Tornado fall at Barton

Photo Credit: Dakota Bowman
Photo Credit: Dakota Bowman

WILSON, N.C. – The first quarter for the King University women's basketball team at Barton College went back-and-forth, but the Bulldog defense dug in over the middle portion of the contest. The Bulldogs used a 14-0 in the second quarter and 16-0 run in the third quarter to gain control as the took the 78-41 win.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Barton 78, King 41
LOCATION: Wilson Gymnasium; Wilson, N.C
RECORDS: King 4-5, 2-2 Conference Carolinas; Barton 6-3, 3-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Period

  • The teams traded blows in the early going as Kiki Samsel gave King a 7-6 lead four minutes into the contest.
  • However, the Bulldogs came with eight straight points before a Trinity Lee triple pulled King within 14-10.
  • The King deficit grew to 21-10 before Arielle Hollow scored in the final 10 seconds to cut the Barton lead to 21-12 after the first quarter.

Second Period

  • Holloway continued in the second quarter, score the first two buckets to cut the King deficit to 21-16 in the opening minute.
  • The Bulldogs closed out the final vie minutes of the quarter on a run, outscoring King 14-2, including 14 straight points to open up a 42-23 lead at the break.
  • The Barton defense held King without a field goal for the final 6:30 of the second quarter as King scored five points from the free throw line.

Third Period

  • The Bulldog run continued in the third quarter as they scored the first 16 points of the half, opening up a 58-23 lead five minutes into the period.
  • Holloway got the Tornado back on the board with a pair of free throws at the 4:52 mark before Symantha Fugate scored the first field goal for the Tornado with 4:21 remaining in the quarter.
  • At that point, the Tornado trailed 58-27 as the defenses dug in.
  • Barton held a 60-30 going to the fourth quarter.

Fourth Period

  • Barton didn't slow down in the fourth quarter, taking the contest 78-41.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Holloway led King with 14 points, going 6-for-6 from the free throw line.
  • Julie Ford grabbed six rebounds and added four points.

FOR THE FOES

  • Akira Wiggins led Barton with 17 points to go along with four rebounds and seven assists.
  • Shanika Peterson accounted for 15 points and 12 rebounds while Summer Baer chipped in with 13 points.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home to face Emmanuel College at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Barton hosts Chowan University on Tuesday night.
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