Coffeyville head coach Tony Turner picked up his 300th win as a head coach Saturday, as his Red Raven women defeated the Allen County Red Devils 70-51.
Fresh off their loss against Cloud County on Wednesday, the Red Ravens didn't seem like they'd be dwelling on it for too long, as the team jumped out to a lead that they'd never lose. Paige Scott and Faith Simpson led the charge early, but Allen County didn't back down, shooting from outside frequently, and frequently finding success. Allen County shot 60% (6-10) from beyond the arc in the first half, but Coffeyville still led by 5 at the half, 37-32. Coffeyville seemed to regain its mojo out of the locker rooms, pushing their advantage to 14 by the end of the 3rd quarter. Subs would enter the game near the start of the fourth quarter, and the team would eventually cruise to its 19 point victory.
After the game, Turner was recognized by the Coffeyville crowd for his 300th win, and received a plaque from athletic director Jeff Leiker. Scott led all scorers on Saturday, picking up 14. Simpson had 12, and Makenzie Davis scored 11 in her first start of the season. The Red Raven women now sit at 11-4 on the season and 10-4 in Jayhawk Conference play.
Following the between-game festivities, the Coffeyville men took to the floor, looking to continue its recent three-game winning streak. The Allen County men, despite entering the contest at 6-11, were also on a three-game winning streak. Unlike their last affair, which saw the Red Devils stick around to at least the half, Coffeyville jumped out early, pushing their advantage to double-digits before the first media timeout and taking a 16-point lead by the halftime period. The Red Ravens, a team that at times has been known for its shooting from outside, took a relatively measured approach to the game, attacking the basket. The team shot 60% from the field, a new high for the season, and despite playing back and forth basketball with Allen for much of the final 20 minutes, would take home the 20-point victory at 81-61.
Tylor Perry again led all scorers with 15, while Love Bettis added 14. Bostyn Holt also reached double-digits, scoring 11. The Red Raven men have now won four straight and sit at 17-1 on the season, and 15-1 in conference play.
Next week, we'll have four seperate broadcasts for you. We'll get started with a women's-only contest at Neosho on Monday. Tipoff will come at 7:30 pm, with pregame starting at 7:15 on US98.1, KUSN.