Thursday, January 29, 2015

SPORTS: Fort Scott overcomes one of KCKCC's best shooting efforts


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College had one of its best shooting performances of the season but it still wasn’t enough at Fort Scott Wednesday night.

Hitting 17-of-25 second half shots for a sizzling 68 percent, the Greyhounds held on for an 84-79 win in a game that saw both teams hit more than half of their shots in each half.

KCKCC was 13-of-24 for 54.2 percent the first half, 14-of-27 (.519) the second half and finished with 27-of-51 for a crisp 52.9 percent.  The Greyhounds, however, were even better, missing only 22 of 53 shots for 58.5 percent.

Xavier Hunter, a 6-0 freshman guard from Oklahoma City, did the most damage, hitting 13-of-17 shots in a 36-point performance while 6-7 Dalton Rose had six 3-pointers for 18 points. Both teams had 10 3-pointers with Fort Scott 10-of-18 for 55.6 percent.

CJ Vallejo led KCKCC with a double double, scoring 25 points and grabbing a game high 10 rebounds. Five of his field goals came on 3-pointers while Dehven Talley had three in a 12-point performance.

Austin Hall added 10 points, Joe Lendway nine and Roberto Hernandez and Babajide Aina eight each for the Blue Devils, who trailed 39-38 at the half.

The loss left the Blue Devils at 13-8 heading into a road game at Johnson County (12-10) Saturday at 4 p.m.