In one of the more impressive halves of the season, the Barton Community College men’s basketball team dominated the action Friday night in Hesston’s Yost Center with a 101-70 victory at Hesston College. The Cougars built a 20-10 lead in the first five minutes then broke open the game with a 24-2 run in the next five minutes going on to lead 66-34 at the halftime break. Expanding the lead out to thirty-seven behind consecutive alley-oop dunks by Damarco White from Ahmad Walker dimes, Barton coasted the remaining nine minutes to win its fifth straight improving to 7-1 on the season while sending Hesston to the .500 mark at 5-5. Barton’s next action will come next Tuesday in a 7:30 p.m. contest at the Barton Gym against the junior varsity squad from McPherson College before setting sights on next weekend’s Best Western Angus Inn and Cougar Booster Club Thanksgiving Classic.
Khalil Gracey knocking down five treys accounting for a team high seventeen points led five Cougars in double-digit scoring as all Barton players reached the scoring column. Scoring the Cougars’ first four points Ahmad Walker finished with fifteen while earning team high assist honors including the two highlight reel alley-oop passes to White. Jalin Barnes dropped in all thirteen of his points in first half action while Kenny Enoch and Christian Smith each finished with twelve points.
Hesston had only two players reach the double digit mark led by Jordan Tanner’s eighteen while Cody Halvorson finished with eleven.