FORT SCOTT — Breaking a six-game losing skid and avenging a home loss earlier in the season, Allen County Community College’s women defeated host Fort Scott Community College 80-76 Saturday.
Not allowing the Red Devil women all the fun, the ACCC men used a strong second half to put away the Greyhound men 70-54. The Red Devils were up 27-23 at halftime against the Greyhounds, who are 0-12 and 3-21.
The Allen County women improved to 2-9 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play and 8-15 overall. They hadn’t won since beating Highland at home Jan. 16. They had lost to Fort Scott 60-51 in Iola on Jan. 13.
Allen County’s men pushed to an 8-3 Jayhawk East mark, which put them third in the standings, and 13-9 overall.
The Red Devil teams are slated to play at Independence tonight in makeup games from Jan. 30. They travel to Highland on Wednesday.
Jazmynn Johnson paced the Red Devil women with 21 points. Johnson was 10 of 13 from the field dominating the inside for ACCC.
Dysyan Malone fired in 19 points. Malone also controlled seven rebounds and had two steals. Breanna Shaw scored 15 points, had seven rebounds and two steals.
Allen County trailed 43-31 at halftime. The Red Devil women, who have had trouble putting things together in the second half of games, outscored the Greyhounds 49-33 Saturday.
Allen County shot 53 percent, 28 of 53, from the field and went 21 of 27 from the free-throw line.
Fort Scott was 28 of 68 for 41 percent from the field. The Greyhound women had 11 threes in the game. They were 9 of 13 at the line.
Others scoring for ACCC women were Kyneshai Nisbett with eight points, Maurissa Shaffer and Nicole Rockhold with six points each, and Jennifer House with five points.
Unfortunately, there were no details on the ACCC men. Statistics with only team totals and Fort Scott individual information was available on the Jayhawk Conference Web site.
The ACCC men shot 43 percent, 23 of 54, from the field. They cashed in on 21 of 30 free throw attempts.
Fort Scott shot 44 percent, 18 of 41, from the field. The Greyhounds sank 17 of 28 free throw attempts.
Fort Scott was led by Taylor Ramell with 18 points and Jamaal McCoy with 10.
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