GREAT BEND — The Cowley College men’s basketball team surpassed the 100-point plateau for a school-record 10th time Saturday, picking up a 122-112 road victory at Barton.

The Tigers (10-2, 2-0 Jayhawk East) won their fourth in a row.

Cowley led by as many as 14 points, 31-17, following a 3-pointer by freshman Cevin Clark, but the Grizzlies (8-2, 0-1 Jayhawk West) pulled to within 58-56 at halftime.

The second half featured extensive scoring runs from both teams.

Trailing 81-80, the Tigers scored 11 straight points in a two-minute span to lead 91-81. However, Barton scored the next nine points to pull to within one with 7:28 left.

Clinging to a 109-104 lead, Cowley sophomore Isaac Nwosu made a jumper to increase the lead to 111-104 with 1:29 remaining, and the Tigers made their free throws down the stretch.

The 122 points were the second-most ever scored against Barton.

“This was a huge game against a really good team,” Cowley coach Tommy DeSalme said. “Not a lot of people are going to go into Barton and win. We took a big step and really played well the last 10 minutes.”

Cowley freshman Mike’l Henderson led six Tigers in double figures with 23 points and seven assists. Eleven Tigers scored in the win.

“All of our guys can play, which gives us a real strength,” DeSalme said.

Nwosu added 19 points and five rebounds, while Deng Bol went 9 of 9 from the floor and finished with a season-high 20 points.

“Julius took over for a stretch there in the second half and Deng is a stabilizing influence that puts us at ease when he is on the court,” DeSalme said.

Justin Harmon led the Cougars with a game-high 26 points, but the Barton bench was outscored 46-20.

The Tigers return home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Pratt (6-4, 0-1 Jayhawk West).

“It should be another really good game,” DeSalme said. “We want to make them play at our pace.”

 

Cowley 122, Barton 112

COWLEY (10-2, 2-0)

Mike’l Henderson 9-20 4-5 23, Deng Bol 9-9 2-2 20, Cevin Clark 3-8 3-4 12, Will Mangum 1-3 0-0 2, Julius Nwosu 7-15 5-9 19, Martaveon Jones 4-6 4-4 15, Moses Nuangki 0-0 1-2 1, Moun’tae Edmundson 0-1 0-0 0, Shemarri Allen 5-9 0-0 11, Dalen Ridgnal 3-9 1-2 9, Malik Coats 1-1 0-0 2, Jacquez Yow 3-5 2-3 8, Biar Garang 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-87 22-31 122.

BARTON (8-2, 0-1)

Justin Harmon 8-13 9-11 26, Desean Munson 8-10 4-4 20, Jaheim Holden 8-14 8-15 25, Martin Vogts 3-12 7-8 14, Anthony Atkinson-Enneking 3-4 0-0 7, Demarcus Morris 0-0 3-4 3, Keandre Bowles 1-3 0-0 2, Diovante Caldwell 1-9 5-7 7, Demetrius Douglas 0-1 0-0 0, Mavrick Gildyard 2-4 4-4 8. Totals 34-70 40-53 112.

 

Halftime: Cowley 58-56. 3-Point goals: Cowley 10-34 (Clark 3-7, Jones 3-4, Ridgnal 2-6, Henderson 1-8, Allen 1-3, Nwosu 0-3, Mangum 0-2, Edmundson 0-1); Barton 4-13 (Vogts 1-4, Atkinson-Enneking 1-2, Holden 1-1, Harmon 1-1, Caldwell 0-4, Bowles 0-1). Rebounds: Cowley 42 (Allen 6, Ridgnal 6); Barton 45 (Munson 16). Assists: Cowley 19 (Henderson 7); Barton 15 (Caldwell 6). Turnovers: Cowley 21, Barton 28. Fouled out: Clark, Nwosu, Munson, Holden. Total fouls: Cowley 39, Barton 26. Technicals: Jones, Yow, Munson, Barton team.

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