Two county rivals will clash on the court as Coffeyville takes on Independence tonight.
Both the Red Raven (8-2) and the Pirate (10-4) women have seen success this season. Independence is coming off of a bye, but defeated Cloud County 64-56 last Wednesday. Similarly, Coffeyville has played only one game over the past week, but that win came over a talented Cowley County team, 82-68. Maisa Marcal leads the Pirates in scoring this year with 12.2 points a game, but three other teammates have averaged double-digit scoring this season, including Rapuluchi Favor Ayodele Ngorka, Miriam Bazylewicz, and Eriel West. The Ravens are still led by Faith Simpson, who now averages 15.8 points a game this season.
Afterward, the #2-ranked Red Raven men (13-0) will look to keep their unbeaten streak alive against the Pirate men (9-4). Independence has dropped two of their last three, but got back into the win column last Wednesday with a 82-72 victory over Cloud County. Coffeyville defeated Cowley County 107-85. Tim Dalger has had a monster year for Independence, averaging 18.5 points per game for a team that averages just under 90 per game. Coffeyville will employ their balanced scoring attack once again, but are still led by Tylor Perry, who averages 15.5 points a game this season.
Tonight's women's contest will tip-off at 5 pm, with the men to follow. Owing to tonight's matchup, you can catch the action on two of our stations. The Coffeyville feed will feature Connor Harbit on the call at 98.1, KUSN, while Jeff Carpenter will have the Independence feed on 98.9, KQQF.