Coffeyville put together perhaps its strongest offensive performance of the season, as the women waltzed to a 92-53 victory over Neosho County on Monday.
A Red Raven victory was never in doubt. Coffeyville ripped off a massive 24-5 run to start the game, capped off by this Paige Scott three-pointer. The lead would continue to grow and grow, as Neosho also failed to penetrate the Red Raven defense. Coffeyville would end the first quarter leading 28-6. The momentum would continue into the second quarter, as the Ravens offense went on another 13-3 run. Neosho would try to counter by switching to a 2-3 zone, but unlike the previous meeting between the two teams, Coffeyville was ready. It would be effective in slowing down passes to the post, but outside shots became more and more open.
The lead would bounce between 39 and 41 points for much of the second half, as Coffeyville went deep into its bench for some more playing time. Neosho would push it back to within 31 for a brief moment, but a return for the starters pushed the lead back out. The game would eventually come to a close, with Coffeyville recording its highest point total of the conference season, at 92-53. Faith Simpson led all scorers with 22, while Scott added 19 to tie her season high. Nakia Cullom also proved to be a positive force off the bench, recording 15. After the game, head coach Tony Turner mentioned how he planned on attacking the Neosho zone.
The Coffeyville women improve to 12-4 on the season and 11-4 in Jayhawk Conference play. We'll stick with the women this Wednesday, as the Red Ravens retry a previously-postponed game against Barton. Pregame will start at 5:15 pm, with tipoff at 5:30 on US98.1, KUSN.