Crisosto nets a career-best 21 points as Lions fall to #4 Barry

Crisosto nets a career-best 21 points as Lions fall to #4 Barry

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Devin Crisosto netted a career-best 21 points against No. 4 Barry University as the Lions dropped a 78-58 decision to the Buccaneers, in a Sunshine State Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at the Marion Bowman Activities Center.

Crisosto's 21 points came largely off an 8-of-15 effort from the field – also giving the guard a new career-high in field goals made.

Senior Cale Girten added 15 points for the Lions, fueled by a 3-of-3 mark from three-point range. Sophomore Marcus Dewberry came off the bench to score 11 for the Lions, his seventh double-digit game of the season.

Fourth-ranked Barry had four players finish in double-figures. Anders Haas led the Buccaneers with 18 points, including a 6-of-6 performance at the free-throw line, and dished out five assists. Yunio Barrueta charted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Deric Hill logged 10 points with four assists.

Jevoni Robinson came off the bench to chip in with 10 points.

Defensively, the Lions held a Buccaneer squad that was the second-most potent offense in the SSC averaging nearly 88 points per game to 10 points below its season average.

Saint Leo and Barry played a see-saw game throughout the first half, with four ties and three lead changes over 20 minutes. The two teams were tied as late as the 4:35 mark of the first half after a Crisosto layup, making the score 25-25.

The Buccaneers outscored the Lions, 9-4, over the remainder of the half, and took a 34-29 lead into the break.

Barry added to its lead early in the second half, and had a 51-35 advantage following a Robinson layup with 13:59 to play. A 7-0 Saint Leo run cut the margin to 53-47 with 10:03 on the clock, however a Barrueta trey helped the Buccaneers regain a 13-point advantage, 61-48.

Saint Leo again cut the Barry lead to single digits, 58-66, with 4:37 showing on the game clock, after a pair of Girten foul shots and a Dewberry layup. The Buccaneers held the Lions in check the rest of the way, and Barry scored 12 unanswered points to finish the game.

The Lions shot 39.6 percent (19-of-48) from the field including six three-pointers. Barry fired at a 54.7 percent clip, recording 10 treys on the day.

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