The Central Community College men’s basketball team defeated Concordia University JV, 89-68, on Tuesday night at Raider Fieldhouse.
The Raiders scored early and often as they built a 52-32 lead at halftime. In the second half, CCC led by as many as 29 points. The Raiders shot 40 percent (35-87) from the floor and 27 percent (9-33) from three-point range.
Defensively, the Raiders commanded the glass as they hauled in 64 rebounds to Concordia’s 45. The rebounding edge was a big factor in the CCC’s 22 second-chance points. The Raiders held the Bulldogs to 33 percent (26-78) from the floor and 19 percent (5-26) from three-point range.
“We did a good job of getting out in transition,” said CCC head coach John Ritzdorf. “I thought we shared the ball early, but a big part of that is how we played on the defensive end. We contested their shooters and we knew it was a team full of shooters.”
Tre’vion Crawford led all scorers with 25 points, while Nathan Frost added 22 points. Dwight Glover (Pictured #15) scored 13 points off the bench and Roman Behrens logged a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
The 21-point win is the third consecutive for the Raiders, which boosts their record to 6-2.
CCC returns to the floor on Friday at the Great Western Shootout in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Raiders will take on North Iowa Area Community College at 3 p.m.
The Central Community College women’s basketball team lost to Hastings College JV, 83-73, at Raider Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
The Raiders and Broncos were close early as CCC held a 19-14 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Hastings got going in the second period, outscoring the Raiders 28-15 for a 42-34 lead at the half.
The Broncos kept the momentum going in the third quarter as they outscored the Raiders, 21-15, for a 63-49 advantage at the end of the period. CCC found an offensive spark in the fourth period, pulling to within single digits twice, but the Broncos pulled the plug both times and went on to the 10-point victory.
Hastings won the overall rebounding battle, 46-44, but 25 offensive boards made the difference.
“We didn’t do a good job of blocking them out and being able to give them one possession,” said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. “We’ve got to work on the defensive end and make sure we don’t give up those second and third shots.”
With the loss, the Raiders are 4-3 on the 2019-20 season.
Up next, CCC will take on North Iowa Area Community College at the Great Western Shootout at Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Friday. Tipoff is at 1 p.m.