The Central Community College women’s basketball team lost at Johnson County (Kan.) Community College, 83-61, on Monday night.
However, the Raiders gave the top-ranked Cavaliers quite a test.
CCC fell behind by double digits in the first quarter but rebounded in the second period and trailed 40-35 at the half. In the third quarter, JCCC outlasted CCC 21-19 to lead 61-54 heading into the final stanza. The Cavaliers clamped down on defense and held the Raiders to seven points in the fourth quarter to take the 83-61 victory.
“We did not back down,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “We played as a team and with great effort. I am very proud of our team.”
Central is 3-15 on the season.
The Raiders will close out the regular season on Saturday with a home game against Southeast Community College. CCC will look to avenge an 83-52 loss at SCC last month. Saturday’s tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Raider Fieldhouse.