Both the CCC men and women's basketball teams got back into the win column on Saturday, with the women defeating Northwest Kansas Tech 54-51 and the men doing the same at 99-64.
The women's game came first, and was an overall chaotic affair, with the two teams combining for 54 turnovers. However, Coffeyville was able to take control of the matchup long enough to build a 12-point lead with a few minutes to play. Things wouldn't be easy, though, as the Lady Mavericks were able to get the game back to within 1-point before Alana Kramer sealed the game for good with a couple of free throws. Tynica Gilmore led all Lady Ravens scorers with 14 points and going a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line.
The men's contest would not be as close. Although Northwest Tech would take an early lead, soon it would become apparent that Coffeyville was just too good offensively for the Mavericks to handle. The Red Ravens had 5 players score in double figures, including leading scorer Manny Crump, who finished with 17 points but came out late in the game with an injury to his foot. Coffeyville also showed mental toughness and played clean basketball, getting multiple opportunites at the line while the Mavericks picked up several technical fouls and even had a player ejected early in the second half.
The women improve to 11-1 and 1-1 in Jayhawk Conference play, while the men improve to 9-3 and 1-1 themselves. Both teams will travel to Great Bend next Wednesday for a meeting with Barton County CC, a team many predicted to win the western half of the Jayhawk Conference.