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Barton ends season with loss to Cowley in semifinals of Region VI play
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team had its season come to an end thanks to some hot shooting by Cowley in the semifinals of the Region VI basketball tournament. The Cougars lost to the Tigers, 97-89 Sunday night at Koch Arena in Wichita to ends its season with a 28-5 record. That is the most wins by the Cougars since Barton won 29 games in 2001 and finished 7th at the NJCAA National Tournament. Cowley lost in the final to Garden City, which will advance to the NJCAA tournament with a 23-11 record. During the season Barton won the Jayhawk West title for the first time in 6 years. The Cougars came up short of its first Region VI title since 2001.

Barton rolls into quarterfinals with impressive opening round win
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team rolled into quarterfinal play of the Region VI tournament with an easy 96-65 win over Labette in 1st round action Tuesday night at the Barton Gym. The Cougars bolted out of the gates to a 21-2 lead and were never challenged as the top seed from the Jayhawk West rolled by the 8th seed from the Jayhawk East. The Cougars, ranked No. 12 in the NJCAA, will await the winner of the Hutchison at Neosho County game tonight to see who their opponent will be in the quarterfinals Saturday night at 7 pm at Wichita’s Koch Arena. The Cougars improve to 27-4 with the win while Labette ends its season at 7-24.

Barton wins thriller to put finishing touches on West championship
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team finished up its regular season with a thrilling 99-95 win over Pratt Saturday night at the Barton Gym. The Cougars had to rally for the win in front of the biggest crowd of the season in one of the club’s most exciting games this year. The win put the finishing touches on the Barton’s Jayhawk West title season. Barton finishes the regular with a 26-4 overall mark and 13-3 West record to win the conference by 2 games. Pratt tied for 5th in the West with an 8-8 mark and finishes with an 18-12 overall record. The Cougars will play host to Labette in the opening round of the Region VI tournament. The Cougars are the top seed from the West while Labette (7-23) is the 8th seed from the Jayhawk East. Tip will be at 8 pm at the Barton Gym.

Barton clinches Jayhawk West title with win at Colby
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team captured its 1st Jayhawk West title in 6 years with a 97-78 win at Colby Wednesday night in conference action. That, coupled with a Butler loss at Cloud County, gave the Cougars the outright title, holding a 2-game lead with just 1 game to play. Barton is now 12-3 in the Jayhawk and 25-4 overall. Colby finishes its season with a 5-25 overall mark and a 3-13 West record. Colby will miss the Region VI playoffs. The win secured the top spot from the West for Barton in the playoffs as well. The Cougars will open post season play 8 pm Tuesday against Labette at the Barton Gym. Barton will conclude its regular season Saturday when Pratt comes in for Homecoming.

Basketball Playoffs tickets now on sale
The Barton Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams have secured a home playoff game for the opening round of Region VI post-season play. Tickets for the playoff games to be played March 3rd are now on sale at the Athletic Department offices at Barton. The women’s game will tip at 6 pm with the men’s game to follow at approximately 8 pm at the Barton Gym. Opponents are yet to be determined. All advanced tickets are $5. Prices at the gate will be $6.
Season tickets holders will have a chance to purchase their same reserve seats for $5 anytime through the Cougars final home game Saturday night. The tickets must be purchased at the athletic department office Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 am-4 pm or at the ticket booth Saturday when Barton hosts Pratt in the regular season finale. General Admission tickets – also $5 – as well as a limited number of open reserves seats can also be purchased during this time.
Monday morning all reserve tickets not bought by season-ticket holders will go on sale to the public starting at 8:30 am thru 4 pm at the athletic office. Tickets can also be purchased Tuesday for $5 in the athletic offices from 8:30 am-4 pm. All tickets at the gate will be $6.

Barton one step closer to Jayhawk West title with win over Hutchinson
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team rebounded from its worst loss of the season to take a step closer the school’s 1st Jayhawk West title in 6 years. The Cougars knocked off rival Hutchinson, 81-69, at the Barton Gym Wednesday night to retain a 1-game lead in the loss column with just 2 games to play. Barton improved to 24-4 overall on the season and more importantly 11-3 in Jayhawk West action. Hutch fell to 17-10 and 6-7. Butler remains in 2nd with a 9-4 mark. The win secured Barton a home playoff game and at least a 2nd place finish in the West. Barton will be off Saturday before returning to action Wednesday at Colby.

