Coffeyville basketball picked up another two wins against Allen County, as the men defeated the Red Devils 90-80 while the women accomplished the same task to the tune of 93-79 on Saturday.
With the Allen County women on a seven-game losing streak, some might've thought that this game would be over quickly. Although the Red Raven women would lead for the entire contest, they did so while having to repeatedly fend off a fired-up Red Devils squad. Coffeyville would push their lead to double-digits three seperate times before seeing the lead evaporate down to just 3 or 4 points once again. However, as the team has accomplished several times this season, the Lady Ravens would find a final push in the closing minutes to finally put the game out of reach and eventually take home the 14-point victory. Faith Simpson led all scorers with a season-high 31 points, and was joined in double-digit territory by Alana Kramer (17), Ania Markowska (17), and McKenzie Murrel-Patton (11).
The men's game saw the second straight absence of head coach Jay Herkelman, who was out with the flu. With assistant coach Kyle Campbell once again at the helm, the men took a narrow two-point lead into halftime and would never look back. The Red Raven men would have a brief hiccup similar to the women, with Allen getting back to within two points at 73-71, but performances by Larry White (17 points) and Kymani Dunham (16) would reignite the Coffeyville offense and spark a 17-9 run to end the game. White led the team in scoring, while five other Red Ravens scored in double-digits, including Dunham, Tony Hutson (14), Meikkel Murray (12), Tylor Perry (11), and Manny Crump (10).
With the victories, the men improve to 15-6 (7-4) on the season while the women now sit at 18-3 (8-3) for the year. The Red Ravens will be in action once again next Wednesday as they welcome Independence to Nellis Hall. That game will be broadcast on US98.1, with pregame starting for the women's game at around 5:20.