Allen fends off Labette to open Region VI playoffs

Allen Community College struggled at times, but still was able to open the Region VI postseason with a home win. The Red Devils defeated Labette, 86-73, to secure a home game Wednesday against Neosho County.

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March 1, 2022 - 11:14 AM

Allen Community College’s Chris Dixon (0) challenges a shot by Labette’s Brandon Taylor Monday. The Red Devils won their Region VI playoff opener, 86-73. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

There’s something to be said about being able to win a game by double digits, never really being threatened in the second half, and still not being particularly happy about it.

Such is the case for Allen Community College’s men, who opened the Region VI playoffs Monday with an 86-73 win over visiting Labette.

But the Cardinals gave Jayhawk Conference champion Allen fits, and seemed to answer every time the Red Devils threatened to blow the game open.

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