FORT SCOTT OVERCOMES ONE OF KCKCC's BEST SHOOTING EFFORTS
Kansas City Kansas Community College had one of its best shooting performances of the season but it still wasn't enough at Fort Scott Wednesday night.
Hitting 17-of-25 second half shots for a sizzling 68 percent, the Greyhounds held on for an 84-79 win in a game that saw both teams hit more than half of their shots in each half.
KCKCC was 13-of-24 for 54.2 percent the first half, 14-of-27 (.519) the second half and finished with 27-of-51 for a crisp 52.9 percent. The Greyhounds, however, were even better, missing only 22 of 53 shots for 58.5 percent.
Xavier Hunter, a 6-0 freshman guard from Oklahoma City, did the most damage, hitting 13-of-17 shots in a 36-point performance while 6-7 Dalton Rose had six 3-pointers for 18 points. Both teams had 10 3-pointers with Fort Scott 10-of-18 for 55.6 percent.
CJ Vallejo led KCKCC with a double double, scoring 25 points and grabbing a game high 10 rebounds. Five of his field goals came on 3-pointers while Dehven Talley had three in a 12-point performance. Austin Hall added 10 points, Joe Lendway nine and Roberto Hernandez and Babajide Aina eight each for the Blue Devils, who trailed 39-38 at the half.
The loss left the Blue Devils at 13-8 heading into a road game at Johnson County (12-10) Saturday at 4 p.m.