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.
After knocking off a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division foe on the road for the second straight Wednesday night, the No. 9-ranked Barton Community College Cougars moved into a first-place tie in the standings with Seward County and Cloud County.
The first half of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division basketball season has been completed.
CONCORDIA - Although it didn't translate into a victory, Barton Community College head women's basketball coach Darin Spence said his team's passion returned to the hardwood.
CONCORDIA - It was fast and it was furious, just as advertised.
Algie Key is quickly establishing himself as one of the top freshman guards in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Arley Bryant Gymnasium has been the site of some thrilling games between Barton Community College and Cloud County over the years. Several of those high-scoring affairs.
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.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
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.
Finally a game against a team not ranked in the Top 10. And with it finally a win snapping a 4-game losing streak.
Another meet and a growing list of qualifiers. That is the strategy for the Barton Community College men's indoor track team and it worked perfectly this past weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
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.
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