Coffeyville completed its first sweep of a Jayhawk Conference opponent this season, with the CCC women defeating Pratt Community College 65-57 and the men doing the same 91-58.
The Coffeyville women were up first, but the game was briefly delayed by severe weather moving through the area. As the game got going, the team struggled to hit shots, but solid defense combined with an overaggressive Pratt offense gave Coffeyville plenty of chances from the free throw line. The Red Ravens would score 23 of their 65 points from the charity stripe, and made the difference down the stretch as both of Pratt's main post players fouled out. Devin Wright would take advantage of the foul trouble, leading all scorers in the game by scoring 20 points off the bench. Head coach Tony Turner said once she gets her confidence up, Wright will be hard to stop.
After the women's contest, the men took to the floor, and much like the first half, Pratt came out aggressive. However, Coffeyville would struggle to get much of anything, and despite leading the majority of the half, they would head into the locker rooms leading by only three, 35-32. Starting with the second half, though, it would seem to be a new Coffeyville team. The game quickly got out of hand, and in just eight minutes into the half, the Red Ravens had extended their lead to 20. Head coach Jay Herkelman said reminding his team to do their jobs and remember the fundamentals helped the team build such a lead so quickly. He also said Pratt's overaggressiveness also worked against them.
The Red Raven women improve to 2-1 on the season, and 1-1 in conference play. Meanwhile, the men extend their unbeaten streak to 4-0 and are sitting at 2-0 in the conference. Next up, the teams will travel to Garden City for a matchup with the Bronc Busters.