State Colleges

Barry men’s basketball wins tournament opener

Barry’s 20th-ranked men’s basketball team beat Sioux Falls 77-50 on Friday in its opening game of the Cesar Odio Thanksgiving Classic.

The Buccaneers (4-0) outscored the Cougars (1-3) in the paint 24-14, and they used a 48.4-percent shooting effort to run away in the second half.

Barry’s Deric Hill had 17 points, eight assists and four steals. Yunio Barrueta had 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Hill made 12 of 13 from the free-throw line.

Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Ferrales and Tray Leonard each scored eight points for the Buccaneers, who were just 7 of 24 from the field in the first half.

The Bucs will play Puerto Rio-Piedras at 7 p.m. Saturday. Rio Piedras lost to Young Harris, 77-66, in the first game Friday.

women’s basketball

▪ Union (Tennessee) 70, Barry 61: Barry, playing short-handed, fell to Union at the Nova Southeastern Thanksgiving Classic.

The Bucs (3-2) were without three starters, as Kaylia Richardson, Kimbreli Flournoy and Amra Elezovic all missed the game.

The Bulldogs (3-0) jumped out to a big lead, going up 13-5 in the first five minutes behind 10 points from DeAnna Thompson.

The Bucs opened the second half with a 9-4 run that put them up 42-35 with 14:52 remaining on a Jackie Perez three-pointer. But they went cold from the field, hitting just 9 of 25 the rest of the game, and the Bulldogs went on a 20-6 run over the next seven minutes to flip the score and go up 55-48.

▪ Nova Southeastern 87, Stillman 61: Nova Southeastern won its first-ever game as the top-ranked team in Division II, defeating Stillman in the NSU Thanksgiving Classic opener.

A 10-0 run late in the first half keyed by two three-pointers by Molly Blomer pushed the NSU (5-0) advantage from 32-23 at the 5:23 mark to 42-23 at the 1:43 mark.

Overall, the Sharks outscored Stillman (0-5) 15-5 to end the half, and the closest the visitors got for the remainder of the game was 14.

Blomer set a career high with five three-pointers and matched her best of 16 points to lead the Sharks.


▪ Florida State 3, UM 0: The University of Miami dropped its regular-season finale at No.8 FSU.

The Hurricanes (21-8, 14-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Seminoles (28-2, 16-2) battled back and forth in a tight opening set. Miami and FSU traded points for much of the set before FSU pulled away late to take the set 25-21.

The teams were tied at 22 before FSU won the final three points to take a 2-0 lead into the intermission.

The Seminoles closed out the three-set victory with a 25-18 win in the final set. Savanah Leaf and Taylor Scott led UM with four kills each in the third set, while Kelsie Groot added three kills.