BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team fell Saturday afternoon to Barton College by a final score of, 95-76.
The first quarter favored the Bobcats as they started the contest playing excellent team basketball. Lees-McRae limited their turnovers and made the extra pass to keep the game close. They went on to close out the quarter on a Malikah Meyers two point jumper that gave the Bobcats a four point advantage.
Barton, however, came out firing on all cylinders in the second quarter. The Bulldogs outscored the Bobcats, 25-9 in the period which allowed Barton to take a sizable advantage into the half. Their hot second quarter was due both to increased turnovers by the Bobcats and hot shooting from the Bulldogs. At halftime, the score stood, 49-37.
Shooting from the perimeter would eventually doom the Bobcats as Barton continued their hot streak from behind the arc in the third and fourth quarter. The Bobcats cut the Barton lead to 12 early in the fourth, but that was as close as it got as Lees-McRae fell to Barton, 95-76.
The Bobcats will return to action next Saturday when they face Mount Olive on the road. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.