Kansas Jayhawk Community
Western Division basketball
At Great Bend
Kirkman Athletic Center
Barton Community College 92,
Dodge City 49
DODGE CITY (7-10, 0-3)
Shameena Johnson 7-11 3-3 17, Kayla Jensen 0-4 0-0 0, Kayla Payton 1-7 0-2 3, Amanda Casey 3-10 3-5 10, Sharice Papeleo 1-6 0-0 2, Raenisha White 3-10 1-2 7, Brooke Hall 2-10 6-8 10. Totals 17-58 13-20 49.
BARTON (8-8, 1-2)
Devan Boeger 0-4 0-0 0, Cerissa McMillan 4-9 7-8 15, Christina Caddy 9-14 3-6 25, Alisha Fanshier 5-10 4-6 15, Dionne Harris 2-11 0-0 4, Raven Adams 3-9 3-4 10, Netanya Jackson 10-13 2-3 23. Totals 33-70 19-27 92.
Halftime – Barton 50, Dodge City 14. Three-point goals – Barton 7-21 (Boeger 0-3, McMillan 0-4, Caddy 4-4, Fanshier 1-4, Adams 1-5, Jackson 1-1); Dodge City 2-11 (Jensen 0-3, Payton 1-5, Casey 1-3). Rebounds – Barton 51 (Jackson 9, Harris 9, Fanshier 8); Dodge City 36 (Casey 10). Assists – Barton 25 (Fanshier 6, McMillan 5, Adams 5); Dodge City 12 (White 4). Turnovers – Dodge City 28, Barton 21.
The Barton Community College women’s basketball team unleashed a flurry of points on Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division opponent Dodge City on Wednesday night at Kirkman Athletic Center to win, 92-49.
When the game began, it looked as though the game would be all Dodge City.
Shameena Johnson, who led Dodge City with 17 points, scored five to lead the Conquistadors to a 9-3 lead within the first four minutes, most points coming off of second chance shots generated by offensive rebounds.
That ended quickly.
The Cougars responded with a 47-5 run that lasted until halftime and saw Barton up 50-14.
“You know, we were short handed tonight, and I thought our kids played pretty well,” Barton’s head coach Keith Ferguson said. “We did a good job at going at the rim. We shot the ball well.”
The Cougars were missing Jara Shoemaker and Shea Shoemaker, who both had to sit out of Wednesday’s game.
“Shea (Shoemaker) out for the elbow she threw at Seward, and Jara (Shoemaker) had some class work that she has to finish up and then she should be back on Saturday,” Ferguson said.
The massive run began when Raven Adams, who finished the first half with seven points, and Netanya Jackson came off the bench for the Cougars.
Jackson, a 6-foot-4 freshman, scored a career-high 23 points, including 13 in the first half, and gave Barton the inside presence that they needed, getting seven blocks as well as nine rebounds.
“Netanya (Jackson) was very good defensively,” Ferguson said. “She did a nice job, you know, playing behind the post and making them shoot over the top. They couldn’t shoot over the top of her. She’s just a big presence at the post.
“She ended a lot of second chances, altered or blocked a lot of shots. I was really happy with how she played overall tonight.”
Christina Caddy also scored 13 points in the first half on her way to finishing the game with a career-high 25 to lead the Cougars. Caddy shot a perfect 4 of 4 from beyond the arc.
“Christina (Caddy) did another nice job at attacking the rim,” Ferguson said. “She turned it over in the first half too many times. She had four in the first half.
“She did a nice job in the second half. She had more patience and didn’t force anything.”
In the second half, Barton just continued to pour on the points, scoring 42 to just miss breaking 100 in the game.
Alisha Fanshier got Barton started in the second half, scoring seven of the Cougars first 13 out of the gate.
Fanshier, who finished the game with 15 points, found success driving the lane early in the second half.
In all, the Cougars scored 46 points in the pain and scored 24 fast-break points.
Cerissa McMillan pumped in another 15 points for Barton while leading the team with six steals.
The win puts the Cougars at 8-8 on the season with a conference record of 1-2. Dodge City dropped to 7-10, 0-3.