Second half surge leads Winston-Salem State over Lady Bulldogs

by Cory Guinn

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Despite being tied at halftime, the Barton College women's basketball team fell to Winston-Salem State University 71-53 on Thursday night at the C.E. Gaines Center.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-6) and Rams (4-4) were tied at 31-31 after the first two quarters of play. However, Winston-Salem State outscored Barton 40-22 over the final two period, including 21-6 in the fourth, leading to the victory.

Winston-Salem State held a 36-27 advantage in total rebounds and forced Barton into committing a season-high 28 total turnovers as BC shot just 38.3 percent from the floor.

Sophomore Tatyana Jackson was the only Lady Bulldog in double figures as she finished with 10 points and a team-high four assists. Juniors Caila Carter and JerBria Smith each totaled seven points, while sophomores Karimah Dean and Chanel Shannon finished with six points apiece.

Barton will return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 5 when the team travels to Due West, S.C. for a 5:30 p.m. matchup with Conference Carolinas member Erskine College.