KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The KCKCC men's basketball team extended its winning streak with a 71-63 win over Highland CC today inside the KCKCC Fieldhouse, led by a season-high 22 points from Joshua Dames.
The Blue Devils are now 18-7 overall and 9-1 in the KJCCC.
It was a balanced effort back-and-forth in the early going, but the Blue Devils were able to get out to a 13-5 lead in the opening minutes after a three-pointer by Joshua Butler. Highland managed to cut the deficit to two points, but Dames, Keondre Brown and Bryce Johnson picked up some baskets to give the Blue Devils the go ahead 13-point lead. KCKCC would take a 43-33 lead into the locker room at halftime, before facing a comeback attempt from the Scotties. Highland would prevail for a bit in the second half as they went on a 12-9 run making it 52-45 KCKCC with 12:53 to play.
A three-point basket from Dames put the team up 65-53 with under five minutes left later on and the Blue Devils would hold on down the stretch to come out on top for their fifth straight win of the season.
Butler (9), Bradley Lightbourne (8) and Howlett (8) were next in line in the points department for the team.
The Blue Devils will return to action on Monday for a road trip to JCCC. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.