Holding a seven point halftime edge, the Barton Community College women’s basketball team went frigid in the second half falling 60-46 to Butler Community College Wednesday night at the Barton Gym. In a tale of two halves, the Lady Cougars’ 41% first half shooting went north dropping to a season low 10.5% as Butler held Barton to under 30% from the field for the second game this season. The loss didn’t immediately hurt Barton in the conference standings but drops the Lady Cougars to 6-6 in the West and 16-8 overall while Butler solidified its third place standing at 8-3 and 18-6 on the season. Barton wraps up its current three-game five-day stretch with another tough conference matchup on Wednesday as the Cougars travel to No. 1 ranked Hutchinson Community College for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off time at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
Phikala Anthony came off the bench to record her sixth double-double of the season scoring thirteen points and grabbing ten rebounds. The sophomore was the lone Lady Cougar to reach double figures while moving into third place on the Barton single season free throw chart sinking a perfect 7-for-7 raising her season total to 131. Dominique Baker led in assists with five.
Katie Palmer’s sixteen led the Lady Grizzlies with Ashley Gibson scoring thirteen while tying for the team lead with Jurnee Reid in rebounds with eight.