Lady Bulldogs’ Wynn earns WBCA All-America honorable mention

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Barton College senior Kianna Wynn was one of 30 NCAA Division II players accorded All-America honorable mention by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Wynn, who was a first-team selection to the All-Southeast Region and All-Conference Carolinas teams, helped the Lady Bulldogs to a 24-6 record and the share of the conference regular-season title as well as a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament. She averaged 22.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor. 

The Knightdale native, who was a four-time all-conference pick and three-time all-region selection, finished her career as the Lady Bulldogs’ all-time leader with 1,078 rebounds and second all-time in scoring with 2,080 points. 

She was joined on the honorable mention list by Mount Olive’s Felecity Havens, the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. National Player of the Year Hailey Diestelkamp of Drury University led the 10-player All-America team.


BC routs Chowan 15-3 for 2nd straight win

The suddenly rampaging Barton women’s lacrosse team buried visiting Chowan under a deluge of goals in the first half on the way to a 15-3 romp Wednesday at Electrical Supply Company Field.

Barton, now 7-4 overall and 4-2 in Conference Carolinas matches, scored 12 straight goals, including 10 in the first half. Sophomore attackers Angelina Scarpa and Kayli Ashenfelter each netted five goals for Barton. Scarpa added two assists while Ashenfelter boosted her team lead to 45 goals, which is two away from the record for the second-year program.

Barton, which has outscored its last two foes 32-10, will visit Emmanuel in Franklin Springs, Georgia, on Saturday.


BC splits twinbill with Chowan

MURFREESBORO — Host Barton raced to a 10-0 lead through three innings on its way to a 14-4 defeat of host Chowan in the first game of Wednesday’s Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader. However, an early lead in the second game would not hold up for the Lady Bulldogs as the Hawks won 8-6.

In the first game, freshman outfielders Gracen Rogers and Sidney Gronowski each had two hits and three RBIs while Ashton Pegram got her first pitching win of the season.

The Lady Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead after three in the second game but Chowan tied the score and then went ahead 8-4 on Lindsey Stigler’s grand slam in the sixth.

Barton visits Southern Wesleyan for another doubleheader Friday in Central, South Carolina.