Barton misses opportunity to secure share of West title; still leads league by 1 game
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team had a chance to secure at least a share of the Jayhawk West title Saturday night in El Dorado. But to do so the Cougars would have had to beat the league’s 2nd place team on its home floor. It didn’t happen. Butler, who has lost just once at home this year, rolled to an 86-70 win over the Cougars to keep the West race very interesting. Barton still leads at 10-3 with Butler 2nd at 8-4. Barton is 23-4 overall while Butler is 19-7. The Cougars – no longer with a chance to secure at least a share of the title with its next win – will host Hutchinson Wednesday night. The Cougars can lock down a top 3 West finish and remain a game up on the Butler in the loss column with a win.

Barton beats Garden; can clinch 1st Jayhawk West title in 6 years Saturday
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team put a 3-game cushion between itself and 3rd place Garden City Wednesday night with an 85-68 win over the Broncbusters at the Barton Gym in Great Bend. The only team within 3 games of the Cougars is Butler, whom the Cougars play Saturday in El Dorado. Barton is 10-2 in the West and Butler is 7-4. If Barton wins that contest, the Cougars will have a 3 game lead on its nearest competitor with only 3 games to go, clinching the schools 1st Jayhawk West men’s basketball title since 2003. Barton would also hold tiebreakers with any team able to catch them with a win, clinching the top seed from the West in the Region VI tournament. Barton is now 23-3 overall. Garden City fell to 6-5 and 16-9. The tip at Butler is set for 7:30 pm.

Cougars back on winning trek with 83-63 road victory at Dodge
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team got back on the winning trek Saturday afternoon with an 83-63 road win over Dodge City at the Civic Center in Dodge. The 10th ranked Cougars used a big 1st half to build a lead on the Conquistadors on the way to the win, coming off the heels of just their 2nd loss in Jayhawk West play. Barton still leads the West with a 9-2 record and are now 22-3 overall. Dodge City fell to 3-8 in the West and 10-15 overall. Barton will be battling one of the teams with a chance to catch them for the West lead when Garden City comes to the Barton Gym Wednesday for an 8 pm tip. Garden is currently 3rd in the West with a 6-4 record in conference action. The Broncbusters are 16-8 overall.

Barton falls to Seward; beaten at home for 1st time this season
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team stumbled at home for the 1st time this year, losing to the defending Region VI Champions Wednesday night at the Barton Gym. Barton fell to Seward 77-65, snapping a 3-game win streak and tightening the race in the Jayhawk West. Barton still holds a 1-game lead in the West with an 8-2 mark. The Cougars are 21-3 overall. Barton is a full game up on Butler (7-3) and at least 2 1/2 games ahead of the rest of the field with 6 games to play. Seward – with back-to-back wins – has moved to 5-5 in the West and 18-6 overall. The Cougars will attempt to get back on track Saturday in Dodge City. The contest will tip at 4 pm at the Civic Center.

Cougars hold off Thunderbirds to keep 2 game lead in Jayhawk West
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team continued to set the pace in the Jayhawk West with a 92-86 win over Cloud County Monday night at the Barton Gym. The Cougars built a huge lead in the contest that proved to be just enough to withstand a furious Cloud rally. Barton improved to 8-1 in the West – a full 2 games ahead of 2nd place Butler and 2 1/2 ahead of Garden City. The 10th ranked Cougars are now 21-2 on the season. Cloud fell to 4-5 in the West and 15-8 overall. Barton will be back home Wednesday for another big battle against defending Region VI champion Seward in West play.

Barton wins battle at Pratt to move to 7-1 in West
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team has reached the halfway point of the Jayhawk West season sitting alone atop the conference race by a full 2 games. The Cougars finished their 1st trip through the West with an 83-71 win at Pratt Saturday night at the Lesh Sports Arena to move to 7-1 in the West and 20-2 overall. Barton won despite a season-high 28 turnovers and trailed much of the opening half before holding off a feisty Pratt team for the win. Pratt fell to 3-5 in the West and 13-9 overall. Barton will be back at home for games Monday and Wednesday against perennial West powers Cloud and Seward. Both games will tip at 8 pm.

