WILSON, NC – Freshman guard Jannetta Robinson swished 20 points Wednesday night as the Barton College women’s basketball team cruised to its fourth straight victory, 74-60, over Coker College in Wilson Gymnasium.
Senior forward Sara Fleming (15 points) and sophomore Jamila Johnson (10) also scored in double digits for the Lady Bulldogs, who rose to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Conference Carolinas action. Johnson also had game-highs of six assists and four steals while junior Sharnita Alston corralled nine rebounds.
Coker fell to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in league action. Jessica Hayes powered the Cobras’ attack with 16 points and Henna Kaponen added 14 points.
Barton bolted to an 18-7 lead and held a 29-22 edge at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs pushed the lead to 11 points at 41-30 with 15 minutes left, but Coker kept battling and held the lead four times between the 10-minute and seven-minute marks. The score was tied at 56-56 with 7:07 to play, then Barton went on a 14-2 run to put the game away. The speedy Robinson scored 10 points in that run.
The Lady Bulldogs entertain Erskine on Saturday night at 5:30 while Coker entertains Francis Marion University at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12th.