Larks take down Brown Mackie; move into first-place tie in Region VI

The Hesston College men’s basketball team continued its second-half surge in a huge way on Wednesday, Feb. 12, as the Larks earned a statement 82-78 win over rival and nationally-ranked Brown Mackie College (Salina). 

Darrion Martin (Houston) led with 25 points. Beau Palmer (Oklahoma City) added 14, while Jordan Tanner (Houston) and Malcolm Mann (Plano, Texas) each scored 12. Eyan Roth (Hesston, Kan.) scored 10. 

After starting the season with a 4-15 record including an 0-2 region mark, Hesston has won five of its last six, including a pair of overtime region wins to improve to 9-16 overall (4-2 in Region VI). Hesston is now tied with BMC atop Region VI. 

The Larks travel to Johnson County CC (Overland Park, Kan.) for a 4 p.m. tip on Saturday, Feb. 15.