The women's basketball team hosted Barton Community College Wednesday night. The Lady Beavers played a very competitive first half, going into the break trailing by three, but the Cougars would take control of the game with a 24-7 third quarter to drop Pratt to 16-7 on the season.
Pratt fought their way through a night of poor shooting to end the first quarter trailing just 14-12. The Lady Beavers shot just over 29 percent from the field in the first half, compared to the Barton's 52 percent. The Cougars would extend their lead to three with a 16-15 second quarter.
Barton put together several big runs in the third, pushing their lead to 20.
Trailing 54-34 going into the fourth, Pratt mounted their best offensive stand of the night. A 22 point quarter helped tip their second half field goal percentage over 30.
The Cougars put up 25 points in the fourth to take the game 79-56.
The Lady Beavers will continue conference play with Saturday, traveling to Seward County Community College. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.