With the Jayhawk West title pretty much out of reach the focus for the Barton Community College women's basketball team has turned to finishing in the top four in the Jayhawk West and with it a home game to start Region VI play.
This past weekend marked the halfway point of the indoor season for the Barton Community College women's track team. The Cougars traveled to Lubbock, Texas for the Masked Rider Invitational on the campus of Texas Tech University.
The Indoor track season continues to produce NJCAA qualifiers for the Barton Community College men's track team with another dozen earning a spot this past weekend at the Masked Rider Open on the campus of Texas Tech University.
No doubt winning at the Green House was going to be a tough task. Much like its most recent road trip to Arley Bryant Gym in Concordia, the Barton Community College women's basketball team had not won in the building since 2007.
That mid-conference grind. The time of the schedule where the early conference pep is gone and the closing excitement is still a few games away. It is the time of the year teams have to dig down and just grind.
The bus ride home from Concordia has not involved much celebrating. In fact, it had been seven years since the Barton Community College women's basketball team enjoyed the ride back to Great Bend following a win over Cloud County.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
It was another banner day on the track for Barton Community College standout Lydia Mato. The sophomore shattered the Barton women's record for the 5000m indoor by an astonishing 16 seconds to lead the Cougars during the Holiday Inn Invitational on the campus of the University of Nebraska.