The beat goes on for the unbeaten Barton Cougars. Algie Key and Dwayne Brunson each recorded double-doubles and the Cougars shot 51-percent from the floor, as BCC beat Northern Oklahoma-Enid 92-72 Saturday on the final day of the Hesston Thanksgiving Classic.
Barton (12-0) never trailed after jumping to a 6-0 lead, and took a 53-36 margin into the locker room at halftime. The lead would grow to as many as 31 points in the second half as the Jets (6-3) could not mount any kind of challenge.
Key recorded his 4th double-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Brunson scored 19 points, had 12 rebounds and 2 blocked shots as he picked up his 5th double-double of the season and the 16th of his Barton career.
The Cougars can close out the first semester undefeated by winning their next two games in next weekend’s Barton Classic. Friday Barton hosts Fort Scott before taking on Brown Mackie on Saturday. Game times both days are at 7:00 p.m.
Photo-Freshman Algie Key vs Mcpherson
Barton Women Bounce back with 63-48 win
With 10 minutes left to play Saturday in their game against Brown Mackie, the Barton Lady Cougars had scored 53 points, which was 2 more than they had scored the entire game and overtime period the night before in a 55-51 loss to a 1-7 Hesston team. Barton bounced back from that loss in a big way Saturday, beating Brown Mackie 63-48 at the Yost Center in Hesston.
Erin Copeland, a game time decision due to an injury suffered the night before, scored a career high 11 points, all in the first half as the Lady Cougars beat the 12th ranked team in NJCAA Division II basketball. Dionne Harris, who missed the Hesston game due to a one game league mandated suspension, scored 17 points to help BCC improve to 8-3 on the season.
Barton is back in action Tuesday night as they travel to Neosho, Missouri to take on Crowder College. Friday and Saturday the Lady Cougars play in the Barton Classic with games scheduled for 5:00 p.m. both nights. Friday Barton plays Fort Scott before hosting 9th ranked Independence on Saturday.