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Women's Basketball Survives Against Neosho CC, Advances In Region VI Tournament

Women's Basketball Survives Against Neosho CC, Advances In Region VI Tournament

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.

Putz had 16 points, while Lacy Whitcomb and Mercer Roberts added 11 and 10 points respectively.

The Blue Devils will next face the Cavaliers on Wednesday night in Overland Park, Kan. Tipoff for the game is TBA.