Garden City, KS-When you hold an opponent's starters to only eight points in a game, you usually have a really good chance to win. Unfortunately for the Garden City Lady Bronbusters, they saw the Barton bench step up, as the Lady Cougars rallied from an eight-point deficit in the third quarter to knock off the Lady Busters for a second time this year 58-54 at the DPAC Sunday evening.
Sunday's game saw five lead changes and four ties. After Garden City trailed 13-3 early in the second quarter, they would eventually rally to tie the game at 25 with 1:15 remaining in the halftime. Their second biggest run came in the third quarter, when the Lady Busters used a 9-0 run to take a 43-35 lead with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter.
Garden City (7-12, 5-10) led 44-39 after three quarters, only to see one big Lady Cougar rally. Barton (11-8, 8-7) scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take a 48-44 lead with 6:41 left in the game. The Lady Busters were only able to get as close as two points late in the game, and missed a couple opportunities with a late turnover.
The Lady Cougars were 9-16 in the fourth quarter from the line, but closed the final 21 seconds with four straight free throws to complete the season sweep. Barton outscored Garden City 19-8 in the final period.
Next up: Garden City at Cowley-Wednesday, January 25-5:15 p.m pregame; 5:30 p.m. tip on 99.9 FM; westernkansasnews.com/kwkr and KWKR mobile app