The Barton Community College men’s basketball picked up a pair of wins this weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to close out the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule. The Cougars opened the Kalamazoo Christmas Classic Friday evening defeating the host Kalamazoo Valley Community College 83-66 then with a quick turnaround for Saturday’s 1:00 p.m. game blew out Kellogg Community College 94-66. Barton improves to 12-2 heading into conference play slated January 3 as the Cougars host defending Jayhawk Conference champions Seward County Community College in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off at the Barton Gym.
Ahmad Walker posted his second double-double of the season as the sophomore led four Cougars in double-digit scoring in the victory over Kalamazoo. Walker scored nineteen points grabbing eleven rebounds while dishing out a team high six assists and tying for team honors with three steals. Kenny Enoch dropped in fifteen while Tyrone Acuff and Jalin Barnes each added eleven to go along with three steals each tying Walker for team high.
Jacob Watts-Jenkins came off the bench to lead the Cougars of Kalamazoo Valley with twelve points. Terry Davis and Brian Harris each added ten with Tevis Robinson grabbing a game high twelve rebounds.
In Saturday’s victory over Kellogg, five Cougars reached double-digits. Kenny Enoch, who was 7-13 behind the arch for the Classic knocked down 5-of-10 on Saturday for a team high twenty-one points. Walker had another all-around game posting his second straight double-double with consecutive nineteen point games and grabbing a career high twelve rebounds and dishing out another team high six assists. Khalil Gracey added eighteen off the bench while Jalin Barnes and Tyrone Acuff contributed eleven and ten points respectively.
Angus Bennett led Kellogg with seventeen and team high nine rebounds while Curtis Trigg an, Mafiaion Joyner, and Jalen Owens each added ten.