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Cougars add game to schedule
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The Barton Community College men’s basketball team picked up another game this season.
The Cougars will host Kansas State University-Salina on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
Barton has turned the game into a canned food drive, asking for a canned food item for admission.
Cougars head coach Craig Fletchall said that getting another game on the schedule was always the goal, but since one closer to the conference season was unavailable, Barton chose to play this week.
“We were short a game of our allotted 30,” Fletchall said. “We were hoping to get a game in early January before conference, but no one would play.
“It’s a long week before final exams, so we want to stay somewhat fresh. Plus we’d like to give back to the community during this holiday season through the food bank donation.”
Barton is coming off a wild win against Independence.
After rallying to force the game into double overtime, sophomore guard Tyler Corley dropped in a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Cougars a 112-111 victory.
Barton is 9-4 on the season.
Darius Gibson leads the Cougars with 18.5 points per game.
Corley is the No. 2 scorer with 15.4 points per game.
After Thursday’s game, Barton hosts Hesston on Monday to close out play before the holiday break.