Bouncing back from a second half collapse on Friday, the Barton Community College men's basketball team scored the first fourteen points Saturday cruising to a 65-49 victory over Sunrise Prep Academy in the final game of the weekend's Best Western Pizza Hut Classic. Having led by an identical twenty-one points midway through second half action in each of the Classic games, the Cougars learned from the previous night's mistakes never letting the Buffaloes to within fourteen points. Next up for the Cougars is the long drive to Ottumwa, Iowa, for the Indian Hills Classic where Barton will take on the No. 7 ranked and host Indian Hills Community College at 7:00 p.m. Friday followed by a 4:30 p.m. Saturday game against Western Iowa Tech Community College on Saturday.
In the earlier men's game on Saturday Redlands the Classic Sunrise used a strong second half to knock off Pratt 72-64.