If the Barton Community College women’s basketball team had a chance to upset No. 6 Seward County Community College Saturday night at the Greenhouse, the Lady Cougars had to make the most of its possessions. Giving the ball to the Lady Saints for the fourth most times in school history, Barton turned the ball over thirty-nine times resulting in a thirty-point 78-48 loss in Liberal. The loss snapped a three-game win streak dropping Barton to 4-5 in Jayhawk Conference play and 14-7 while Seward County bounces back from a narrow loss to the nation’s top ranked team improving to 7-1 in conference and 19-2 overall. Playing the last two games on the road, the Lady Cougars will return to the Barton Gym for its next action, hosting Dodge City Community College in a 5:30 p.m. tip.
For the second straight game Barton had a balance scoring attack but only Phikala Anthony‘s thirteen points reached double-figures. Making only 3-of-10 from the field, Anthony continued her strong free throw shooting swishing through 7-of-9 to move into fourth place on the career made free throws in school history at 184. Posting a career high fourteen points three days prior in Concordia, Julia Dixon just missed getting her first double-double scoring nine points and hauling down a team high nine rebounds, three off the offensive glass. Dominique Baker dished out three of the Lady Cougar’s nine assists while Anthony led in thefts with three. Indiah Cauley joined Dixon scoring nine points while Katrina Roenfeldt finished with eight.
Seward placed four players in double-figures led by the career high performances of Rebekah Hatchard and Daniela Galindo as the duo combined for ten treys in the game. Hatchard dumped in a team high twenty-two of 5-of-7 beyond the arc while Hatchard was 5-of-9 finishing with twenty-one while dishing out a team high five dimes. Brooklyn Artis and Kyndal Davis each contributed thirteen with Artis leading the Lady Saints on the boards with seven and steals with four.