Ranked for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, the Barton Cougars did what they were supposed to do Tuesday night, roll over an inferior opponent. Barton got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Dwayne Brunson in beating the McPherson JV 94-54 at the Kirkman Center.
Fresh off three tough games in the Cougar Booster Club Classic, BCC overcame a slow start to roll to their 10th win of the season without a loss. Andell Cumberbatch scored 13 points and Julian Rose and Darius Hill each had 11. Cord Cunningham led the Bulldogs (2-1) with 12 points.
Barton was one of three Jayhawk West teams ranked in the Top 20. Hutchinson (7-0) was 13th and Seward County (6-0) check in at number 18. Coffeyville (8-0) is ranked 2nd in the country for the second straight week making it four Region 6 teams in the poll.
Barton now heads to Hesston this Friday and Saturday for the Hesston Thanksgiving Classic. The Cougars play at 8:00 p.m. Friday against host Hesston, then take on once beaten Northern Oklahoma-Enid Saturday at 4:00.
The Lady Cougars will also be in Hesston this weekend. Barton plays Hesston at 6:00 on Friday before playing Brown Mackie Saturday at 2:00.