It wasn't the gun-and-gun-type of basketball game the Barton Community College wanted, but it was a victory nonetheless for the 19th-ranked Cougars on Wednesday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
It wasn't a pretty Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division tilt.
Long losing streaks aren't commonplace for the Barton Community College Lady Cougars this basketball season.
The Barton Community College softball team opened the season Tuesday at Cougar Fields with a pair of losses to Cloud County.
GARDEN CITY - Struggling for a better part of 29-plus minutes, the ebb-and-flow didn't come to the Barton Community College Lady Cougars on Saturday night until just under 11 minutes remained.
GARDEN CITY - In a wild and woolly Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division clash, Barton and Garden City squared off Saturday night in what turned out to be a double-deep-dish overtime thriller.
The Barton Community College Cougars are ranked No. 13 in the latest NJCAA poll, owning a 21-3 record, including 7-3 for sole possession of second place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division standings.
There it was, a milestone victory, lost in the rubble of an 83-81 Barton Community College cliffhanger over Dodge City, where the Conquistadors misfired just before the buzzer and had a putback go in that wouldn't count.
After the Barton Community College women's basketball team's dismantling of Dodge City on Wednesday night 76-55, Lady Cougars head coach Darin Spence said that his team has been growing.
Sometimes it's all about survival.
The game started the same as any other conference game at Kirkman Activity Center has for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.
Coming off a second-half surge that led the Barton Community College Lady Cougars past No. 6-ranked Seward County on Saturday 62-57, the women's basketball team will play host to Dodge City.
Don't be surprised if you see a re-energized basketball team tonight when the No. 13-rated Barton Cougars host Dodge City in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division action. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 after the women's game inside Kirkman Activity Center.
LIBERAL - Down 17 points in the second half, the No. 9-ranked Barton Community College Cougars rallied with 10 unanswered points on Saturday night.
LIBERAL - The Barton Community College women's basketball team refused to lose on this night.