Allen County Community College’s Anthony Clagett shoots a free throw in the home game against Labette Community College in January. On Wednesday, Clagett hit 10 of 12 from the line in an 85-77 overtime win at Labette.
PARSONS — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils took care of business Wednesday. They had to work overtime but they got the job done.
Allen County’s men posted an 85-77 win over host Labette Community College’s Cardinals Wednesday.
The Red Devils are in a battle for a top-four spot in the Jayhawk Eastern Division. Finishing in the top four would secure a first-round playoff game at home next week.
The Red Devils led 38-37 at halftime but the Cardinals stayed in the game after the break. Labette outscored Allen County 36-35 to forge a 73-73 tie at the end of regulation.
The Red Devils poured in 12 points in the overtime period while limiting the Cardinals to four.
The win lifted ACCC’s men to third place in the Jayhawk East. The Red devils are 12-5 in conference play and 17-11 overall.
Cowley County is atop the Jayhawk East at 14-3 and 20-9 and Coffeyville is second at 13-5, 19-11. Tied for fourth are Independence (11-6, 18-11) and Neosho County (11-6, 19-10).
Saturday’s final game at home for ACCC is set to
be huge as Independence comes to Iola. The Red Devils lost at Independence
75-69 on Feb. 8. Coffeyville beat Independence 90-78 Wednesday.
Allen County cashed in on 20 of 24 free throw attempts. Anthony Clagett was 10 of 12 at the line as
he scored 22 points. Dennis Rumph hit 6 of 6 foul shots as he racked up 14 points.
Andra Bailey recorded another double-double with 26 points and 18 rebounds for the Red Devils. Rumph had nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Clagett dished out five assists. Keevis Tukes had three steals and seven points.
Also scoring for ACCC were Erik Law with nine points, Chris Lee with four points and Aaron Jackson with three points.
Allen County’s women lost 83-38 to the 21st-ranked Labette women. Labette is 17-1 and 27-3 and the Jayhawk East champion.
The Red Devil women are 2-15 in conference and 8-21 overall. No individual statistics were available for the women’s game.
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