GREAT BEND, Kan — Both Northwest Tech basketball teams were handed losses by the Barton Cougars on Wednesday night but in much different fashions. Women falling 73-38 and the men losing 97-74.
LADY MAVS 38 LADY COUGARS 73
Not much, if anything went well for the Lady Mav’s on Wednesday as they got down early and could never recover suffering their worst loss in Jayhawk League play.
It all started in the first quarter where Northwest only made one field goal and a foul shot for a total of three points. Barton didn’t start out hot either on the offensive end but put it together late in the period to lead 16-3 at the end off the first quarter. That would get the tone for most of the game as Barton would continue to find confidence on the offensive end scoring 25 points in the period and would lead 43-15 at half. 15 points scored was a season-low for Tech who shot just 22-percent for the half.
The second half was pretty much a duplicate of the first as Barton continued to dominate while Northwest could not find it’s offense. Tech only scored nine points in the third quarter while Barton poured in 21 points to lead 62-24. The fourth was the only quarter that the Lady Mav’s won outscoring the Cougars 14 to 11. But in the end it was all Barton winning 73-38.
Tech shot just 26-percent from the floor and made just four of 26 three pointers as they lost for the seventh straight time to Barton and dropped their second straight game overall. Zan White was the lone bright spot for the Tech scoring a team best 15 points and making three, three point shots.
Barton had every girls score except for one led by D’Shonda Hunt who had 17 points and 10 rebounds recording her third career double-double. Queen Ulabo was the only other Cougar in double figures with 13 points to go along with seven rebounds. Barton dominated the glass as well 57-34.
Northwest Tech is now 7-12 overall & 3-8 in KJCCC play. Barton imported to 11-9 overall & 7-4 in league play.
Coach Brock Kimball Postgame
MAVERICKS 74 COUGARS 97
The Northwest Tech men might have played their most complete 40 minutes of basketball on the season but it still resulted in a 20-plus point loss.
The Mavericks came out playing well on both ends with solid defense leading to good offensive possessions resulting in an early lead 13 to 9. Both teams would go back forth with Tech leading at the media timeout 26-23 and the game would remain on that trend to halftime with Northwest leading by one 43-42 thanks mostly to them making eight three pointers.
The first ten minutes of the second half played a lot like the first, a back and forth affair, but with 12 minutes left in the game Barton got into the bonus and from that point forward, starting to pull away thanks to free throw attempts and makes. Tech’s three point shooting cooled off mostly due to limited attempts and even though they only trailed by eight with just under six minutes they could not get back in the game as Barton closed the game on a 18-3 run to get the 97-74 win.
Barton dominated in almost every team category including 41-29 in rebounding, 52-20 in points in the point and had 29 points off 20 Tech turnovers. Five Barton players score ten or more points led by 20 from Desean Munson. Anthony Enneking recorded his first career double-double with 15 points & 10 rebounds as Barton won for seventh time over Northwest Tech and or the fifth time in a row.
Tech got of its better performances of the season out of Ian Hardy who led NWKTC with 18 points. CJ Rosser added 13 and Pierles Brown had 10 points. Mavericks as a team made 12 of 26 three pointers but only made 12 of 22 foul shots.
The loss was the Mavericks 11th in a row as they dropped to 2-16 overall & 0-11 in league play. Barton, remains tied for first in the Jayhawk West with Colby improving to 16-4 overall & 8-3 in conference.
Coach Nate Padia Postgame
UP NEXT: Northwest Tech will host Pratt on Saturday at the Max Jones Field House starting gat 1 MT. While Barton will host Seward County on Saturday as well.