The Central Community College men’s basketball team split a pair of games at the SCC Holiday Classic in Beatrice over the weekend. A recap of each game is below. The Raiders are 9-7 and are off until Wednesday, Jan. 8. CCC will take on Northeast Community College in Norfolk at 7 p.m.
Game 1 vs. Highland Community College
The Scotties held off the Raiders, 83-77, in an offensive shootout.
CCC’s Tre’vion Crawford scored a game-high 38 points, 27 of which were scored from three-point range. Tre Mekkelsen added 14 points.
“We competed for 40 minutes against a quality team, but we couldn’t quite get the one stop we needed to in the final minutes to get us over the hump,” said CCC head coach John Ritzdorf. “Tre had a great game and it was good to see the ball go in for him at a high rate from the perimeter.”
Game 2 vs. Next Level Prep
The Raiders bounced back and posted a 98-89 victory over Next Level Prep.
Five CCC players scored in double figures with Crawford once again leading the charge with 25 points. Mikkelsen scored 23 points, while Nathan Frost notched a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Roman Behrens recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. Dwight Glover also scored a dozen points.
“After a sluggish first half, we had some guys really step up in the second half,” said Ritzdorf. Both Tres hit some shots, Roman pushed the tempo, Dwight did a great job attacking the basket and Nathan was much more aggressive as well. We’ve had a ton of games to start the season and it’s great heading into break with a win.”
The Central Community College women’s basketball team split a pair of games at the SCC Holiday Classic in Beatrice. A recap of each contest is below. The Raiders are now 6-8 on the season.
Game 1 vs. Kansas City Kansas Community College
The Lady Blue Devils downed the Raiders, 74-59, in opening-round action of the SCC Holiday Classic. CCC trailed 31-29 at halftime, but was held to 30 points in the second half.
“I am very proud of how we competed against one of the top teams in the nation,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “We did a great job in the first half, but in the second they picked up their defensive pressure and caused up some trouble.”
Game 2 vs. Fort Scott Community College
The Raiders needed overtime to overtake the Greyhounds, 68-62. The game was close throughout and the score was tied at 59 at the end of regulation. CCC then outscored Fort Scott, 9-3, to post the win.
“It was a tough game all the way through and I am very proud that we pulled out the win,” said Perkins. “I give a lot of credit to Fort Scott as they were shorthanded, but played really hard.”
Monica Brooks, Isabel Diaz and Jasmine Williams each logged a double-double. Brooks scored a game-high 22 points to go along with 17 rebounds. Diaz scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Williams scored 13 points and collected a dozen boards.