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Cougars dominate the paint in 66-57 victory over Cloud County

Cougars dominate the paint in 66-57 victory over Cloud County

It wasn't an award winning style point performance for the Barton Community College men's basketball team but the Cougars dominated the paint Wednesday night at the Barton Gym earning a 66-57 win over Cloud County Community College.   The Cougars' twenty rebound advantage aided by a near 89% effort from the free throw line kept the T-birds at arm's length as Barton led wire-to-wire in snapping a three game slide.  Improving to 9-7 in conference play and 18-11 on the season the Cougars jumped back into fifth place in the standings while Cloud County sinks to 2-15 in the Jayhawk and 9-19 overall.   Barton will next play its final regular season contest this Saturday traveling to No. 7 ranked Hutchinson Community College for a 7:30 p.m. tip at the Sports Arena.    The Cougars will begin Region VI tournament action on Thursday, February 25, on their home court against an opponent yet to be determined.

A pair of sophomore transfers led the Cougars in scoring while also combining for a perfect 17-of-17 from the charity stripe.  Derek Dorn's twenty points took high honors with eight coming from the stripe while Dequandre Dentmond sunk nine from the line finishing with fifteen points and a team high nine rebounds including four on the offensive glass.  Jordan Windholz led the team with four steals coming up short of a double-figure scoring night with nine points while fellow sophomore Tyrone Acuff dished out a team high three assists.

Aamahne Santos led a balanced T-bird attack with thirteen points knocking down three second half three-pointers keeping Cloud County in the contest while Dejaun Sherman came off the bench adding ten points.