Barton women’s basketball recovers with 64-47 win over Erskine

Senior forward Kianna Wynn scored a personal-best 38 points in a 64-47 victory over Erskine Saturday at Wilson Gymnasium.  Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus
Senior forward Kianna Wynn scored a personal-best 38 points in a 64-47 victory over Erskine Saturday at Wilson Gymnasium. Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus

WILSON, N.C. – The Barton women's basketball team (9-2, 2-2) rode a career-high performance in snapping a two-game losing streak in a 64-47 win over Erskine (2-8, 0-3) Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas game at Wilson Gymnasium.

Barton senior forward Kianna Wynn (Knightdale, N.C.) tallied a person-best 38 points on 15-of-24 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs took control after trailing by a 25-23 score at halftime.  Wynn now averages 24.1 points per game and scored 26 points after intermission when Barton took charge.

Barton freshman guard Akira Wiggins (Knightdale, N.C.) also scored in double figures (11 points) while sophomore center Shanika Peterkin (Virginia Beach, Va.) showed her presence on the defensive end – totaling six points, 19 rebounds and eight blocked shots – as the Bulldogs limited the Flying Fleet to just 25 percent shooting (eight-for-31) and forced 19 turnovers in the win.  Peterkin leads the league with 50 blocks.

Erskine – losers of six straight games – was led by Kelsey Felks (Newberry, S.C.) with 14 points but was the lone player to score in double figures for the visitors.  Alexis Sales (Greenville, S.C.) scored three points but pulled down a team-high 13 boards for the Flying Fleet. 

Barton remains at home to take on Converse in a Conference Carolinas game on Monday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Erskine, meanwhile, next plays at Belmont Abbey on Thursday, January 3, at 5:30 p.m.