Perfect through three games at home following an 86-41 win over Central Methodist JV Tuesday night, Kansas City Kansas Community College's Lady Blue Devils take to the road for the first time with games tonight and Saturday.
The Blue Devils' road trips will take them to North Central in Trenton today at 5:30 p.m. and then to North Arkansas Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest before returning home for the annual Keith Lindsey Classic Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14.
Despite frigid three-point shooting in the opening half – one of 10 – the Blue Devils still opened a 19-7 first quarter lead and stretched it to 45-19 at halftime in the win over Central Methodist. The perimeter shooting got better the second half (7 of 18) as the Blue Devils shot a respectable 43.4 percent for the game.
Sierra Roberts, whose seven 3-point goals against Sterling on Saturday were just one off the KCKCC record of eight held by Rashaun Casey, led the way with five three-pointers and 22 points. Erin Andrews and Aricca Daye added 16 points each, Valencia Scott 10 and Kyliea Jarrett 8.
Anderson also led all rebounders with 10 along with five assists and five steals; Roberts added nine rebounds and led in assists with six; and Daye had five assists and four steals. Limiting Central Methodist to three offensive rebounds, KCKCC got excellent rebounding balance with Janay Jacobs and Brooklyn Wagler adding eight each.
"I like the fact that when we don't shoot the ball well from the perimeter we were still able to come up with 22 offensive rebounds and that our rebounding and pressure defense can keep us in the game on nights when the shots don't fall," said KCKCC Coach Joe McKinstry. "Obviously, Sierra Roberts' 22 points were outstanding but I was more impressed by her nine rebounds and six steals which shows how hard she's playing and always in the right place. And Erin Anderson with 16 points, her second straight 10 rebound game and five assists and five steals, continues to fill up a stat sheet."
Sophomore Sierra Roberts, whose seven 3-point goals Saturday were one short of the KCKCC record, added five