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2016-17 Barton Men's Basketball News

  • Smith leads three Cougars with basketball post-season honors
    March 23, 2017
    Three Barton Community College men’s basketball sophomores recently received post-season honors on the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Division I team with two landing on the All-Region VI Division I team. Sophomore Anthony Smith headlined the trio earning first team honors on both the conference and region list, being joined on the conference first team by Ezekiel Charles who also landed on the regional second team. Malik Rhodes rounded out the Cougar selections earning second team all-conference honors in his lone season with Barton.
  • Cougars' second half rally falls short in season ending loss in Region VI semifinals
    March 07, 2017
    The Barton Community College men's basketball team found itself behind from the opening tip in digging a large hole before a second half rally fell short 91-87 to Coffeyville Community College in the semifinal round of the Region VI Tournament held at Park City's Hartman Arena. The second seeded Cougars trailed by seventeen at halftime and as much as twenty early in second half play, mounting a fifty-seven point final twenty minutes in coming up short to end the season at 25-8. Improving to 21-12 on the year, sixth seeded Coffeyville advances to the championship game against top seeded Hutchinson as the Blue Dragons outlasted fifth seeded Butler 105-103 in the late semifinal game.
  • Barton men to Region VI Final Four with win over Cowley
    March 05, 2017
    The Barton Community College men's basketball team defeated Cowley College 76-69 Sunday night at Park City's Hartman Arena in the quarterfinals of the Region VI Tournament. Barton ends seventh seeded Cowley's season at 17-15 while the second seeded Cougars improve to 25-7 on the season advancing to the semifinal round for the first time since 2013. The Cougars will next play in the 5:00 p.m. game on Tuesday in the rubber match with sixth seeded Coffeyville Community College who improved to 20-12 on the season after the Ravens dispatched Neosho County Community College 84-60.
  • Cougars pull away late to slam door on Seward County's season advancing to Region VI Quarterfinals
    March 02, 2017
    The second seeded Barton Community College men’s basketball team had its hands full Thursday night at the Barton Gym in first round playoff action until a 10-0 run with 3:30 remaining slammed the door shut on Seward County Community College with a 76-62 victory. Ending the Saints season at 9-23, Barton improves to 24-7 and more importantly advances to Sunday’s quarterfinals of the Region VI Tournament at Park City’s Hartman Arena. Waiting for the Cougars in the 7:00 p.m. game is seventh seeded 17-14 Cowley College who advanced with an impressive 92-50 victory over Northwest Kansas Technical College.
  • Barton men secure second seed outright, conclude regular season with victory over Neosho County
    February 27, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team built a double-digit lead in the first fifteen minutes of Monday’s regular season finale at the Barton Gym, going on for a ten point 82-72 victory over Neosho County Community College. Starting off fast out of the second half gates, the Cougars controlled the first half of the final period as well, ballooning the lead out to as much as twenty-points before thwarting a late Neosho County rally. The victory clinched Barton’s outright second place standing in the Jayhawk Conference at 19-7, improving to 23-7 on the season while dropping Neosho County to 8-18 in conference and 11-19 overall.
  • Cougars come up short in 61-60 loss at Coffeyville
    February 25, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team came up short Saturday night at Nellis Hall, falling 61-60 at Coffeyville Community College. The loss drops the second place Cougars to 18-7 in Jayhawk play and 27-7 overall while Coffeyville keeps its hopes for the region’s fourth seed alive improving to 14-11 and 18-11 on the year. Owning a one game lead for the second spot in the upcoming playoffs, the Cougars will seek to wrap up the seed in the regular season finale on Monday with a 7:30 p.m. tip hosting Neosho County Community College.
  • Barton men break away in second half for ten point win over Pratt, Smith with a career thirty-two point night
    February 22, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team broke away early in second half play Wednesday night at the Barton Gym earning a 91-81 victory over Pratt Community College to sweep the season series over the Beavers. Leading by one at the break, the Cougars gained separation in the first five minutes of the second half while keeping Pratt out of striking range the rest of the way to win their third straight over the Beavers. The victory also clinched at least a tie for a second place finish in the rugged Jayhawk Conference improving to 18-6 and 22-6 on the year while dropping Pratt to 7-17 and 9-18 overall. Barton will next travel to Coffeyville Community College on Saturday for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off before wrapping up the regular season on Monday in the hosting of Neosho County Community College.
