Cougar basketball enters national rankings, defeat McPherson College JV

Carl Wallace blows past a McPherson College JV defender in first half actionMaking its debut in the recently released NJCAA Division I national poll, the No. 16 Barton Community College men’s basketball team shook off a pesky McPherson College Junior Varsity for a 94-54 victory Tuesday night at the Barton Gym.  The 10-0 Cougar men, along with the Lady Cougar basketball team, will play a couple of games this weekend in the Hesston Classic.  On Friday both teams will take on the host Hesston College in 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. games respectively.  The Barton-Hesston men’s game will be a rematch of the Cougar’s 112-65 win back on November 3.   On Saturday the Lady Cougars will play Brown Mackie College at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Cougar men taking on Northern Oklahoma College-Enid at 4:00 pm.

Dwayne Brunson led all scorers with 26 points and 12 rebounds in only twenty-one minutes of action.  Brunson, who also had four blocks in the game, scored twenty two and grabbed ten rebounds in the first half.

Joining Brunson in double digit scoring was Andell Cumberbatch with 13 points, while Julian Rose and Darius Hill each contributed 11.  Barton suited up eleven players with all but one getting into the scoring the column. 

McPherson’s Cord Cunningham was the only Bulldog in double-digit scoring with 12.  Macksville’s Derek Bevan led McPherson in rebounding with nine as he also contributed seven points, four assists, and four blocks. 

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Released: November 23, 2011

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