NO. 15 KCKCC WOMEN WIN PAIR IN NEBRASKA
The road continued to serve Kansas City Kansas Community College's women well.
The 15th ranked Lady Blue Devils ran their record to 12-1 over the weekend by defeating host Southeast 58-46 Friday and No. 19 ranked Central Nebraska Saturday in the Southeast Nebraska Classic in Beatrice, NE.
The KCKCC women will close out pre-holiday play Tuesday at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
Rebounding and defense were the keys as the women stretched their winning streak to five. In the 58-46 win over Southeast, the Lady Blue Devils converted 23 Southeast turnovers into 23 points and five players had nine or more rebounds in winning the battle of the boards 60-49. Imani White led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds while Iland Shurn added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Janai Mitchell led rebounding with 11 and assists with four while Cassidy Harbert and Julia Garrard contributed nine rebounds each.
No. 19 Central was limited to 19.7 percent shooting and outrebounded 57-45 as the Blue Devils overcame a whopping 34 turnovers in the 68-46 win Saturday. Harbert had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists; White 11 points and 11 rebounds; and Rashaun Casey 10 points and five rebounds. Shurn chipped in with nine rebounds and Alesana Eirenei seven. "Anytime you can win two on the road, it's good but we still have an awfully lot of room for improvement," said KCKCC Coach Valerie Stambersky.