Hot-shooting Barton too much for King

Photo credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team host Barton College on Senior Day in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start, and didn't slow down, taking the contest 95-58.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Barton 95, King 58
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 14-13, 7-10 Conference Carolinas; Barton 20-7, 13-4 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Period

  • Early in the first half, Barton used a 16-0 run over five minutes to turn an 8-7 lead into a 24-7 advantage midway through the opening period.
  • Justin Frazier ended the Tornado drought with a jump shot in the paint.
  • That didn't slow the Bulldogs down, however, as they continued to extend their lead and held a 48-24 lead at the half.

Second Half

  • The teams traded baskets early in the second half until Barton went on a 9-2 spurt to take a 70-40 lead with 11 minutes remaining.
  • King couldn't slow the Bulldogs down as they extended their lead to 92-55, eventually taking the contest 95-58.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

FOR THE FOES

  • Barton shot 56.9 percent in the contest, including 50.0 percent from long range.
  • Isaiah Reddish led Barton with 19 points while Jake Kakar followed with 18 points.
  • Bobby Stenborg followed with 12 points and Matt Woods chipped in with 10 points.

UP NEXT

  • King closes the regular season on Tuesday at Southern Wesleyan University. Tipoff from Central, S.C. is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Barton travels to Limestone on Tuesday night.