Second-half slump downs Red Devils

Cloud County ends 11-game losing streak when Red Devils lose nine-point first-half lead in physical game.



February 14, 2020 - 4:34 PM

ACC’S Malik Hardmon goes up for a dunk over a Cloud County defender on Thursday. Photo by REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL / Iola Register

When it came down to the wire, the Allen Community College Red Devils didn’t have the toughness needed to escape with a win over bottom-dweller Cloud County CC. 

The T-Birds rested at the bottom of the Jayhawk East standings after losing their last 11 games in a row. But on Thursday, ACC let a nine-point first half lead diminish after halftime, losing the neck-and-neck affair 71-66. 

“We couldn’t finish anything at the rim, and the referees were letting it go pretty physical tonight,” ACC head coach Andy Shaw said. “I thought we were getting bumped around the rim, but they weren’t giving it to us. We have to be tougher than that, and finish through guys because this is college basketball, and sometimes referees are going to call it that way.”

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