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Dodge City edges Barton women 59-57
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DODGE CITY — The No. 14 ranked Dodge City women escaped Barton Community College's upset bid 59-57 in Wednesday's Jayhawk Conference basketball game. Tatum Boettjer missed a game-winning 3-pointer and the Cougars committed turnovers on three of their final four tries. The Cougars converted baskets on two of their final 20 offensive possessions.

Vera Ojenuwa contributed 16 rebounds and 13 points for her 14th double/double for a plus 21 on the boards. Vivian Onugha scored 14 points with eight boards. Grace John had 10 points, five assists and three steals.

Dodge City's Parris Atkins scored 12 points and Kyriana Jones added 11. Dodge City converted 9 of 27 3-pointers.

Barton (20-8, 15-7 Jayhawk) plays No. 1 ranked Hutchinson (28-0, 22-0) for Saturday's "Pink-Out Night." The Conquistadors improve to 20-8, 19-4 Jayhawk.

Dodge City built a 39-27 lead before Barton closed within 40-32 at halftime. Dodge City led 53-47 after three quarters.

John's second 3-pointer keyed a 6-1 run pulling Barton back within 54-53. Dodge City scored six free throws in the fourth quarter and the Cougars struggled to convert baskets in the final nine minutes.

Barton leads the series 29-17 at Dodge City, 74-21 overall.

Barton 16 16 15 10 — 57

Dodge City 22 18 13 6 — 59

BARTON (20-8, 15-7)—Onugha 6-11 2-4 14, Ojenuwa 5-11 3-4 13, Grace John 4-10 0-0 10, Boettjer 3-9 0-0 9, Bertoni 2-10 1-2 5, Vogl 3-7 0-1 6, Darby Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 23-58 6-11 57.

DODGE CITY (25-4, 19-4)—Atkins 5-10 0-2 12, Jones 4-13 0-0 11, Camewron 2-4 3-4 9, Preston 3-11 0-0 6, Santacaterina 2-12 3-5 7, Morgan 2-2 0-0 6, Jordan 1-9 4-6 6, Briskey 1-2 0-2 2, Totals 20-63 10-19 59.

3-pointers—BC 5-17 (Boettjer 3-8, John 2-5, Vogl 0-1, Bertoni 0-3); DC 9-27 (Jones 3-8, Atkins 2-2, Morgan 2-2, Cameron 2-4, Preston 0-2, Jordan 0-4, Santacaterina 0-5). Rebounds—BC 47 (Ojenuwa 16); DC 26 (Preston 7). Assists—BC 10 (John 5); DC 9 (Santacaterina 3). Steals—BC 10 (Vogl 3, Ojenuwa 3, John 3); DC 13 (Santacaterina 3). TO—BC 23; DC 11.

JAYHAWK WOMEN

Hutchinson 22-0 28-0

Dodge City 19-4 25-4

Barton 15-7 20-8

Butler 15-7 21-7

Coffeyville 12-10 17-11

Independence 10-12 16-12

Garden City 10-12 15-12

Seward 10-12 14-14

Cowley 10-13 16-13

Cloud 9-13 13-14

Pratt 7-15 12-15

Colby 4-18 8-19

NW Tech 1-21 2-24

2-28—Dodge City 59, Barton 57; Cowley 75, Cloud 48; Hutchinson 65, Coffeyville 53; Butler 67, Pratt 52; Colby 73, Seward 67; Independence 93, NW Tech 51

3-1—Hutchinson at Barton; Butler at Cloud; Colby at Coffeyville; NW Tech at Pratt; Dodge City at Garden City;  Seward at Independence