Mark Friscone netted a career-high 23 points and pulled a
game-high seven rebounds Saturday night to lead the host Barton
College Bulldogs to a 94-66 victory over the Lees-McRae College
Bobcats in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference play. The
Bulldogs, ranked 12th in the nation, improve to 5-1 (3-0 CVAC),
while the Bobcats' record now stands even at 3-3 (2-1 CVAC).
Barton bolted to a 48-23 lead at halftime lead and never looked
back, utilizing their full bench. The Bulldogs scorched the nets
for 57.6 percent accuracy and claimed a 30-28 edge in rebounding.
Lees-McRae shot 46.3 percent from the floor.
Friscone connected on 10-of-15 shots, including two 3-pointers,
in just 20 minutes of action. Bobby Buffaloe chipped in 22 points
for the host Bulldogs while Brian Leggett Anthony Atkinson notched
10 points apiece. Atkinson also dished off nine assists.
Aaron Dugger, (pictured top left), paced the Bobcats with 15
points while DJ Menifee and Henry Williams contributed 11 and 10 a
The Bobcats played their second consecutive game against a
nationally ranked opponent, after defeating 19th ranked Mount Olive
College. The schedule does not get any easier for the Bobcats as
the next two games will be against Division I competition. The
Bobcats travel to Division I Virginia Military Institute Wednesday
evening for a 7:00pm tip off to close out 2006 before opening 2007
with Division I High Point University.