Cougars pick up hard fought win over Colby in West play
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team had to battle its way to a 90-80 win over Colby Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in Great Bend. The Cougars fell behind early then could not put away the 4-win Trojans until the final stages. The win comes off Barton’s only Jayhawk West loss and keeps the Cougars alone on top of the standings. Barton is now 6-1 in the West and 19-2 overall. Colby falls to 2-6 and 4-18. Barton will wrap up its 1st swing through the West with a trip to Pratt Saturday.

Barton loses for 1st time in conference play
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team was the final team to be knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten in Jayhawk West play, losing a 74-70 decision to Hutchinson Wednesday night at the Sports Arena in Hutch. Barton trailed by as many as 18 in the contest before coming back to take the lead in the 2nd half. But Hutch rallied for the win in an effort to keep pace with the Cougars for the West title. Barton is now 5-1 in the West and 18-2 overall while Hutch is 4-1 and 15-4. The Cougars are off until Wednesday when they will host Colby in Jayhawk West action.

Cougars pick up another road win with OT victory at Garden
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team continued its success on the road Wednesday night in Garden City with an 82-76 overtime win over the Broncbusters at the Perryman Complex to remain unbeaten in Jayhawk West play. The win moves Barton to 4-0 in the West with 3 of those 4 wins coming on the road. Barton, ranked No. 18 in the latest NJCAA poll, is now 17-1 on the season. Garden fell to 1-2 with the loss and 11-6 overall. Barton will back in action Saturday when the Cougars host Butler (2-1, 13-4). It will be Hall of Fame night at the Barton Gym with the men’s tip slated for 8 pm.

Barton continues to roll along in West with win over Dodge
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team stayed unbeaten in Jayhawk West play with an 89-77 win over Doge City Saturday night at the Barton Gym. It was the 1st time the Cougars played at home since late November as Barton improved to 3-0 with a win in its West home-opener. The Cougars, ranked No. 22 in the nation, held off a couple of Dodge City rallies in the 2nd half to improve to 16-1 overall this season. Dodge City fell to 0-3 in the West and 7-10 overall. Barton will be back on the road for the 3rd time in 4 West games when the Cougars travel to Garden City Wednesday for a 7:30 pm tip.

Cougars make it back-to-back road wins to open Jayhawk West play
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team made it 2 in row on the road to open Jayhawk West play with an 89-83 overtime win over Seward County at the Green House in Liberal Wednesday night. The game was a battle of ranked teams as both clubs entered the contest tied for 22nd in the latest NJCAA poll. The Cougars were able to prevail in overtime in the contest after blowing a 10-point 2nd half lead. Barton is now 2-0 in the West and 15-1 overall on the season while Seward lost for the 2nd time to start West play and is now 0-2 in the conference and 13-3 overall. The Cougars will get to play at home Saturday when they host Dodge in the West home opener for Barton in an 8 pm tip.

Barton opens Jayhawk West season with win at Cloud
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team earned a big win to start the Jayhawk West season, defeating Cloud County 84-68 in Concordia Saturday night. The Cougars opened with the big road win over a team that had been ranked earlier in the season and was receiving votes in the latest NJCAA poll in the Thunderbirds home gym. Barton’s win at Arley Bryant Gym was the 1st time the Cougars had won there in 3 years and only 2nd time in the past 5 seasons. Barton improves to 14-1 on the season with the win while Cloud falls to 11-4. Things don’t get any easier for Barton as they travel to No. 15 Seward County Wednesday to take on the 13-2 Saints, who are coming off a loss at Hutchinson to start West play.

Barton sweeps foes in easy wins at Jayhawk Shoot Out
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team rolled to a pair of easy wins at the Jayhawk Shoot Out this past weekend in Coffeyville. The Cougars pulled away in the 2nd half Friday night in an 81-53 drubbing of Independence then put Labette away in the opening half Sunday on their way to a 101-56 win. Barton is now 12-1 on the season with the sweep with just one non conference tilt left before January and Jayhawk West season. Barton will travel to Salina to take on Brown Mackie on New Year’s Eve.

