by Cory Guinn
WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College women's basketball team earned its second Conference Carolinas win of the season with an 80-58 defeat of Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon in Wilson Gymnasium.
The Warriors (3-4, 1-2) scored the game's first point on a free throw from Tomi Sanchez but Barton (4-3, 2-1) quickly took the lead on a layup by freshman Kianna Wynn. The Lady Bulldogs never trailed after that, securing a 40-23 advantage at halftime.
Southern Wesleyan outscored Barton 16-15 in the third quarter, however the BC lead grew to as large a margin as 24 points on a three-pointer from redshirt-sophomore Alex Kimble early in the fourth and final quarter. Barton closed the game on a 9-3 run to claim the 22-point victory.
Barton shot 47.8 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent from three-point range while holding the Warriors to a 31.7 percent shooting mark from the field and holding a 49-36 edge in total rebounds.
Wynn led all scorers with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor and a 3-for-4 performance from the free throw line to go along with nine rebounds.
Junior Caila Carter totaled 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season, while Kimble finished with 11 points and seven rebounds of her own. Sophomore Tatyana Jackson also scored 11 points and dished out five assists as freshman Ciera Williams recorded eight points and five assists in 22 minutes of action.
Barton returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 9 when non-conference opponent Elizabeth City State University visits Wilson Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.