Coffeyville split its first basketball double-header in 2020, with the men defeating Seward County 65-63 and the women falling 66-62.
The women's game started off the day, and while the Red Ravens held a lead for much of the first half, the Saints kept themselves in the contest with plenty of three-point shooting. Coffeyville would lead by 2 at the half, but a disasterous third-quarter would see Seward County jump out to a lead as large as 17 points. Coach Tony Turner and the rest of the team would find their footing in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late, as a last second comeback attempt was thwarted by an errant pass and a couple of missed plays.
The men's game was an emotional affair, with tensions rising throughout the game and at one point involving a brief argument between Red Ravens head coach Jay Herkelman and Saints head coach Jason Sautter. Coffeyville would carry a 9-point lead into the locker room, and stormed out to a big lead early in the second half with some excellent defensive play. However, Seward County would edge their way closer and closer until eventually getting back to within 1 point with a few minutes left.. Coffeyville would extend to lead to 2 after Larry White split a couple of free throws, and with 6.7 second left, the Red Ravens would get the stop they needed to secure the victory.
Tony Hutson would lead the way for the Coffeyville men, scoring 14 points, all of which came in the first half. Faith Simpson again led all Coffeyville women in scoring with 13. Coffeyville will stay at home next Wednesday, playing host to Colby. The women will tip off at 5:30, with the men to follow. Pregame will start 10 minutes prior to opening tip on US98.