  • Barton men hold off Cloud County to sweep season series
    February 18, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team held off a second half Thunderbird rally on Hall of Fame nigh Saturday at the Barton Gym with a 74-71 victory over Cloud County Community College to sweep the season series. Leading by six at halftime, Barton doubled its lead in the next twelve minutes before an 18-8 Cloud County run made things interesting for the final 1:35. The Cougars then sank 7-of-8 from the free throw line holding off the Thunderbirds including a trey with one second remaining and a Barton turnover with the tying trey attempt unable to beat the buzzer. With three games remaining in the regular season, Barton strengthened is spot for the region’s second seed improving to 17-6 in Jayhawk play and 21-6 overall while Cloud County slips back to a fourth place tie with Coffeyville at 13-10 and 17-10 on the year. Within the remaining games, the Cougars have two at the Barton Gym beginning with Wednesday’s hosting of Pratt Community College for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
  • Barton rally falls short, Cougars fall by six at No. 2 Blue Dragons
    February 15, 2017
    Trailing by twenty-five points into the second half media timeout, the Barton Community College men’s basketball team launched a furious rally Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena to cut the deficit to two before falling 95-89 to the nation’s No. 2 ranked Blue Dragons of Hutchinson Community College. Receiving votes in the latest NJCAA poll, Barton had their chances to tie or go ahead in the final two minutes but failed to convert as Hutchinson sank a perfect eight free throws in the final minute to win their fourth straight over the Cougars. The loss drops the Cougars to 16-6 in the Jayhawk and 20-6 overall while the victory clinches the conference championship for Hutchinson improving to 21-1 and 25-1 on the year. Barton’s next action comes Saturday as the Cougars host Cloud County Community College in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off on Hall of Fame and Black Out Night at the Barton Gym.
  • Barton men take driver's seat of second place with twenty point win over Dodge City
    February 11, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team shot over 50% Saturday night at the Barton Gym scoring fifty-one second half points in sending Dodge City Community College to an 87-67 defeat. Tied at 11, the Cougars broke open first half play with a 9-0 run to never look back, getting another nine point stretch mid-way through the second half building its largest lead of twenty-eight points before cruising the final ten minutes for the win holding the Conquistadors to their lowest shooting percentage of the year. The victory opens up a two game Barton lead for second place in the Jayhawk at 16-5, improving to 20-5 on the season, while sending Dodge City to 14-7 in conference play and 17-8 overall. Next up for the Cougars is a trip to first place Hutchinson Community College for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against the No. 4 ranked Blue Dragons in the Sports Arena.
  • Late surge lifts Cougars to 76-73 victory at Independence
    February 08, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team needed a late comeback Wednesday at Independence Community College to split the season series with a 76-73 victory. The Cougars trailed by seven in the final four minutes before getting four consecutive defensive stops outscoring Independence 15-5 down the stretch in avenging the December home loss to the Pirates. The victory keeps Barton alone in second place of the Jayhawk standings at 15-5 improving to 19-5 on the season while dropping Independence to 8-12 and 11-12 overall. Barton will hope to avenge another earlier season loss this Saturday as the Cougars welcome in third place Dodge City Community College to the Barton Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
  • Cougars need late surge to fight off Allen County
    February 04, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team needed a late surge Saturday evening at the Barton Gym to hold off a pesky Red Devil team from Allen County Community College 85-77. Tied with three minutes remaining, the Cougars owned the following two minutes scoring nine unanswered points to remain unbeaten at home against the Red Devils in fifteen meetings. The victory also keeps the Cougars alone in second place of the Jayhawk standings improving to 14-5 and 18-5 on the year while Allen County drops into ninth at 8-11 and 11-12 overall. Next up for the Cougars is a Wednesday trip to Independence Community College for an 8:00 p.m. tip-off.
