Strong shooting boosts Lady Bulldogs

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Barton College women’s basketball team completed the 2017 portion of its schedule with one of its best shooting performances in a 66-48 road victory against Fayetteville State University on Saturday night.

The Lady Bulldogs of head coach Wendee Saintsing go into next year with a 6-5 record, while Fayetteville State dropped to 4-6.

Barton shot for over 50-percent accuracy in the second and fourth quarters and finished 25 of 46 from the floor for 54.3-percent accuracy. The Lady Bulldogs went 9 of 16 (56.3 percent) in the second quarter and 7 of 10 (70 percent) in the final 10-minute period.

Fayetteville State connected on just 18 of 56 attempts from the flor for 32-percent accuracy and lost the rebounding battle 38-24. Barton withstood 25 turnovers, while Fayetteville State was charged with 22 miscues.

The Lady Bulldogs posted a 17-11 lead after the opening quarter but took command by outscoring the Broncos 21-7 in the second quarter. Fayetteville State outpointed Barton 30-28 in the second half.

Junior 6-footer Kianna Wynn, in her second game since returning from an injury, triggered Barton with 21 points and eight rebounds. Senior Alex Kimble netted 14 points and Karimah Dean, a 5-foot-10 senior, bucketed 13. Shanika Peterkin, a 6-2 freshman, grabbed nine rebounds and Dean eight. Kimble distributed five assists.

Pacing Fayetteville State were Breona Jones with 12 points and Shantel Bennett with 11.

Victorious in its last three games, Barton next sees action in Raleigh at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Shaw University.