Cougars lose 1st game of season; now 10-1 with split at Pratt Classic
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team fell for the 1st time this season in a fast-paced battle with one of the top teams in Division II this past weekend in Pratt as the Cougars went 1-1 for the weekend during the Thanksgiving Classic at Lesh Sports Arena. The Cougars fell to Cecil College (Md) Friday 88-85 then trounced the Friends JV Saturday 99-53. The loss to the No. 2 ranked team in Division II and the win over the JV gives the Cougars a 10-1 mark as they head to the Jayhawk Shoot Out this weekend in Coffeyville. Barton will take on Indy and Labette at the Shoot Out.

Barton remains unbeaten with wins at Booster Club Classic
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team remained unbeaten on the season with a pair of wins at the Booster Club Classic this past weekend on the Cougars’ home floor. Barton defeated Eastern Oklahoma 78-53 Friday night and posted an 84-69 win over Brown Mackie Saturday. Barton is now 9-0 on the season but will not return home until January and the Jayhawk West schedule. The Cougars will be in Pratt again this upcoming weekend in the Thanksgiving Classic. Barton will play games at Noon on Friday and Saturday. Friday the Cougars will play Cecil College (Md) and Saturday the Cougars will tangle with the Friends JV.

Cougars win two midweek games; ready for Booster Club Classic
1The Barton Community College men’s basketball team swept to a pair of wins Tuesday and Wednesday at the Barton Gym, beating Fort Scott and the Sterling JV. The Cougars defeated Jayhawk East foe Fort Scott Tuesday by an 86-73 margin then trounced the Sterling JV 106-46. Barton is now 7-0 for the year with two more games this week as the Cougars play 4 games in 5 days. Barton will take on Eastern Oklahoma Friday and Brown Mackie Saturday during the Booster Club Classic at the Barton Gym. Tips for both games are slated for 7 pm.

Barton stays unbeaten with 2 wins in classic at Pratt
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team posted its best win to date during the Comfort Suites Classic at Pratt this past weekend to remain unbeaten on the season. The Cougars rolled to an easy win the opening night, beating Barclay College, 99-58, and then posted an 80-63 win over Northern Oklahoma-Enid to improve to 5-0 for the season. The games were the 1st away from Barton Gym. The Cougars will return home for 4 games this week, starting Tuesday against Fort Scott in a 7 pm tip.

Barton sweep foes at Sunflower Bank Classic; now 3-0 on young season
The Barton Community College men’s basketball team cruised to a pair of easy wins at the Sunflower Bank Classic this past weekend at the Barton Gym. Barton defeated Labette 114-72 on Friday night then rolled to a 104-54 win over the Arkansas Tech JV Saturday night. Earlier in the week, the Cougars started their season with a 113-48 win over the Central Christian JV. Barton is now 3-0 on the season and has topped the 100-point mark every game so far. Barton will be in Pratt next weekend for the Comfort Suites Classic where the Cougars will play Barclay and Northern Oklahoma-Enid.

Saturday January 31
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Pratt

Barton 83 Pratt 71

Monday February 2
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Great Bend

Barton 92 Cloud 86

Wednesday February 4
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Great Bend

Seward 77 Barton 65

Saturday February 7
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Dodge City

Barton 83 Dodge 63

Wednesday February 11
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Great Bend

Barton 85 Garden 68

Saturday February 14
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at El Dorado

Butler 86 Barton 70

Wednesday February 18
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Great Bend

Barton 81 Hutch 69

Wednesday February 25
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Colby

Barton 97 Colby 78

Saturday February 28
Men's Basketball
Jayhawk Conference Action
at Great Bend

Barton 99 Pratt 95

Tuesday March 3
Men's Basketball
Region VI Playoffs
1st round
at Great Bend

Barton 96 Labette 65

Saturday March 7
Men's Basketball
Region VI Playoffs
Quartfinals
at Wichita (Koch Arena)

Barton 88 Hutch 71

Sunday March 8
Men's Basketball
Region VI Playoffs
Semifinals
at Wichita (Koch Arena)

Cowley 97 Barton 89