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Barton CC’s Thompson Garners Week 14 KJCCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week


GREAT BEND, Kan. ( – Myles Thompson of the top ranked Barton Community College men’s basketball team has been tabbed as the Week 14 Division I KJCCC Player of the Week.

Thompson nearly recorded his sixth double-double of the season in Barton’s lone game of the week. Thompson finished with 15 points on 46.6 percent shooting with some key buckets down the stretch, but none bigger than his fourth offensive and ninth rebound hauled in forcing the Broncbusters to foul late. Going unnoticed on the stat sheet, the sophomore also drew a late game player control foul as the then-2nd ranked Cougars ran their winning streak to 17-straight with a 70-68 win.

The award marks Thompson’s second of the year and the teams fifth overall award.

Two games up with three to play in the conference standings at 20-1, Barton has one regular season home contest left in between a pair of road contests in the hunt for its first conference title since the 2008-09 season.

The Cougars’ quest for the title with the nation’s top ranked bullseye attached begins Wednesday in a 7:30 p.m. tip at Dodge City Community College, a contest if victorious would secure at least a share of the title.

Looming next is Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. hosting of the Blue Dragons on “Pink Out Night” with sophomore recognition taking place in between the women’s and men’s contests.