HUTCHINSON - In a historic week for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division-I basketball ranks, Barton Community College tried to pull a comeback for the ages on Wednesday night at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Just five days removed from the holiday break, the Barton Community College track and field teams opened their indoor season this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational, which was held on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference commissioner Bryce Roderick is going to be in attendance for Barton's game with the Butler Grizzlies, which is set for Saturday night at Kirkman Activity Center. The women's game tips off at 5:30, followed by the men's game at 7:30.
Shooting guard Kevin Kuteyi gives the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Community College men's basketball team's three-pronged guard attack - featuring Al Key, Turon Parker and Andell Cumberbatch - yet another dimension on the perimeter.
It was the first basketball game ever on Barton Community College's new LT & Sheila Fleske court, and it was the Lady Cougars' first home Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division tilt of the season.
LIBERAL - After falling to two-time defending Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division champion Seward in the league opener in each of the last three seasons, the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars got it right this time around.