Pratt pulls away late, upsets #17 Barton

Pratt pulls away late, upsets #17 Barton

PRATT, Kan.- The Beavers defining win of the 2019-20 season thus far, Coach Flynn's energetic bunch rolled by #17 Barton by a score of 91-80.

Jamel Horton was the key cog in the lethal Pratt offensive attack, finishing with a career-high 33 points. The native New Yorker was a 9-14 from the field, including 3-4 from behind the three-point line. Horton also added seven assists, six rebounds and three steals to an impressive stat line. Harrison Eghan came off the bench to provide a career-high in points as well with 16 (7-9). He also snagged seven rebounds.

Deontae Davis and Drew Honas also posted double-figures for the Beavers, finishing with 14 and 10 points respectively. 

Pratt finished an impressive 50 percent from the field (29-58), while doing enough on the defensive end to stifle the Barton offense. The Cougars shot only 35 percent (24-68), including 21 percent from three-point range (4-19). 

Carrying a six-point lead into the halftime break, the Beavers saw the tide turn in the midway through the second-half. Jumping out to a game-high 16-point lead with just under nine minutes remaining, the Beavers never allowed the Cougars to find any semblance of momentum. 

Now 10-7 overall and 4-4 in the KJCCC, Pratt will hit the road on Wednesday to play Seward County at 8 PM.