Women’s Basketball Makes It Two Straight with 63-61 Triumph over Barry

Women’s Basketball Makes It Two Straight with 63-61 Triumph over Barry

Miami Shores, Fla. – Lynn University's women's basketball team may be finding its late-season stride as it earned its second consecutive victory in Sunshine State Conference (SSC) play, downing Barry on the road 63-61. Dani Lozzi and Christina Potts led the Fighting Knights on offense with 14 points each. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Lynn 63, Barry 61

Records: Lynn (15-10, 9-10 SSC), Barry (9-18, 6-13 SSC)

Location: Health & Sports Center | Miami Shores, Fla. 

All-Time Series: Barry leads 32-22

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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lozzi regained her early season form, posting 14 points and ten boards while adding two assists and two steals, a true stat-stuffing effort from the sophomore from Horsham, England. 
  • Potts continues to improve as the season progresses, tallying 14 points and adding five rebounds, her seventh in the last eight games with 10+ points. 
  • Janay Williams joined Lozzi with a double-double, scoring 11 points and ripping down 11 rebounds, her third of the season.
  • The Fighting Knights controlled the glass, outrebounding Barry 45-33. 
  • The Buccaneers knocked down 10 triples, but made just 15 two-point baskets.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The double-double was the second of the season for Lozzi. 
  • Lynn avenges a home OT loss to the Buccaneers on Jan. 23, splitting the season series with Barry. 
  • The Fighting Knights' 15 wins are their most since 2012-13.
  • This marks Lynn's third-straight road win and second in-a-row after losing three-straight. 
  • Nine wins in conference play are the most for Lynn since 2012-13 when it advanced to the NCAA Tournament. 

 POSTSEASON SCENARIO:

  • The Blue and White will either be the six or seven seed in the upcoming SSC Tournament, pending Saturday's result. They currently hold a one-game lead on seventh-place Rollins, who matches up with first-place Florida Southern on the road on March 2 while Lynn will take on second-place Tampa at home. 

UP NEXT: 

The Fighting Knights will honor Mahogany Hall, their lone senior in their final regular season game on Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. inside the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center.