The Coffeyville men's basketball team couldn't seem to get anything to go its way on Friday, as the Red Ravens dropped its first game of the season to Kirkwood 74-54. Coffeyville did take control early in the game, leading by as much as 12 in the first half. The Eagles would take a little bit off the lead though just before the half, trailing by just 5.
The defending D2 NJCAA champions were certainly no opponent to be overlooked, and they came out hot after the break, shooting 50% from the field and 50% from beyond the 3-point line. Luke Appel lead all Eagles scorers with 20 points, with Devonte Thedford and DJ Purnell also scoring in the double-digits. For Coffeyville, they were led by Kymani Dunham and Meikkel Murray, who each had 11 points a piece.
Tomorrow, the men's team will once again be in action against Minnesota Prep. A team without a nickname, Minnesota Prep lost 131-70 to Cowley College just before CCC's Friday night tip-off. The game will be broadcast on US98, with Connor Harbit on the call. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
On a more positive note, the Coffeyville women's basketball team started their road trip in dominating fashion. The Red Ravens defeated Hesston College 89-33 to improve to 5-0 this season. Next, the team will take on Southern Arkansas University Tech on Saturday.