ACCC basketball teams lose Shoot-Out games

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

COFFEYVILLE — Good and bad aspects of their teams were shown to Allen County Community College’s head coaches over the weekend in the 2010 Jayhawk Conference Shoot-Out.
Both Allen County teams lost both of their Shoot-Out games as the Jayhawk Conference showcased its talent. The Shoot-Out is a three-day event hosted by Coffeyville Community College.
On Friday, the ACCC men dropped a 67-57 decision to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, an outsider to the conference. NEO’s Phillipe Martin had a career-high 35 points, shooting 13 of 19 from the field in lifting his team to victory.
“We got beat by a player having an exceptional game shooting the basketball,” said Mike Hayes, ACCC men’s head coach.
“We were down early, by 17 at halftime, and came out and battled in the second half. We were down by two with seven minutes left.”
Hayes said the Red Devils were protecting a couple of players in foul trouble and went to a zone defense. Martin hit a couple of deep three-pointers over the zone.
Allen County was led by Keevis Tukes with 15 points and Dennis Rumph with 13 points. Anthony Clagett, ACCC’s point guard, had seven rebounds and three assists.
The Red Devil men shot 35 percent, 19 of 54, from the field and hit 14 of 16 from the free-throw line. NEO shot 41 percent, 24 of 58, from the field and 11 of 16 at the line.
Allen County’s women took on the NEO women late Friday night and lost 96-88.
“We competed very well against NEO. We trailed by two, 53-51, at halftime. But turnovers cost us and defensively, we have to figure out some stuff,” said Andy Hamilton, ACCC women’s head coach.
The Red Devils women shot 57 percent, 25 of 44, from the field and hit 30 of 46 free throw attempts. They had 41 rebounds but 26 turnovers in the game.
Breanna Shaw had a new career-high with 31 points for ACCC. She was 12 of 12 at the free-throw line. Dysyan Malone poured in 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Sophomore Jennifer House scored 14 points and had seven rebounds.
Allen County’s women added another player to its roster. Nicole Rockhold, a 5-8 freshman from Oskaloosa who played volleyball this season for ACCC.
“Nicole is a great addition for us. She’s a great defender with quickness and help us in the guard spot,” Hamilton said. “The lack of a true point guard hurt us this weekend.”
Allen County’s women faced 13th-ranked Cloud County Sunday and lost 74-56. The Red Devils trailed by 10 points at halftime, 38-28.
“Playing the 13th-ranked team in the country our margin of error is virtually zero,” Hamilton said. “We just didn’t shoot well, block out well or rebound.”
Shaw fired in 18 points and Malone had 17 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists. Rockhold had nine points and six rebounds.
Cloud County had 12 players score led by Arika Ullman with 13 points. Mariah Metoyer had 12 points and Ivory Russell had 10 points.
Allen County’s women shot just 29 percent, 15 of 51, from the field and sank 20 of 33 free throw attempts. Cloud County was 28 of 66, 42 percent, from the field and downed 13 of 18 charities.
Allen County’s men didn’t just lose a game against Cloud County, they lost their point guard. Clagett suffered a serious ankle injury with 10 minutes left in Sunday’s game.
Cloud County’s men defeated ACCC 68-54. The Red Devils led 27-25 at halftime.
“The first possession of the second half we drew a foul and hit one of two. Then we turned it over our next four times down the floor,” Hayes said.
“Anthony drove and scored and was fouled. When he came down, he turned his ankle pretty severely. When he’ll be able to come back is up in the air right now.”
Cloud County outscored Allen County 43-27 in the second half. Cloud County hit 25 of 31 free throw attempts while Allen County was 10 of 18.
Andra Bailey fired in 14 points, controlled 11 of the team’s 34 rebounds plus had three steals and four assists. Tukes added 12 points. Clagett had two steals and three assists in 30 minutes of play.
Cloud County got 13 points from Eric Marshall and 11 from Eric Ray. Former Crest High standout Brandon Newton had five points and seven rebounds for Cloud.
The ACCC men fall to 6-7 overall and the ACCC women are 6-8 overall.
Allen County’s teams host Fort Scott in Jayhawk Eastern Division play Wednesday. The women’s game is at 6 p.m. with the men tipping off at 8 p.m. in the ACCC gym.