WILSON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team fell to Barton College on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 92-74.
Lees-McRae came out of the gate slow, allowing the Bulldogs to jump out to an early lead. The Bobcats then proceeded to rally, pulling even with Barton. Quay Kimble played a large role, scoring the first eight points for Lees-McRae and 16 points in total to lead the team. After several minutes of even basketball, Barton was able to shoot their way to a small lead and at the half the score stood, 39-33.
The second half proved to be what separated the two sides. The Bulldogs continued to shoot very well, going 28-56, good enough for 50 percent on the night. The usual high scoring Bobcats found themselves in a cold spell during the last 20 minutes. This disparity allowed Barton to grow their advantage, building a lead Lees-McRae was not able to overcome.
The Bobcats will return to action next Wednesday when they face Southern Wesleyan at home. Tipoff from Banner Elk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.