Close call in Kansas: Indians fall short

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Freshman guard Juliana Rosado from Coral Springs, Fla, was one of three McCook Community College players to score in double figures Wednesday night.

GOODLAND, Kan. – Another close game for the McCook Community College Lady Indians Wednesday but a key 3-pointer down the stretch and Northwest Kansas Technical College was able to outlast MCC 83-72.

Down 51-31 at the half, MCC cut the gap to 76-70 with 90 seconds left in the game.

“In the second half we were able to string together some stops and in both halves our offense had some pretty good flow,” said MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti.

The Lady Mavericks came out early and blitzed MCC from the 3-point line and through the transition game to mount the 20-point lead at the half.

NWKTC finished connecting on nine of 18 shots from the 3-point line and 47.1 percent from the field. Tran Brown and Destiny Lindsey paced the Lady Mavericks with 15 points each, Kiyah Clark had 13.

“Overall I thought we improved from our last outing, Fernetti said. His team out-scored NWKTC by 9 points in the second half.

“It was good to see some perimeter shots go down in the second half,” Fernetti said.

Freshman Aliyah Foote, Lawrenceville, Ga., had a game-high 21 points for the Lady Indians.

Freshman Sam Hinkle, Rifle Colo., had 18 points to go along with six rebounds.

Freshman Juliana Rosado, Coral Springs, Fla. added 11 points.

Sophomore Gabby Enloe, Colorado Springs led MCC with eight rebounds.

“We just need to keep kicking at that door and keep working hard until that door finally opens,” Fernetti said.

NWKTC improves to 12-8 on the year, MCC is 3-12. The Lady Indians return home for a Saturday contest with 7-8 Northeastern Junior College at 2 p.m. in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.

The Plainswomen are coming off a 79-46 win over North Platte Wednesday night in North Platte.

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  • Really wish MCC had at least half the team players from area schools. Those kids are the ones their parents are paying taxes to support MCC. If we had more local kids playing we would have more local folks going to watch the games, making donations to the school and local athletes would most likely bring their friends with them to also attend MCC. No offense to the out of area kids but it is called McCook COMMUNITY College. We just need more community kids getting the chance to play, we do have plenty of all conference and all state athletes in the area.

    -- Posted by dennis on Thu, Jan 11, 2018, at 5:54 PM
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