ACCC teams lose close ones

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
In an earlier home game this season, Allen County Community College’s Erik Law (23) gets past a defender to score at the basket. The ACCC men lost 79-75 to Cowely County Community College in Arkansas City Saturday.
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Jazmynn Johnson (white uniform) comes down with a rebound in a home game earlier this season. The ACCC women lost 56-54 to Cowley County Community College Saturday.

ARKANSAS CITY — Allen County Community College’s women and men weren’t able to complete come-from-behind wins on the road Saturday night.
Playing at Cowley County Community College, the Red Devil squads trailed at halftime in their respective games. But the ACCC women lost 56-54 to the Tiger women and the Allen County men dropped a 79-75 decision to the Tigers.
The Red Devil women dropped to 0-2 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play. They are 6-6 heading into Christmas break.
Allen County’s men are now 1-1 in conference play. They are 4-5 overall with home games tonight and Wednesday to conclude the first semester of play.
Allen County’s women trailed by five, 27-22, to Cowley County at halftime. The Red Devils outscored the Tiger women 32-29 in the second half, coming up two points short.
Breanna Shaw led the Red Devil women with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Dysyan Malone had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Allen County shot 36 percent, 18 of 50, from the field. It tossed in 13 of 23 free throw attempts.
Cowley County (3-1, 6-4) was 19 of 50, 38 percent, from the field and cashed in 15 of 25 free throw attempts.
Maylisa Johnson paced the Tiger women with 13 points. Gianna Woods scored 12 and Anna Sonka had 10 points.
The Red Devil men faced a 35-28 halftime deficit against the Tigers. The Tigers held off the Red Devils in the end even though Allen County outscored Cowley 47-44 in the second half.
Allen County got what it wanted, going to the line 23 times in the second half and converting on 20 of the free throw tosses. The Red Devils were 25 of 31 on foul shots for the game.
Cowley County hit 13 of 25 free throws. The Tigers hit eight three-pointers as they shot nearly 43 percent from the field.
The Tigers also had four players score in double figures led by Lance Russell with 19 points. Russell drilled five of the threes. Canon Fields scored 15 points. Tyrus McGee and Dominick Cornelius each added 12 points.
Allen County got 21 points for Keevis Tukes, who had five threes of his own. Andra Bailey poured in 19 points and grabbed 13 of the team’s 35 rebounds.
Anthony Clagett dished out three assists and Bailey had two steals. The Red Devils shot 41 percent, 22 of 54, from the field.
Allen County had 20 turnovers to Cowley County’s 11.
Allen County women (22-32—54) (FG/3-pt): Clark 0-0-2-0, Atchison 0-0-1-0, Shaw 5/3-5-4-24, Shaffer 0-1-3-1, Malone 2/2-2-2-12, McNeese 0-1-1-1, House 2-4-1-8, Nisbett 2-0-4-4, Johnson 2-0-4-4. TOTALS: 13/5-13-22-54.
Cowley County women (35-44—79) (FG/3-pt): Saunders 1-0-2-2, Ariana 3-3-4-9, Lee 2-0-5-4, Allen 0-0-2-0, Gonzalez 0/2-0-1-6, Johnson 3-7-0-13, Angell 0-0-1-0, Sonka 3/1-1-3-10, Woods 4-4-4-12. TOTALS: 16/3-15-22-56.
Allen County men (28-47—75) (FG/3-pt): Rumph 1-0-3-2, Tukes 1/5-4-4-21, Clagett 2-5-4-9, Jackson 2-4-4-8, Law 2-4-1-8, Bailey 5/1-6-2-19, Lee 2-2-2-6, Hayes 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 18/6-25-20-75.
Cowley County men (35-44—79): Fields 3/1-6-3-15, Russell 2/5-0-3-19, McGee 2/2-2-4-12, Copeland 3-0-4-6, Lankster 1-1-4-3, Rhone 1-2-1-4, Schuck 1-0-0-2, Rosario 0-0-2-0, Wakefield 0-0-1-0, Cornelius 5-2-3-12, Marshall 3-0-1-6. TOTALS: 21/8-13-26-79.