CCCC women pass road test
TONKAWA, Okla. — Cloud County passed its first true road test by defeating Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa 84-62 on Tuesday night.
The Thunderbirds had opened the season by splitting a pair of games in the Highland Hotel/Pizza Hut Classic hosted by Barton County Community College last weekend.
Five players scored in double figures to lead Cloud County to the victory over Northern Oklahoma.
Agnese Aramina and Jordyn Alexander scored 18 points each for the T-Birds.
Courtney Fisher finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Jayna Smith had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Raneisha Duncan added 10 points.
“I thought we played really well. Our top six or seven players played really well,” Cloud County coach Brett Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County got out to a 16-6 lead in the game and would not trail after.
The T-Birds had to overcome early foul trouble in the first half.
“We had seven players with two fouls in the first half,” Erkenbrack said.
Northern Oklahoma went to the free throw line 20 times in the first 20 minutes, but connected just 10 times.
“The last five or six minutes of the half we had all different weird types of combinations on the floor,” Erkenbrack said, “I thought we did a job of keeping our composure and maintaining the lead without anybody getting her third foul.”
Cloud County led by as many as 14 points in the first half, and was up 41-28 at halftime.
Northern Oklahoma was unable to make a run at the T-Birds in the second half.
The T-Birds outscored the Mavericks 43-34 on their way to the win.
“It is always difficult to win on the road, especially to win on the road like that,” Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County finished 31 of 52 from the field for 60 percent and 15 of 27 from the line for 55 percent.
Jamee Moore lead Northern Oklahoma with 19 points.
Ashley LaGasse, Monica Reynolds and Deborah Means scored nine points each for the Mavericks.
Northern Oklahoma hit 20 of 59 field goal attempts for 34 percent.
The two teams combined for 55 free throw attempts.
“If this is the way the game is going to be officiated it is just going to be a free throw contest,” Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County will play at home for the first time this season when it hosts the Doane College junior varsity at 6:00 Thursday night.
The Knights of Columbus posted a 7-4 win over Concordia Chevrolet/Buick in Peewee Baseball play Tuesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex. Scoring two runs in the first inning, the Knights of Columbus never trailed in the game. The Knights of Columbus tacked on one... [More]
ULYSSES — Making a third straight appearance in the Class 4A state golf tournament, Concordia High School junior Brennen Acree collected his first state medal. Acree shot an 80 to finish in a six-way tie for 20th place in the state tournament Monday at Brentwood Golf Club.... [More]
- Trost named outstanding senior
- Acree places fifth at regional tourney, qualifies for state
- Abilene hands CHS pair of league losses
- Campbell breaks CCCC discus record
- CGC gymnasts compete in District Championship Meet
- CHS golf team places sixth
- T-Birds’ season ends with losses to Allen
- CCCC suffers pair of one run losses
Police Dept. Report Arrest—At 2:05 p.m., May 26, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Lincoln which led to the arrest of Dale Baumbach, 62, Concordia, for no seat belt and interference with a law enforcement officer. He was cited and released. ... [More]
Police Dept. Report Accident—Officers investigated an accident at 11:55 p.m., May 25, which had occurred in the 1400 block of Country Club Drive involving a vehicle driven by Logan Higbee, Concordia, and property owned by Kelsey Abitz, also of Concordia. Sheriff's Dept.... [More]
The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees reconvened Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting, after spending a great deal of their afternoon discussing the 2016-2017 budget for the college. After several back-and-forth discussions and meetings, the... [More]
“The Walk” . . . Not so long ago, every country music star probably had “Time Changes Everything” stashed somewhere in his repertoire. It came to mind recently when I attended the high school graduation of my granddaughter in Olathe. When... [More]
Dear Editor, Last week, Gov. Sam Brownback announced his solution to the state’s budget problem, which includes significant cuts in KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. There has been a flurry of inaccurate or incomplete information, and we need to set the... [More]