Bouncing back from a disappointing loss on Saturday, the Barton Community College women pulled away for a sixteen point halftime lead Wednesday night at the Barton Gym cruising to a 74-55 win over Dodge City Community College. Outrebounding the Lady Conquistadors by twenty-eight in the team’s earlier meeting in Dodge City, Barton again dominated the boards this time by twenty while also holding Dodge City to thirty-four percent from the field. The victory gets Barton back to .500 in conference play at 5-5 and 15-7 on the season while Dodge City drops its seventh straight in falling to 1-9 and 10-14 on the season. Barton will next play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Garden City Community College before a quick turnaround to face Butler Community College at the Barton Gym on Monday.
Setting a career high in the first meeting at Dodge City, Indiah Cauley surpassed her career high scoring nineteen points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and led Barton in steals with four. Joining Cauley in double figures were the nineteen points off the bench from Phikala Anthony and McKinna Kraus tying a career high with eleven points. Kraus and Ciera Lampe both set career highs in rebounding as the duo tied Anthony for team high honors grabbing eight boards each. Point guard Dominique Baker also set a new career high dishing out seven dimes as the Lady Cougars had fourteen assists on twenty-eight field goals.
Fourteen points off the bench for Antania Newton was the lone Lady Conquistadors to reach double-figures. Alejandra Esparza led Dodge City in rebounding with eight while Newton’s two assists was a team high. The Lady Conquistadors’ leading scorer and ranked fourth in the Jayhawk West, Azaria Nave was held to 3-of-10 from the field for only seven points well below her 16.2 average.