The talent and depth of the Barton Community College men’s basketball team took its toll Saturday night on the undermanned Pure Prep Academy team as the Cougars ran away with a 103-52 victory. Barton never trailed in the contest building an eighteen point halftime advantage then outscoring Pure Prep by twenty-three in second half action in cruising to the win. Barton will join their women counterparts in making a trip to Dodge City next weekend for the Conq Classic. Barton will again play Fort Scott Community College, who they defeated 97-76 to open the season, at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Civic Center before taking on No. 19 ranked State Fair Community College at the same start time on Saturday.
Kenny Enoch followed his season opening seventeen points to lead the Cougars with eighteen while just missing a double-double performance with a team high nine rebounds. Christian Smith came off the bench to knock down 5-of-8 three-pointers to score fifteen points as the Cougars hit 10-of-25 from behind the arc for the game. Jalin Barnes added fourteen points with Khalil Gracey‘s ten points and eight rebounds coming off the bench.
After scoring twenty points on Friday, Deon Baldwin led two Pure Prep players in double digits with fifteen and dished out a team high four assists. Mario Manuel, who scored eleven the previous night, scored twelve and again led the team with seven rebounds.
Dodge City Community College moved to 2-0 on the season pulling away from Fort Scott Community College 69-43 in the earlier men’s Classic game. For the second consecutive game George Brock came off the bench to lead the Conquistadors with fourteen points as four players reached double figures. Payton Pervier recorded his first double-double of the season scoring twelve and grabbing ten rebounds while rejecting four shots. LaDamion Keys scored eleven points and nine rebounds coming off the bend while Jaylen Tucker added ten with eight rebounds. Brett O’Neill again led Dodge City in assists dishing out four.
Will Harrington was the lone Greyhound to reach double figures scoring twenty while also recording a double-double grabbing ten rebounds.