KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The No. 4 seeded KCKCC women's basketball team was able to advance past No. 5 seed Neosho County CC Monday night inside the KCKCC Fieldhouse, with a 70-57 win. The Blue Devils had four players in double-figures led by a double-double from De'Jaria Guillory who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Blue Devils are now 16-7 overall and advance to the Region VI Semifinals against No. 1 seed Johnson County Community College.
Guillory and Ikia Elam both connected on baskets to give the Blue Devils a 4-0 lead before going on a 6-0 run to lead 10-4 after Neosho CC tied the score at 4-4. KCKCC would keep the momentum and led 19-15 after the first quarter. Neosho would take the lead in the second quarter with a 24-21 score, but the Blue Devils quickly erased the deficit and closed the quarter on a 15-5 run after Guillory hit a three-point shot - giving the Blue Devils a 36-29 advantage.
The onlsaught continued for KCKCC as they built a 16-point lead five minutes into the third quarter at 49-33 after Faith Putz hit a layup. More scoring was in store for the Blue Devils as they would take a 57-41 lead after the third period. The Blue Devils kept the pressure on Neosho and would wind up with the 70-57 win when all was said and done.
The Blue Devils will next face the Cavaliers on Wednesday night in Overland Park, Kan. Tipoff for the game is TBA.