  • Barton men rally from late deficit for overtime win at Cowley
    February 01, 2017
    Unlike the previous shootout meeting at the Barton Gym, Wednesday night in Arkansas City was anything of an offensive highlight show but featured its share of dramatics as the Barton Community College men’s basketball team rallied from a nine-point late deficit to win 86-81 in overtime over the Tigers of Cowley College. Searching for offensive production and in a nine point hole with just under seven minutes to play, the Cougars contributed throughout the lineup needing a pair of free throws with four seconds left to force extra time. Barton then scored the opening four points of overtime and eight of the first ten to seize command before holding on for its second overtime win of the year. The Cougars’ victory, aided by Dodge City’s loss, leaves Barton alone in second place of the Jayhawk at 13-5 and 17-5 on the season while dropping the Tigers to 9-9 in conference action and 12-10 overall. Next up for Barton is Saturday’s 5:30 p.m. contest hosting Allen County Community College, a Red Devil team riding hot into the Barton Gym after Wednesday night’s 85-76 victory Butler Community College.
  • Cougars win 108-95 shoutout at the Barton Gym for season sweep of Saints
    January 28, 2017
    A 9-0 run to begin the second half and a season high fifteen three-pointers powered the Barton Community College men’s basketball team to a 108-95 shootout victory over Seward County Community College Saturday night at the Barton Gym. The Cougars broke open a three-point halftime lead burying a trio of long range shots going on to build a twenty-one point lead by the twelve minute mark in cruising to the series sweep of the Saints. Barton remains tied with Dodge City in the second spot of the Jayhawk at 12-5 and 16-5 on the season while Seward County drops to 3-14 and 6-15 on the year. The Cougars will next have a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday contest at Cowley College before hosting Allen County Community College next Saturday.
  • Barton men's bid for season sweep of Butler comes up short
    January 26, 2017
    Two months removed from a nineteen point win in El Dorado, the Barton Community College men’s basketball team’s bid to sweep the season series against Butler Community College came up shy in an 87-84 home defeat Wednesday night. Barton falls to 11-5 but remains in a second place tie in the Jayhawk standings at 15-5 on the year while Butler remains in the fourth position at 10-6 and 13-6 on the year. The Cougars will next host Seward County Community College on Saturday in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
  • Barton men hold off Colby for 65-60 victory
    January 19, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team held off a pesky Colby Community College Wednesday night at the Barton Gym escaping with a 65-60 victory. The Cougars increased their ten point halftime edge to eighteen points midway through the final half only to see the Trojans fight back behind an 11-3 run drawing to within four with two minutes to play. Colby would cut the deficit to three with under a minute of action remaining but 7-of-8 free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the Barton win. The Cougars will next head to Garden City on Sunday for a 7:00 p.m. matchup against the Broncbusters.
  • Smith's career high performance night earns conference honors
    January 18, 2017
    Anthony Smith of the Barton Community College men’s basketball team has been awarded the KJCCC Division I Player of the Week honor.
  • Timely treys lead Barton men to victory at Neosho County
    January 16, 2017
    Getting timely long distance shots Monday afternoon in Chanute, the Barton Community College men’s basketball team won their fourth straight contest with a 76-64 victory at Neosho County Community College. As John Barbee’s long range bomb at the buzzer gave Barton a six-point halftime edge, 50% second half shooting by the Cougars including three treys from Malik Rhodes in the final five minutes proved clutch in securing the victory. Barton improves to 10-3 in conference play and 14-3 on the season in sending the Panthers to their fourth straight loss dropping to 3-10 and 6-11 on the year. Next up for the Cougars will be a Wednesday evening 7:30 p.m. tip-off at the Barton Gym against the Trojans of Colby Community College.
  • Barton men rally for 84-77 overtime victory over Coffeyville
    January 12, 2017
    For thirty-three minutes Wednesday night at the Barton Gym, the Barton Community College men’s basketball team appeared headed for a loss against Coffeyville Community College before a pair of three-pointers sent the game to overtime where the Cougars doubled up the Ravens for the 84-77 win. Victory No. 260 in the Craig Fletchall regime, the third straight win since the Christmas break improves the Cougars to 9-3 in Jayhawk play and 13-3 overall while Coffeyville’s second straight loss drops the Ravens to 7-5 and 11-5 on the season. Barton will next travel to Chanute for a 4:00 p.m. tip off at Neosho County Community College.
