Saturday, February 24
Jayhawk West play at Hutchinson
Hutchinson 84, Barton 71
Wednesday, February 28
Jayhawk West play at Great Bend
Barton 89, Colby 78
Lindley officially takes over the reigns of Barton women’s basketball
Chance Lindley was officially named the new head women’s basketball coach at Barton County Community College after approval of the College’s Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon. Lindley takes over for Lane Lord, who resigned to take over as coach at Pittsburg State University. Lindley was an assistant for the Cougars this past season, helping the club to a 27-3 record. He becomes the 9th coach in the program at the school.
Lord resigns post as women’s hoops coach to take job at Pittsburg State
The Lane Lord era at Barton County Community College was short but very successful. Coach Lord resigned his position as the head coach of the Barton women’s basketball team to take the same spot at Pittsburg State University. Lord coached at Barton for 3 season, making 2 trips the Region VI finals and posting a 78-21 overall mark. This past season, Coach Lord guided the Cougars to a 27-3 mark, but Barton was ineligible for post season play due to a department-wide probation at Barton.
Barber 1st All-West pick; three more Cougars earn recognition
The Barton County women’s basketball team capped off a season to remember with 4 players earning recognition on the All Jayhawk West basketball team released Monday. Heading the lsit for Barton was sophomore point guard Andrea Barber, who was selected as a 1st team All-West pick. She was joined by teammates Inga Muciniece and LaToya Jackson on the 2nd team as well as Ipek Turkyilmaz as an honorable mention pick. The Cougars finished the season 27-3 but were ineligible for post season play.
Cougars complete season with 27-3 mark; 15-1 in West play
It wasn’t the celebration the Barton County Community College women’s basketball team had hoped for, but it was as good as it could be this year. With the entire Barton athletic department (except men’s basketball) on probation, no post season play was possible this year, nor was a shot at a Jayhawk West title. But the Cougars did what they could, ending the season with a 15-1 record in the West after an 89-78 win over Colby Wednesday at the Barton County Gym to end the season. The Cougars finished with a 27-3 overall mark and the West record will be at least in a tie for the best record in the West. Currently the Cougars are 1/2 game ahead of Seward, who is 14-1. They are the only teams to beat each other. Seward is ranked No. 2 in the nation.
Barton earns 14-point win at Hutch; 26-3 for season with 1 game to play
The Barton County Community College women’s basketball team completed the road portion of its schedule Saturday night in Hutchinson with a spotless record. The Cougars wrapped up a 10-0 road season with a 64-50 win over the Blue Dragons at the Sports Arena. Barton won its 11th straight by holding off the pesky Blue Dragons, eventually winning with its 2nd lowest point total of the season and the fewest points scored in a win. With the win, Barton moved to 26-3 overall this season and 14-1 in the Jayhawk West. The Cougars have just one game remaining in its season, a home tilt Wednesday against Colby. With a win Barton would clinch what would be a portion of the Jayhawk West title at 15-1 if not for being on department-wide probation this season.