An 18-0 second-half run helped McCook Community College post a 99-78 win over Central Community College at Raider Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
The Raiders were within five points when the Indians rattled off the big run, which was powered by three-point buckets. In all, MCC tallied 13 three-pointers on the night.
“The guys competed for about 30 minutes,” said CCC head coach Jerry Drymon. “One of the things we have focused on over the past week is just play hard. I’m proud of the guys for the things we’ve asked them to do, they’ve done.”
The loss gives the Raiders a season mark of 1-7.
Up next, CCC will travel to Southwestern Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Southwestern defeated CCC, 71-68, on Nov. 17 at Raider Fieldhouse. Tip-off for Tuesday’s contest is at 7 p.m.
The Central Community College women’s basketball team lost to McCook Community College, 81-57, on Tuesday night at Raider Fieldhouse.
The first half was close as the Indians led at halftime, 31-27. In the second half, MCC built a 26-point lead on the strength of a 17-3 run.
“We were kind of sluggish and I think we were ready for Thanksgiving break,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “They had some really good pressure on us and we hadn’t seen that all year. We just couldn’t get into the flow of the game.”
Day zchay lon Gardner was the only CCC player to post double-digit scoring with 12 points. Anna Sanjuan led MCC with 14 points.
With the loss, the Raiders are now 2-6 on the season.
CCC will be back at Raider Fieldhouse for its next contest on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Southwestern Community College is the opponent and tip-off is set for 6 p.m.