Beavers Wins 2 at Barton County Classic
The PCC Men’s Basketball team traveled to Great Bend on Dec. 2 and 3 for match-ups with Brown Mackie College and Ft. Scott Community College. Since we don’t play well with a lead, we decided to come out sluggish against a feisty Brown Mackie squad on Friday afternoon, and found ourselves down nine points midway through the first half. Lack of intensity on the defensive end, and poor passing offensively were mostly to blame, but reversing those two aspects of our play were the main reasons for our comeback. We went into the half tied, and slowly built a lead that was approaching twenty points in the second half before the final score settled in at 83-68 in favor of the Pratt Beavers. Bryton Hobbs led the way offensively with 26 points and seven assists, and Trae Beck, Josh May, and Armani Brown also did their part in contributing double-digits points. Tayler Rock and Josh May finished with eight and nine rebounds respectively, and their work on the boards helped hold off an athletic Brown Mackie squad. We rode home with a 7-4 record that night.
The following day we trekked back to Barton County Community College and played a game more resembling of us this year. We started off on fire against the Ft. Scott Greyhounds zone defense and went into the half up 19 points. Once again, we decided our lead was big enough, and put it on cruise for the second half. Luckily, Armani Brown couldn’t miss, and every pass Bryton Hobbs made on Saturday seemingly resulted in a basket, and the Beavers withstood a couple runs to end the game 83-62. Armani Brown led all scorers and rebounders in the first start of his college career with 30 and 10 respectively, and two of those points came on an ESPN Top Ten type of alley-oop dunk. Bryton Hobbs is starting to figure out the true role of a point guard, and he finished with an amazing 15 assists, which made his coach very happy. Trae Beck hit four 3-point shots in another day at the office for him, and your Fighting Beavers cruised back home with a record of 8-4.
The Men's Basketball team will close out the fall semester on Sat., Dec. 10 at home against Cowley County Community College at 8 p.m. after the girl's game that begins at 6 p.m., and we’ll need all the support we can get in our attempt at revenge for blowing a 21 point lead last week in Arkansas City.