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Everyone went home happy on Wednesday night, as both the CCC men's and women's basketball teams claimed victory over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on last-second, heart-stopping shots.

 

The women's contest saw the Red Ravens jump out in front, taking a 9-point lead into the half. However, the Lady Norse would chip away at the lead and eventually take it back at 60-59 with just seconds to go. Coffeyville would get a good look from beyond the three-point line, but the true heroics would come after that shot missed. Ania Markowska would find the offensive rebound and put it back in off the glass to secure a wild 61-60 victory.

 

The men's game saw the Red Ravens trail for almost the entire game, as the Norsemen shot lights out throughout the first half and carried a 14-point lead into the locker room. The second half would see Coffeyville attempt to play catch up for about 18 minutes, taking advantage of NEO's poor second half shooting and continous turnovers. Coffeyville would tie the game up at 60 with just seconds to play, and much like in the women's game, a potential game-winner was shot from beyond the arc. That shot would bounce off the rim and hang up in the air for a second or two before finally being slammed home by Manny Crump for the 62-60 victory.

 

Both the men and the women are still undefeated this season, with the women improving to 4-0 and the men at 3-0. The men will next proceed to compete in the Community State Bank Classic in Coffeyville, with games lined up for Friday and Saturday. The women will hit the road to take on Hesston College on Friday and Southern Arkansas University Tech on Saturday.

 

 

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