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Cloud women hold off Barton, 66-56
spt mm Christina Caddy
Christina Caddy, who led Barton Community College with 17 points, puts up a floater along the baseline during the Cougars Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division opener at Cloud County in Concordia on Wednesday night. - photo by Mack McClure Great Bend Tribune

Kansas Jayhawk Community
College Conference
Western Division Basketball
At Concordia
Arley A. Bryant Gymnasium
Cloud County Community College 66,
Barton 56
BARTON (7-7, 0-1)

     Shea Shoemaker 0-4 3-5 3, Christina Caddy 6-17 4-7 17, Alisha Fanshier 1-9 3-4 5, Raven Adams 2-8 0-0 2, Dionne Harris 2-4 3-4 7, Devan Boeger 0-2 0-0 0, Cerissa McMillan 1-3 2-2 4, Jara Shoemaker 1-3 2-2 4, Jade Glunz 0-0 0-0 0, Netanya Jackson 6-12 4-7 16. Totals 18-59 19-29 56.
CLOUD COUNTY (10-3, 1-0)

     Daja DeHayward 7-13 0-0 16, Klara Wischer 3-5 0-0 6, Fernanda Mansilla 3-7 5-7 14, Brittany Griswold 2-8 0-1 4, Satavia Taylor 2-6 1-2 7, Ikay Mwanangele 0-0 0-0 0, Kylie Moore 1-5 2-2 4, Ivory Russell 3-5 4-8 10, Maggie Scheutz 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 14-24 66.
     Halftime — Cloud 28, Barton 25. Three-point goals — Cloud  8-21 (Mansilla 3-7, Taylor 2-5, DeHayward 2-3, Parker 1-5, Schuetz 0-1); Barton 1-18 (Caddy 1-4, Fanshier 0-5, Adams 0-4, S. Shoemaker 0-2, Boeger 0-2, McMillan 0-1). Rebounds — Cloud 46 (DeHayward 8, Russell 8); Barton 39 (Jackson 8, Caddy 7). Assists — Cloud 16 (DeHayward 7); Barton 9 (Fanshier 3, Adams 3). Turnovers —  Cloud 28, Barton 24.

CONCORDIA — Cloud County Community College withstood every challenge Barton’s women made at them Wednesday night at Arley A. Bryant Gymnasium.
And, even though the Lady Cougars weren’t hitting on all cylinders in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division opener for both teams, they still had a chance late.
After Cloud’s Macy Parker hit a 3-pointer with 8:30 remaining, giving the Thunderbirds a 49-38 edge, Barton, which got a 3-pointer from Christina Caddy, carved its deficit to 49-43.
But a 7-2 Cloud surge, capped by a Daja DeHayward 3-pointer at the 4:43 mark, extended the margin to 56-45 and effectively put the T-Bird’s out of arm’s reach.
“You can’t get down on the road against a conference opponent that good,” Barton head coach Keith Ferguson said. “You’ve got to take care of the ball and make better decisions.
“We just didn’t play well tonight.”
Freshman guard Christina Caddy led Barton (7-7, 0-1) with 17 points and 6-4 freshman post player Netanya Jackson had 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
“She can’t have seven turnovers, handling the ball as little as she does,” Ferguson said of Caddy, alluding to the Lady Cougars’ 23 miscues. “She did a good job of being aggressive, getting 17 points out of the deal and seven rebounds.”
Cloud was no better taking care of the basketball, committing 28 turnovers.
Yet a big difference was the fact that Cloud was 8-for-21 on 3s, while BCC was only 1-for-18 from long distance.
“I think there was a few times that we rushed shots and didn’t get our feet set,” Ferguson said, “but it’s a learning experience for our kids.”
In first-half action, Barton overcame a sluggish start as it trailed 9-0 during the opening 3 ½ minutes before closing the deficit to 28-25 at halftime on Dionne Harris’ buzzer-beating putback.
Cloud led 22-13 after Fernanda Mansilla’s 3-pointer with 6:43 left in the half, but BCC started making its move, getting a free throw from Harris, a Caddy basket, and a Raven Adams driving layup to close the gap to 24-21.
The T-Birds got two straight baskets, the second coming on Ivory Russell’s bucket, but Caddy hit a driving layup and then on the Cougars’ next possession, with the game clock melting, Harris grabbed Devan Boeger’s missed 3-pointer and put it in to make it a three-point game at the break.
Caddy flourished driving to the basket in the first half, scoring 11 points on 4-for-8 field-goal shooting.
Barton travels to Liberal on Saturday night for another Jayhawk West game, this time against Seward County. Tipoff is set for 6.