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Barton women have record-setting night against Sterling JV
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 It was a very special night for the Barton women’s basketball team Wednesday night. And very little of that special had to do with the fact the Cougars set three records with their offensive output.

What made the night most special was the return of sophomore guard Katrina Roenfeldt.

Roenfeldt, the team’s leading returning scorer, had missed the start of the season while recovering from a broken hand. Wednesday night she back on the floor for the first time this season.

Roenfeldt made her return known. The guard poured in a game-high 22 points as Barton cruised to a 131-30 win over the Sterling JV in a game that broke three records. 

The 131 points were the most ever scored in a game by the Barton women as was the 101 point margin of victory. In addition, Barton made 58 field goals to set a new school record. 

“It was a special night for us because we got Katrina back,” Barton coach Trevor Rolfs said. “She came back and was very good shooting the ball for us, especially in the first half.”

Two records had stood since 1999 when Barton scored 130 points and made 55 field goals in a win over Air Force Prep. The margin of victory record had been 89 points in a win over the Tabor JV in 2006 and a win over Seward County in 1983.

Barton came out and pressured the Warriors from the start. After Sterling scored for its only lead of the game at 2-0, Barton scored 21 straight points. The Cougars closed out the first quarter on an 18-0 run as Barton built a 43-6 lead after the first 10 minutes.

The margin continued to grow. It reached 40 points with eight minutes left in the half then 50 points in the final minute of the opening half. The Cougars took a 73-17 lead to half.

Barton slowed the paced in the second half but still managed to score 58 points.

Six different Cougars scored double figures in the win – four of those off the bench. 

Roenfeldt came off the bench in her return but she was joined by Tyanna Warren with 16 off the bench. In addition Dominique Baker added 14 off the bench and McKinna Kraus 10 as the Barton bench scored 77 points to just 2 bench points for Sterling.

“It was a game that allowed us to play a lot of people a lot of minutes,” Coach Rolfs said. “It let us work on different sets throughout the night on both ends of the floor, so in that aspect it was good.”

All 11 players scored at least six points in the win.

Barton has one more JV on the slate – Friday against the Bethany JV at 5:30 p.m. 

The Cougars will close out November and the non-conference slate Nov. 27-28 at the Best Western/Booster Club Thanksgiving Classic. Barton will play Iowa Western Friday and Otero (Colo.) Junior College Saturday. Both games will tip at approximately 5:30 p.m.