Lady Cougar basketball bounces back to earn first victory of the season

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Bouncing back from a season opening loss, the Barton Community College women’s basketball team led throughout Saturday’s contest to win 68-58 over North Central Missouri College in the Best Western Pizza Hut Classic.  Despite getting into early foul trouble, Barton built a fifteen point lead then held off the Lady Pirates late second half rally to capture the win.  Barton evens its season mark to 1-1 while North Central begins the season 0-2.   Barton’s next competition will come next weekend as the Lady Cougars travel to Dodge City for the Conq Classic.  Barton will play the junior varsity of Tabor College on Friday then take on Fort Scott Community College on Saturday.  Both games scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off at the Dodge City Civic Center.

Phikala Anthony led the Lady Cougars in scoring for the second consecutive game scoring fifteen while also grabbing a team high seven rebounds.  Katrina Roenfeldt, who tied Anthony for team high honors on Friday, scored thirteen including 3-of-6 from behind the arc while Keneisha Winfrey scored eleven.

For the second consecutive game, Imani White had a big game for North Central leading the Lady Pirates with eighteen points, eight rebounds, and five steals while Narel Santos contributed eleven.

In Saturday’s first women’s game of the Classic, No. 11 ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Enid held off Dodge City Community College’s upset bid getting 1-of-2 free throws from Kanesha Woods with five seconds remaining to escape with a 64-63 win.

Scoring twenty-four on Friday, Breck Clark added nineteen to her weekend total being joined by Hannah Holasek’s eleven as the only NOC players to reach double digit scoring.  The pair also led the team with eight rebounds each while Alexis Hill led in steals with three.

Azaria Nave followed her sixteen point Friday effort with seventeen points including 5-of-6 from behind the arc shooting.  Nave also led the Lady Conquistadors with four assists and two steals while Keiwanna Patterson contributed fifteen as only two players reached double digit scoring.

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