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Unlucky 13: Indy torches Cougars with 13 3s
Netanya Jackson of Barton goes up for a shot against Indepdence during first-half action of the NJCAA Region VI basketball tournament. Indy rode 13 3-pointers to an easy win, eliminating the Cougars in the process. - photo by Mack McClure Great Bend Tribune

WICHITA — The No. 23-ranked Independence Community College basketball team can hurt you inside and out.
Barton’s women found out first-hand how deadly the Lady Pirates could be from beyond the arc during a second-round NJCAA Region VI tournament game Friday afternoon at Koch Arena.
Independence buried 13 3-pointers, including nine during first-half getaway, as it ended the Cougars’ season with an 84-67 victory.
“They were 13-for-34 (38.2 percent) and we wanted them to take some 3s and we were hoping a few more would be challenged,” Barton head coach Keith Ferguson said of Indy. “They just shot the heck out of it and there’s not much you can do when they’re hitting 3s in your face.”
Indy set-shooter Katie Moyer knocked down 5 of 12 3-pointers and finished with 15 points, one of five Lady Pirates who finished with nine or more points.
Before Indy began raining 3s on the Cougars, Barton trailed 13-11 at the 14-minute mark in the first half and then surged ahead with a 12-8 run for a 23-19 lead with eight minutes left in the half.
Highlighting the run for Barton was a pair of free throws and a three-point play by Netanya Jackson, a jumper by Caddy from the wing and a slashing move by Alisha Fanshier to the hoop for a basket.
But Indy answered emphatically, going on a game-changing, half-ending 25-7 run over the final 7:50, taking control of the game for a 44-30 lead at halftime.
“It’s very tough,” Ferguson said. “You don’t want it to end for those kids and being a competitor, you don’t want the season to be over. I thought we really battled well for the first 13 minutes of the game and they kind of went on a run.
“It is hard. You got to look back, and we accomplished a lot of good things this season. I’m really proud of our players and how they handled themselves. The freshmen have a lot to look forward to next season.”
Barton finished at 40.4 percent from the floor on field goals (23 for 57), including 7-for-20 on 3s for 35 percent. Playing in their final games for the Cougars, sophomore Fanshier, finished with a team-most 16 points, hitting 2-of-5 3-pointers, and Jara Shoemaker made 3-of-5 treys and finished with 11 points.
Other category leaders for the Cougars included Jackson also scoring 11 points, coupled with a team-high six rebounds, and Caddy and Raven Adams scored nine points.

National Junior College
Athletics Association
Region VI Basketball
Second round
At Wichita
Koch Arena
No. 23 Independence
Community College 84,
Barton Community College 67
BARTON (21-11)

     Shea Shoemaker 1-2 0-0 3, Christina Caddy 4-9 1-5 9, Alisha Fanshier 4-9 6-6 16, Raven Adams 3-10 2-3 9, Dionne Harris 3-6 0-0 6, Devan Boeger 0-1 0-0 0, Cerissa McMillan 1-5 0-0 2, Jara Shoemaker 4-8 0-0 11, Netanya Jackson 3-7 5-7 11. Totals 23-57 14-21 67.

     Elaine Tastove 3-9 0-0 9, Liene Priede 3-8 5-8 13, Taylor Floyd 5-10 8-9 18, Abbey Frazier 1-4 0-2 2, DeShawna Carey 1-2 0-0 2, Kristin Steinle 0-0 0-0 0, Christina Graves 0-0 0-0, Sabine Filippovica 1-3 0-0 3, Jennifer Johnson 6-13 6-7 18, Kamri Anderson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 23-57 14-21 67.
     Halftime — Independence 44, Barton 30. Three-point goals — Indy 13-34 (Moyer 5-12, Tastove 3-8, Priede 2-4, Filippovica 1-3, Carey 1-2, Anderson 1-2, Johnson 0-3); Barton 7-20 (J. Shoemaker 3-5, Fanshier 2-5, Adams 1-3, S. Shoemaker 1-2, McMillan 0-2, Harris 0-1, Boeger 0-1, Caddy 0-1). Rebounds — Indy 49 (Floyd 15, Tastove 6, Priede 6, Frazier 6); Barton 35 (Jackson 6, Caddy 5, S. Shoemaker 4, J. Shoemaker 4, Harris 4, S. Shoemaker). Assists — Indy 22 (Tastove 4, Priede 4); Barton 11 (Harris 2, Boeger 2, McMillan 2).