Cloud County Athletics
CONCORDIA – Main by simply seven factors at halftime, the Cloud County Neighborhood Faculty girls’s basketball staff would outscore visiting Colby Neighborhood Faculty 43-23 within the second half for a 76-49 dwelling win at Arley Bryant Gymnasium on Saturday.
With its ninth dwelling win of the yr, Cloud County improved to 12-6 general and 7-5 within the Kansas Jayhawk Neighborhood Faculty whereas the Trojans suffered their sixteenth straight loss to fall to 1-16 general and 0 -12 in KJCCC. .
Turning to freshman Maimouna Sissoko within the opening minutes of the sport, the T-Birds would rating 5 of the primary six factors as Sissoko scored all 5 factors earlier than Tereia Steward’s layup from Kayla Horton put CCCC up 7-1 by the 4th : 57 left within the first quarter. After Steward’s layup, Colby would reply by scoring seven of the subsequent 9 factors with 4 of the seven coming from the charity stripe to get inside one level at 7-6 and again to 9-8. The rating would ultimately be tied at 10-10 with 2:04 left within the first quarter earlier than the Trojans would take their first lead of the sport on a steal and layup as Colby scored 12 of the ultimate 17 factors of the primary quarter to carry on. 13-12 lead heading into the second.
On the lookout for their first discipline purpose because the 3:14 mark of the primary quarter, Cloud County would break a five-minute streak as Steward would hit a 3 off a Jessi Brummett go that might put the T-Birds again on high at 15-13. Colby would tie issues up simply over a minute afterward a layup earlier than seeing Cloud County get layups from each Alize Ruiz and Maimouna Sissoko to begin an 11-3 run to go up 26-18 halfway by way of the second quarter. The run for the T-Birds would proceed as seven of the subsequent 9 factors would even be scored by Cloud County to take its largest lead of the primary half, 33-20 with 3:14 left earlier than halftime as Colby would as soon as once more discover strategy to finish the quarter on a excessive notice by scoring the final six factors to chop the result in seven at 33-26.
Spending little time to begin the second half, Cloud County would create a Colby turnover that might result in a Sissoko layup because the T-Birds would rating the primary 10 factors of the third quarter and return up by double digits to take a 43-26 lead. A four-plus minute scoring drought to begin the second half would finish for the Trojans on the 5:59 mark of the quarter on a Jayla Pattern free throw, however it might proceed to be the Cloud County offense that might shine with seven of the subsequent 9 factors to take the lead his over the 20 level mark. Understanding to a cushty lead, the T-Birds would proceed to construct momentum on offense by matching Colby’s discipline targets with threes in the long run of the court docket to ultimately take a 56-36 lead into the fourth.
Pushing their result in 25 within the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, Cloud County would be sure that Colby wouldn’t have a comeback alternative as each the defensive and offensive sides of the ball would proceed to work effectively. For the third quarter in a row, Cloud County would handle to place up over 20 factors within the quarter, however maintain Colby to simply 13 because the lead would stretch to as many as 29 within the remaining minute earlier than ultimately closing out to 27 factors. .
After going three-for-16 (18.75 %) from the sector within the first quarter, Cloud County would bounce again and end the sport 29-of-66 (43.9 %) from the ground whereas hitting seven-of-22 (31.8 %). of his three-point makes an attempt. Free throw capturing would additionally look robust for the T-Birds with an 11-of-14 (78.6 %) efficiency that might work nicely with a 41-33 benefit in rebounds and an 18-6 benefit in factors off turnovers.
Main all scorers within the contest could be Alize Ruiz’s 19 factors to associate with 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the yr as all 10 gamers who performed for Cloud County would rating. The T-Birds would additionally get 13 factors every from Horton, Sissoko and Steward, with Sissoko grabbing six rebounds and two steals. Colby would have 18 factors apiece from Pattern and Peyton Pinkney as no different participant had greater than six for the Trojans.
Cloud County will make the lengthy journey west to Goodland, Kansas on Wednesday for a 5:30 pm Mountain Time tip-off with Northwest Kansas Technical Faculty. The Mavericks have been in Coffeyville, Kansas over the weekend and misplaced a 59-47 street sport to the Crimson Ravens, dropping to 5-11 general and 1-11 in convention play. Within the earlier assembly this season at Concordia, Cloud County beat the Mavericks 77-35 within the convention opener for each squads.