KCKCC WOMEN ROLL 67-60; HOST NO. 5 RANKED JCCC WEDNESDAY
Clearing yet another road hurdle with a 67-60 win at Fort Scott Monday night, Kansas City Kansas Community College gets a home shot at two of the top five Division II women's basketball team in the nation this week.
It all starts Wednesday when the Lady Blue Devils (21-4) host No. 5 ranked Johnson County (24-1) at 5 p.m. followed by a Saturday home contest with No. 2 Highland (24-1) at 2 p.m. Men's games will follow each day.
The Lady Blue Devils (3-2) had to overcome frigid shooting for the 67-60 win at Fort Scott to pull to within a game of JCCC (4-1) for second place in the Jayhawk Division II race..
Balance was again the key for the KCKCC women, who had four players in double figures led by Iland Shurn and Janai Mitchell, both of whom had double doubles. Shurn led with 17 points and a game high 11 rebounds; Mitchell had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rashaun Casey added 13 points and six rebounds, Julia Garrard 10 points and Imani White seven rebounds.
While shooting only 32.9 percent for the game, the Blue Devils were able to build a 32-23 halftime lead by holding the Lady Greyhounds to just 8 of 29 shots for 27.6 percent. The Blue Devils also had a 55-45 command of the rebounding and forced 22 turnovers although committing 17 of their own.