Snapping a seven-game losing streak in Concordia, the Barton Community College women’s basketball team dominated Cloud County Community College most of Wednesday’s contest in winning 73-56. The third straight victory gets the Lady Cougars to .500 on the conference season at 4-4 while improving to 14-6 overall and dropping Cloud County to 1-7 in the Jayhawk and 8-13 overall. Barton will conclude its two-game road stretch with on Saturday as the Lady Cougars travel to No. 6 ranked Seward County Community College for a 6:00 p.m. tip at the Greenhouse.
Leading throughout the first half, Barton saw its lead shrink to one but responded with an 8-2 run to close out the remaining four-plus minutes of the half to lead 32-25.
Another 8-2 run to begin the second half increased the Lady Cougars’ lead out to fourteen. Cloud closed to twelve on the next possession but Barton responded with a 14-3 run to push the lead out twenty-three. The Lady Cougars built the lead out to twenty-nine with six minutes to play before putting things in cruise control for the seventeen point victory.
Barton had a balance scoring attack with six players scoring nine or more points. Julia Dixon‘s career high fourteen points and Indiah Cauley‘s fourteen points led four players reaching the double figure mark. Dominique Baker and Katrina Roenfeldt each scored ten points while Phikala Anthony and Ciera Lampe each added nine. Baker and Anthony tied for team high rebound honors with six while Cauley dished out a team high four assists and Roenfeldt’s five thefts led a seventeen steal effort by the Lady Cougars.
Cloud County placed three players in double-digits led by the twelve point efforts by Luize Skrastina and Tai Nittler. Kimi Lindshield added ten points while Kristina Farber led Lady T-birds in rebounding with nine.