’s three-point basket with 15.8 seconds left gave the Seahawks (21-6, 6-3 Southern Conference) a victory over the host Panthers (19-8, 4-5).

Turner finished with 31 points, connecting 8 of 13 three-pointers and 7 of 10 free throws.

Women’s basketball

▪ Nova Southeastern 57, Barry 55: The host Sharks (18-5, 10-3 SSC) gave up a 14-point, second-half lead but won on a layup by Jessica Valley with 0.7 seconds left, staving off the comeback attempt by the Buccaneers (11-13, 3-9).

▪ Broward College 61, Indian River State College 59: Queralt Coll Pradas scored 15 points to lead the host Seahawks (4-20, 1-11 Southern Conference) over the Pioneers (7-18, 4-8).

Women’s tennis

▪ Barry University 8, Florida Tech 1: The Buccaneers opened conference play with a win against host Florida Tech.

The Buccaneers (3-0, 1-0) swept doubles play for the third consecutive match. Sonja Larsen and Ana Pain beat Natasa Vukovic and Erin Egoroff 8-1 at No. 1. Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken defeated Chloe Chanley and Kayla Hergott 8-2 at No.2. Elisabeth Abanda and Jasi Witherspoon beat Merritt Rabson and Mariana Castaneiras 9-8 (7-5) at No.3.

Larsen was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Vukovic at No. 1 singles.

Men’s tennis

▪ Pepperdine 4, UM 3: The No. 71 Hurricanes lost a close match to the No. 48 Waves at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The Canes won two singles matches and a pair of doubles matches.

Baseball

▪ Nova Southeastern 10, Southern New Hampshire 1: Extending their best start in program history, the Sharks (8-0) dominated the No. 11 Penmen (0-2). The Sharks’ offense came alive with 15 hits, including three hits from Yandy Viera and home runs from Mario Urdaneta and Justin Garcia.

▪ Barry 9-10, Southern Connecticut State 3-1: For the second consecutive weekend, the Buccaneers (5-2) began a three-game series with a doubleheader sweep. A big reason for the two wins was first baseman Jonathan Quintana, who was 5 for 7 at the plate including a grand slam, one double and six RBI.

Softball

▪ Barry 9-9, Flagler 5-7: The Buccaneers (6-3) swept a doubleheader from the host Saints (4-7) at the South/Southeast Region Crossover Tournament. The Bucs broke out the bats for 18 runs and 22 hits in the twinbill, led by Dee Espinosa, who went 4 for 7 with three doubles and five RBI. Haley Wiseman (4-1) and Kristina Pazienza (1-0) picked up the wins.

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