The Central Community College men’s basketball team lost at Southeast Community College, 85-65, on Saturday in Beatrice.
The Raiders trailed at halftime, 51-32, and the Storm continued the control in the second half.
“We got off to a slow start on Saturday and couldn’t catch up,” said CCC head coach Jerry Drymon. “Our ball screen defense was not good and that caused a lot of issues. We need to guard at a higher level in order to be successful going forward.”
CCC’s Tre’vion Crawford (pictured) led all scorers with 22 points, while Latrell Talley scored 12 points. Nathan Frost hauled in a dozen rebounds.
With the loss, the Raiders are now 6-15 on the season.
CCC returns to action on Tuesday night with a road venture to Iowa Western Community College. The Reivers are 18-6 following an 82-72 win over Cloud Community College over the weekend. Tuesday night’s game tips at 6 p.m. at Raider Fieldhouse.
Monica Brooks’ double-double helped lift the Raiders to a 66-55 win over Southeast Community College on Saturday in Beatrice.
Brooks scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the 12-point victory.
The Storm outscored CCC in the first period, 18-10. The Raiders returned the favor by taking the second quarter by the exact score for a 28-28 tie at halftime. Following an even third period, CCC saved its best for last with a convincing 24-11 performance in the fourth quarter.
“This was a great win for our team and I am very proud of all of the players,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “The players prepared, executed and stayed together the whole game.”
Two other CCC players scored in double figures. Alexis Ramaekers added 15 points, while Day zchay lon Gardner chipped in a dozen points.
The win is the second straight for the Raiders and gives them a 7-12 season record.
CCC returns to action on Monday night at home against Doane JV. The Raiders beat the Tigers last month in Crete, 70-46. Tonight’s tip-off is set for 8 p.m. at Raider Fieldhouse.