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No. 2 Cougars sweep Red Ravens

COFFEYVILLE – No. 2 ranked Barton Community College roared to an 18-point edge and coasted past Coffeyville Community College 98-87 in Saturday’s Jayhawk Conference basketball showdown.

Barton (24-1, 19-1 Jayhawk) has won a school record 16 consecutive league games while moving two games ahead of Cowley (22-4, 17-3 Jayhawk)

The Cougars' magic number to clinch a trip to the NJCAA Tournament is a combination of three wins/or losses by Cowley/Hutchinson. The Red Ravens drop to 10-15, 6-13 Jayhawk.

Barton plays Garden City at home Saturday.

Barton's Ring Malith scored a game high 24 points on 5-of-8 made behind the arc.

Lajae Jones added 23 points on 11-of-17 shooting while hauling in 15 rebounds for his 10th double-double.

Cooper Jackson contributed 15 points behind 5-of-8 shooting none bigger than a corner three-pointer pushing Barton's lead back to double-digits with 91 seconds remaining.

Fawaz Surakat scored a career high 10 points to lead Barton's 25-7 edge in bench production. Keandre Kindell added seven, Christian Bowen-Webb five and Brent Moss scoring three.

Moving into the top-5 career assists charts on Wednesday night, Mozae Downing-Rivers surpassed Algie Key's 4th most 315 assists, distributing a game high 12 with four rebounds and three points.

Coffeyville's Brian Griffith (18), Jahni Summers (18), Cris Carroll (15) with 13 rebounds and Jayven Cofer (15).

Going blow for blow through the opening 10-minutes, the Cougars pieced together a 13-0 run sparked in the midst of Surakat's personal 6-0 stretch building up a nine-point lead that would eventually settle for a 49-39 halftime lead.

Stretching the lead to as many as 13 early in the second half, Barton would see the lead evaporate with the Red Ravens rattling off eight straight giving Coffeyville a 58-57 lead. 

The Cougars outscored the Red Ravens 21-2 behind four long distance splashes from Malith for a 78-60 lead.

Barton shot 48% and the Red Ravens 49%. The Red Ravens shot a sizzling 56% (14-of-25) while the Cougars rang in 41.7% (10-of-24) from 3-point range.

CJ Smith concluded the double figure scoring for the Red Ravens with 14 points.

NOTES—Barton swept Coffeyville for the first time. The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 games in the series. Barton leads 23-19 with Coffeyville holding an 8-5 edge at home.

Barton 49 49 – 98

Coffeyville 39 48 – 87

BARTON (24-1, 18-1)–Malith 8-18 3-4 24, Jones 11-17 0-0 23, Jackson 5-8 3-4 15, Surakat 4-5 2-2 10, Thompson 4-7 0-1 8, Kindell 3-8 0-0 7,  Bowen-Webb 1-4 2-2 5, Moss 1-4 1-2 3, Downing-Rivers 1-8 1-1 3, Totals 38-79 12-16 98.

COFFEYVILLE (10-15, 6-13)—Griffith 5-12 4-5 18, Summers 6-14 5-6 18, Carroll 5-12 2-4 15, Cofer 5-7 1-1 15, Smith 4-7 45-6 14, Cole 2-3 0-0 4, Kemboi 1-2 0-0 3, Totals 28-57 17-22 87

3-pointers—BC 10-24 (Malith 5-8, Jackson 2-4, Kindell 1-2, Bowen-Webb 1-4, Jones 1-4, Downing-Rivers 0-2); C 14-25 (Cofer 4-5, Griffith 4-8, Carroll 3-4, Kemboi 1-1, Smith 1-2, Summers 1-5). Rebounds—BC 46 (Jones 15); C 29  (Carroll 13). Assists —BC 21 (Downing-Rivers 12);  C 18 (Carroll 8). Steals—BC 6 (Jones 3); C 3 (Cofer 2). TO—BC 4, C 11.

JAYHAWK MEN

Barton 19-1 25-1

Cowley 17-3 22-4

Hutchinson 16-3 20-4

Butler 15-4 20-5

Cloud 12-7 17-8

Garden City 12-8 16-10

NW Tech 7-12 11-14

Dodge City 7-13 9-17

Coffeyville 6-13 10-15

Colby 5-14 9-17

Pratt 5-14 7-17

Seward 4-15 6-19  

Independence 0-18 1-23

2-17—Barton 98, Coffeyville 87; Butler 85, Hutchinson 74; NW Tech 89, Dodge City 88; Garden City 81, Seward 71; Cloud 110, Independence 66

2-18—Cowley 81, Colby 71

2-21—Colby at Butler; Coffeyville at Garden City; Indy at Cowley; Seward at Dodge City; Pratt at Cloud; Hutchinson at NW Tech