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Behind her second double-double in three games for junior forward Kianna Wynn, the Barton women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to a season-longest four games with an 87-80 nonconference victory Tuesday at Shaw.
Wynn, who sat out Barton’s first nine games, had game highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs upped their record to 7-5 in their first game of 2018. Wynn was complemented by redshirt senior Alex Kimble with 22 points and junior guard Dinah Neal with 18 points. Wynn was 9 of 16 from the floor as Barton connected on 30 of its 69 field-goal attempts (43.5 percent). Wynn also drained 7 of her 9 free-throw attempts as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Lady Bulldogs went 22 of 32 from the line, compared to the 5-of-6 showing by the Lady Bears (3-10) of the Div. II CIAA.
Barton also dominated the backboards, securing 45 rebounds to Shaw’s 39. Shanika Peterkin, a 6-foot-2 freshman center, grabbed nine boards while senior point guard Tatyana Jackson snared eight to go with seven points. Kimble pulled down six rebounds.
Barton scored the first four points of the game and trailed just once, leading by as many as 15 points in the second quarter.
However, Shaw fought back to to take a 55-54 lead with 1:21 remaining in the third quarter on Aliyah Cooley’s jump shot. Barton then scored the final five points of the quarter, four by Neal, to reclaim control.
LaQuisha Taylor led four Bears in double figures with 22 points.
Barton returns to Conference Carolinas play Friday as it plays host to Lee-McRae in Wilson Gym, followed by another home game Saturday against King.