  • Cougars eclipse century mark for third time, six players reach double figures in victory at Pratt
    January 07, 2017
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team picked up their second consecutive win of the 2017 portion of their schedule scoring fifty-five second half points for a 103-89 victory at Pratt Community College. The Cougars erased a two-point halftime deficit with the twenty minute surge getting two individual double-double performances and placing six players in double figures to reach the century mark for the third time of the season. Barton remains in second place with the victory improving to 8-3 in the Jayhawk and 12-3 while sending Pratt to its third straight defeat having surrendered over a hundred points in dropping to the conference cellar at 2-9 and 4-10 on the year. Next up for the Cougars will be a welcomed home game as Barton hosts Coffeyville Community College in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off Wednesday.
  • Team effort powers hot shooting Cougars to second straight win at Cloud County
    January 04, 2017
    Not known for its long distance shooting the Barton Community College men’s basketball team buried a season high 62.5% from beyond the arc winning its second straight in Concordia with a 93-79 win over nationally receiving votes Cloud County Community College. Placing five players in double digit figures, the Cougars knocked down all seven of its second half shots in scoring fifty-seven points to snap a three game slide in the season. The victory moves both the Cougars and Thunderbirds into a four team log jam for second place in the conference race at 7-3, as well as, an identical 11-3 mark on the season. Next up for the Cougars is a Saturday trip to Pratt Community College for a 4:00 p.m. tip-off at the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena.
  • Cougars outgunned by hot shooting Blue Dragons in battle of ranked teams
    December 11, 2016
    The No. 21 ranked Barton Community College men’s basketball team didn’t have the firepower Saturday night to keep up with the No. 2 ranked Blue Dragons of Hutchinson Community College getting outgunned 98-86 at the Barton Gym. Playing without its leading scorer Ezekiel Charles, the Cougars battled throughout the night but a critical 6-0 run before the half set the tone as the Blue Dragons continued its hot shooting in the second half holding off Barton’s bid for the upset. The third straight loss sends the Cougars into the holiday break at 6-3 in Jayhawk play and 10-3 on the season while Hutchinson improves to 9-0 in conference and 13-0 on the year. Barton’s next action will come Wednesday, January 4, as the Cougars travel to second place Cloud County Community College for an 8:00 p.m. tip-off to resume the conference season.
  • Barton men's comeback falls short in Dodge City
    December 07, 2016
    The No. 21 ranked Barton Community College men’s basketball team took its second consecutive loss of the season falling 86-79 Wednesday night at Dodge City Community College. Battling back from an eighteen point deficit late in the contest, the Cougars nearly pulled off the comeback drawing to within four with a minute remaining but symbolic to the frustrating night, a missed defensive rebound sealed the fate as two icing free throws ensued. The loss drops the Cougars drop to 10-2 on the season sinking to 6-2 in conference play while Dodge City improves to 8-3 and 5-3 in the Jayhawk. Barton will wind up the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule this Saturday as the Cougars host No. 2 ranked Hutchinson Community College in a 7:30 p.m. tip at the Barton Gym.
  • Cougars knocked from unbeaten in loss to Independence
    December 03, 2016
    No one would expect a team to go undefeated in the rugged Jayhawk Conference but taking a home loss is tough to swallow as the Barton Community College men’s basketball team were knocked off the top perch Saturday evening at the Barton Gym 80-71 to Independence Community College. Trailing by two at the half after shooting below 31% from the field, the Cougars warmed up in second half play but a decisive 12-0 run by the Pirates in the latter stages of the game and thirty-eight points from DaJon Streeter proved the difference in halting the Cougars’ ten game win streak to begin the season. The loss drops Barton to 6-1 in conference play and 10-1 on the season while Independence pics up the second win in Jayhawk play improving to 2-5 and 5-5 on the season. The Cougars will need to put the loss to bed quickly as two more tough conference games are next on the schedule beginning with a Wednesday trip to Dodge City Community College before hosting nationally ranked Hutchinson Community College on Saturday to conclude the pre-Christmas schedule. Game ties set for 7:30 p.m. for both contests.
