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CCC Loses Both to Butler

 

Coffeyville suffered a rare sweep at the hands of Butler Community College on Saturday afternoon, with the women taking a 61-59 loss and the men falling 71-64.

 

The women's game was close throughout, with both teams trading baskets throughout much of the game. Coffeyville would use their skillful inside game to great effect, with Faith Simpson racking up baskets throughout the game. However, the Red Ravens would struggle heavily at the free throw line, and it would be those struggles that decided the game. Coffeyville shot just 8-26 from the line, leaving behind several opportunites to break away from the Grizzlies. A missed Coffeyville shot with 11 seconds left would give Butler one more chance with 3 seconds remaining following a timeout. Camille Downs would take the inbounds pass all the way to the basket for a final shot at the buzzer to give the Red Ravens their second straight loss.

 

The men's game saw Coffeyville pick up the first basket, but that would be the only lead Coffeyville would hold throughout the entire game. Butler would ride a massive run to take a 16-point lead, and although Coffeyville would reduce that lead to just 7 before the half, the Red Ravens just couldn't seem to get any further. Several key scorers for Coffeyville struggled throughout, and numerous fouls called on both teams slowed the game down several times to a battle of free throws. At the end of the game, Butler would not miss enough free throws to give Coffeyville much of a chance to mount a last second comeback.

 

After Saturday, the Coffeyville women fall to 19-5 and 9-5 in Jayhawk Conference play. The men fall to 17-7 and are also 9-5 in the conference. Both teams will return to action next Wednesday, when the Red Ravens play host for a rematch with Cowley County.

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