Women’s basketball drops conference game to Barton

Women’s basketball drops conference game to Barton

The women's basketball team hosted Barton Community College Wednesday night. The Lady Beavers played a very competitive first half, going into the break trailing by three, but the Cougars would take control of the game with a 24-7 third quarter to drop Pratt to 16-7 on the season.

Pratt fought their way through a night of poor shooting to end the first quarter trailing just 14-12. The Lady Beavers shot just over 29 percent from the field in the first half, compared to the Barton's 52 percent. The Cougars would extend their lead to three with a 16-15 second quarter.

Barton put together several big runs in the third, pushing their lead to 20.

Trailing 54-34 going into the fourth, Pratt mounted their best offensive stand of the night. A 22 point quarter helped tip their second half field goal percentage over 30.

The Cougars put up 25 points in the fourth to take the game 79-56.

Courtney Cleveland put in valuable minutes for Pratt, scoring 14 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Jazmin George and Tianna Tullis both finished the game with nine points.

The Lady Beavers will continue conference play with Saturday, traveling to Seward County Community College. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.