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Cougars will take back-to-back wins into post season
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team won back-to-back games in West play for the 1st time this season Saturday night with a 100-96 overtime win at Lesh Arena in Pratt. The Cougars led most of the game but had to fend off the Beavers numerous times in order to win for the 2nd straight outing. Barton will take that 2-game streak into post season, traveling to Coffeyville Tuesday night to take on the top seed from the East in the Red Ravens. Barton (16-14) beat Coffeyville (19-11) earlier this season at the Barton Gym. Pratt (18-12) will travel to East No 2 seed Cowley (20-10).
Barton back on winning track; Morrow ties mark with 9 treys
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team again put the skids on a 3-game losing stretch this time with a resounding 99-64 win over Colby Wednesday night at the Barton Gym. In the process sophomore Dennan Morrow connected on 9 3-pointers to tie the school record. The win improved Barton to 5-10 in the Jayhawk West and 15-14 overall. Barton will be the No. 8 seed from the West in the upcoming Region VI playoffs. The destination for the Cougars will be Cowley, Allen County, or Coffeyville. That foe will be determined after Saturday’s games. Barton will wrap up its season at Pratt Saturday night with an 8 pm tip.
Cougars beaten by West leading Butler
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team lost to the Jayhawk West leader Saturday night at the Barton Gym, dropping the home contest to Butler 69-60. The Cougars fell behind the Grizzlies early in the contest and played catch up most of the night. The loss dropped Barton to 4-9 in the West and 14-13 overall. Butler remains alone atop the West with a 10-2 record – a full game better than anyone else. The Grizzlies are now 22-4 overall. Barton will travel to Hutchinson Wednesday to take on the 2nd place Blue Dragons.
Garden runs over Barton in West action
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team was never in the contest Wednesday night at the Perryman Athletic Complex in Garden City. From the onset Garden City put the gas pedal down while Barton couldn’t get its foot off the brakes in an 83-55 win over the Cougars. The loss drops Barton to 14-12 overall and 4-8 in the West and into 8th place. Garden is 1/2 game ahead of Barton with a 4-7 record in the West. The Broncbusters are 13-12 overall.
Cougars snap skid; Burton goes for 29, Beatty for 22
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team put the brakes on a 3-game losing streak Saturday night with an 83-71 win over Dodge City at the Barton Gym. The Cougars took the lead early in the contest and never trailed on the way to the win. Karon Burton scored 29 and Colin Beatty 22 to pace the Cougars in the highest scoring output in Jayhawk West play. Barton improved to 4-7 in the West and 14-11 overall. Dodge is now 4-7 also with an overall mark of 16-9. The Cougars will take to the road in a big game for seeding purposes in the upcoming Region VI tournament with a trip to Garden City. Garden is 3-7 in the West and 12-12 overall.
Barton drops long road trips to start week
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team finished up a long start the week with a pair of losses on the road. The Cougars lost in Concordia on Monday and Seward on Wednesday in back-to-back long road trips with a very short turn around. Barton lost at battle at Seward Wednesday night 89-82 in the Green House and fell in a big way at Cloud Monday, 92-68 in Bryant Gym. Barton is now 3-7 in the West and 13-11 overall on the season. The Cougars will be back on their home floor Saturday to wrap up the busy week with a home date against Dodge City.
Barton loses heart-breaker to Pratt
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team suffered a tough loss Saturday night at the hands of the Pratt Beavers, falling 74-71 at the Barton Gym. Barton led nearly the entire contest before Pratt finally overtook the Cougars late in the game for the win. Barton drops to 13-9 overall with the loss and 3-5 in the Jayhawk West. Pratt improves to 16-6 and 5-3. Barton rolls into a busy start to February with back-to-back road trips during the week. Barton will be at Concordia to take on Cloud County Monday then in Liberal to do battle with Seward County Wednesday. Both games tip at 8 pm.
Cougars finally pick up 1st road win with victory at Colby
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team earned its 1st road win of the season Wednesday night with a victory at Colby. The Cougars earned the Jayhawk West road win with a 64-51 win at the Community Building, stopping a 3-game losing skid. Barton is now 13-8 overall on the season and 3-4 in the West. The Trojans fell to 6-16 overall and 0-8 in the West. Barton will wrap up its 1st trip through the conference with a home date Saturday against Pratt. The Beavers will bring a 15-6 overall record to the contest including a 4-3 mark in the West.
Barton loses another close Jayhawk West contest
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team dropped its 2nd straight close contest in the Jayhawk West with a tough 87-83 loss to Hutchinson Wednesday night at the Barton Gym. That comes on the heels of a 65-64 setback at Dodge City Monday. The loss drops Barton to 2-4 in the West and 12-8 overall. Hutch, ranked No. 12 in the latest NJCAA poll, improve to 4-1 in the West and 17-2 overall. Barton will now get a week off before the Cougars travel to Colby to take on the Trojans. That contest is slated to tip at 8 pm at the Community Building.
Cougars drop road games at Dodge and Butler
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team is still searching for its 1st road win of the season after dropping a pair of Jayhawk West road contests over the extended weekend. Barton lost Monday night at Dodge City in a game that went to the final seconds, 65-64. The loss at Butler Saturday night didn’t go to the final seconds as Barton was blown out at in El Dorado, 86-66. The Cougars will return home Wednesday for another West tilt against Hutchinson. Barton is now 2-3 in the West and 12-7 overall. Hutchinson will bring a 16-2 record to town and a 3-1 mark in the West.
Barton beats Garden in return to West action
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team returned to Jayhawk West action with a 73-66 win over Garden City Wednesday night at the Barton Gym. Barton used a big 2nd half – outscoring Garden by a 52-38 margin to secure the win. The Cougars improved to 2-1 in the West and 12-5 overall on the season. Garden fell to 0-2 in the West and 9-7 overall. The Cougars will be on the road for the next two contests after starting the West season out with 3 homes dates. Barton will travel to El Dorado Saturday for a 7:30 pm tip against Butler. Monday the Cougars will drive to Dodge City to take on the Conquistadors in a game originally scheduled for Dec. 8.
Barton men’s hoops starts season off with easy win
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team opened its 2009-10 season with an easy win over the Bethany College JV Tuesday night. The Cougars rolled to a 113-50 win over the Swedes at the Barton Gym. Barton put six players in double figures in the win and shot better than 50 percent for the contest. The Cougars will get back-to-back contests this weekend when they travel to Liberal to take part in Seward County’s Pepsi Classic. Barton will play Hesston on Friday and the Colorado Kings Saturday. Both games will tip at 4 pm in the Greenhouse.