Florida Tech Basketball Falls to Barry 92-72, Schaneville Leads Panthers With Career-High 17 Points
By Florida Tech // December 17, 2019
Panthers fall to 1-3 in SSC play
MIAMI SHORES, FLORIDA – Florida Tech could not overcome a disappointing shooting night against conference foe Barry on Monday and fell 92-72 at the Health & Sports Center.
The Panthers looked like a squad drained after just coming off a stressful exam week as they suffered their worst shooting performance of the season. Tech hit just 28-of-76 shots on the evening for 36.8%, which includes making 7-of-31 (22.6%) beyond the arc.
It was a rough shooting game for both teams to start the contest as Tech and Barry combined to go 4-of-20 from the field over the first five minutes of play. The Bucs led 6-4 at that point.
A 10-2 run by Barry increased its advantage to double-digits, 16-6, with 11:45 to go in the first half. The Panthers were able to claw their way back and trim the margin to 20-14 on a lay-in by Russell with 8:04 left on the clock.
However, the Bucs took over from there and ensued on a 21-9 run to grab a 41-23 lead with 43 seconds remaining in the half. Tech closed the period with consecutive layups by Russell and Antonis Pefanis and went into halftime with a 14-point deficit, 41-27.
The Panthers got off to a great start right out of the break as Pefanis and Russell each knocked down from long-range, and Mate Papai touched in a layup, to help cut their deficit to 46-37 with 18:11 to go.
Although, the Bucs did regroup and began to stretch their lead and put the game out of reach from Florida Tech. With just under 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Barry had a 68-47 edge over the Panthers.
BU’s advantage reached as high as 25 points, 84-59, with 3:52 left on the clock. However, great shooting by Schaneville at the end helped bring down Tech’s deficit to 20 before the final buzzer.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 5-5 overall and 1-3 in SSC play. Barry moves to 7-2 and 3-1 against conference opponents.
The Bucs won the rebounding battle 45-41 and finished with an edge in second-chance points, 20-19, points off turnovers, 20-13, bench points, 52-30 and fast break points, 18-4. Barry also controlled the paint, outscoring Tech 48-38.
Florida Tech will look to bounce back at during weekend’s Florida vs. Georgia Winter Classic hosted by the Panthers on Dec. 20-21 at the Clemente Center.
A full breakdown of the Winter Classic schedule can be found on the men’s basketball schedule page at FloridaTechSports.com. Barry will head up to Melbourne to join Tech in representing the Sunshine State in the event while Thomas University and Toccoa Falls College will suit up for the state of Georgia.
For the latest news, updates and information on the Florida Tech men’s basketball team, visit FloridaTechSports.com.
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