  • Barton men stay unblemished with late surge for 78-73 victory at Allen County
    November 30, 2016
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team remained unbeaten on the season pulling out a hard fought 78-73 victory Wednesday night in Iola over Allen County Community College. The Cougars battled back from an eight point halftime hole to get back in the game but still found itself trailing by three late before outscoring the Red Devils 10-2 in the final two minutes including the difference making 5-0 spurt in the final minute to earn the victory. Barton continues to share the conference top spot at 6-0 with the 10-0 start to the season while dropping Allen County to 2-4 in Jayhawk play and 5-5 on the year. The Cougars’ will host Independence Community College in its next contest with a 5:30 p.m. tip Saturday at the Barton Gym.
  • Balanced attack powers Cougars to century mark in nineteen point win over Cowley
    November 26, 2016
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team used a balanced attack and a season high shooting performance for a 101-82 victory over Cowley College Saturday evening at the Barton Gym. The Cougars put fifty-three first half points on the board finishing with five players reaching double-digits in shooting 65% on the night to exceed the century mark for the second time this season. Improving to 9-0, the Cougars share the top spot in the Jayhawk standings at 5-0 while dropping Cowley to 2-3 and 5-4 on the year. Barton’s next action will come on Wednesday as the Cougars travel to Iola for an 8:00 p.m. tip against Allen County Community College.
  • Barton men end streaks with 88-81 victory at Seward County
    November 23, 2016
    It’s been four years since the Barton Community College men’s basketball team could enjoy the drive home after the three hour trip to Liberal but Tuesday night the Cougars broke that three-game streak defeating Seward County Community College 88-81. The Cougars answered the Saints first lead in nearly twenty-four minutes with an 8-0 mid second half run building an eleven point margin in the following five minutes before holding Seward County at arm’s reach the rest of the game. Additionally snapping a three game losing streak to the Saints, Barton remains atop the conference standings at 4-0 improving to 8-0 on the season while sending Seward County to its eight straight conference season dating back to last season’s win over the Cougars in falling to 0-4 in the Jayhawk and 3-5 on the season. Barton will take a few days off for the holiday break before refocusing for Saturday’s 5:30 p.m. contest against Cowley College.
  • Cougars power up for eighteen point win at Butler
    November 20, 2016
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team powered up at the Plant blowing out Butler Community College 74-56. Outscoring the Grizzlies 25-10 in the final ten plus minutes of the first half, the Cougars assumed command for their second straight win in El Dorado. The second road victory of the young conference season improves the Cougars to 3-0 in the Jayhawk and 7-0 on the season while Butler drops to 1-2 and 4-2 on the year. Barton’s next opponent comes Tuesday as the Cougars head to Liberal to take on a Seward County Community College Saints team coming off a ten-point home loss on Saturday and looking to snap a three game slide. Tip-off scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at the Greenhouse.
  • Cougar men knock off No. 25 Garden City with fifty-three second half points
    November 16, 2016
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team exploded for fifty-three second half points Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in knocking of No. 25 Garden City Community College 92-70. Leading by two at the intermission, Barton went on a 25-6 run to break open a then six point lead in controlling the latter third of the game. The victory improves the Cougars to 2-0 in the Jayhawk and 6-0 on the young season while Garden City drops to 1-1 in being handed their first loss of the season falling to 5-1. Next up for Barton is a Saturday trip to El Dorado for a 7:30 p.m. tip against Butler Community College.
  • Strong second half lifts Cougars to win at Colby
    November 12, 2016
    The Barton Community College men’s basketball team took to the road for the first time of the season Saturday controlling second half action in an 82-71 victory at Colby Community College. The Cougars’ three point halftime lead at the Community Building reached double digits early in the half growing to as much as eighteen in breaking a two game losing streak against the Trojans. Barton improves to 5-0 on the season while Colby drops its first of the season falling to 4-1. The Cougars will next host Garden City Community College on Wednesday in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
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