The Barton Community College women’s basketball team wrapped up their pre-Christmas schedule Saturday with a 70-52 victory over the Central Methodist junior varsity. Getting two wins at the Hutch Classic held in the Hutchinson Sports Arena, the Lady Cougars ride a three game win streak in improving to 10-2 while dropping the Lady Eagles to 3-8. Barton’s next action won’t come until December 30 as the Lady Cougars host Northwest Kansas Technical College in a 5:30 p.m. contest before beginning conference play January 3.
A 10-1 run to close out the first half gave the Lady Cougars the lead at the break 30-21. Central Methodist wouldn’t go away easily in the second half cutting the deficit to six early in the early moments then drew to within four at the midway point. Consecutive buckets by Brandi Williams took the lead out to eight, but the scrappy Lady Eagles hung around to keep things interesting until the final five moments.
Clinging to a 56-51 lead with 4:48 to play, a steal and layup by Phikala Anthony followed by a block by Ciera Lampe leading to another Anthony layup keyed a 14-0 run in the next four minutes to finish off the Lady Eagles.
Anthony led the Lady Cougars with twenty-two points, seven rebounds, and five steals as four Lady Cougars reached double figures. Williams also put together a solid game scoring thirteen and grabbing six rebounds while Lampe and Julia Dixon both followed their career high and second straight double-digit scoring output by adding ten each. Held scoreless for the first time this season, Katrina Roenfeldt led Barton with four assists while also recording three steals.
Saige Stefanski’s eighteen points led Central Methodist while Makaya Adrian added ten. Mary Rose Gonzalez grabbed a game high eight rebounds while Selin Belin led with three assists and three steals.