Allen County Community College’s men went cold in the second half of Tuesday’s Region VI playoff game at Dodge City Community College.
They led at halftime by three but Dodge City’s Conquistadors heated things up and bombed the Red Devils 82-66. The loss came in the first round of the playoffs.
The Conquistadors went on a scoring rampage to open the second half. They led 58-41 midway through the second half.
Allen County went on a 9-2 run to pare the deficit to 10, 65-55, with under eight minutes to play but got no closer.
Allen County ended the season at 17-13. The ACCC men went 12-6 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play, forging a three-way tie for third with Independence and Neosho County.
It was not a good night for the Jayhawk Eastern Division men’s teams. Only two of the eight teams out of East in the Region VI tournament won opening-round games Tuesday.
Coffeyville beat Barton County 85-70 and Cowley County edged Pratt 70-69.
Independence lost 65-62 to Garden City, Fort Scott got drilled by Hutchinson 76-47, Seward County thumped Kansas City, Kan., 86-66, Neosho County lost 65-61 to Cloud County and Butler rolled past Labette 105-69.
ON THE WOMEN’S side it was a different story for the Jayhawk East. Five playoff games went to the East teams Tuesday.
Allen County’s Red Devil women were no match for 13th-ranked and Jayhawk Western Division champion Seward County. Seward County (29-2) dispatched Allen County 98-56.
The loss put the Red Devils at 8-23 for the season. The ACCC women were 2-16 in Jayhawk East play finishing last.
Jayhawk East champion Labette rolled over Dodge City 77-53 and Fort Scott edged Cloud County 61-60. Independence thumped Barton County 82-50, Cowley County had little trouble with Pratt, 64-38 and Coffeyville got past Butler 80-70.
Hutchinson ousted Neosho County 94-61 and Garden City downed Kansas City, Kan., 68-54.
No more information was available to the Register on the ACCC games.