It wasn’t the type of game to write home about but the Barton Community College women’s basketball team did enough positive things to capture an 84-75 win Friday over Allen County Community College at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The victory moves Barton to 9-2 on the season and drops Allen to 2-12. The Lady Cougars will wrap up play Saturday in the Hutch Classic at 1:30 p.m. against the junior varsity squad from Central Methodist University who are coming off a 94-39 drubbing to the host No. 2 ranked Blue Dragons.
Behind five points by Ciera Lampe, the Lady Cougars rattled off nine straight to grab an early 9-2 lead. Allen would outscore Barton 16-7 to regain the lead at 18-16 midway through the half but it would be the last time the Lady Red Devils would be on the positive side of the scoreboard. An offensive rebound put-back by McKinna Kraus would key an 11-0 run in the next three minutes giving Barton a 27-18 advantage as the Lady Cougars would eventually take a six-point lead to intermission.
Barton stretched their lead out to eighteen in a matter of four minutes as Barton went on a 12-0 run to build a 60-43 lead with 10:37 to play. The Lady Cougars maintained a double digit lead the rest of the way until a Haley Wilson three-pointer with seven seconds cut the final margin to nine.
For the seventh time this season, Phikala Anthony led the Lady Cougars in scoring as five players reached the double-digit mark. Saddled with first half foul trouble, Anthony scored thirteen second half points to finish with the team high seventeen. Lampe put up career high numbers as the sophomore from Dodge City knocked down 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in to finish with thirteen to go along with seven boards. Fellow Dodge City native Katrina Roenfeldt added twelve with 2-of-3 coming from long distance while also grabbing six rebounds. Coming off the bench Indiah Cauley scored six while Julia Dixon added a career high ten points. Brandi Williams just missed her first double-double grabbing nine rebounds with eight points. Point guard Dominique Baker dished out a team high five assists and three steals.
Daria Evans led two Allen players in double digits with twenty-six points including a 10-of-11 effort from the charity stripe. Haley Wilson added thirteen points and dished out a team high three assists while Josie Reilley grabbed a team high seven rebounds.