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W. Basktball - JCCC rallies from 17 down to defeat KCKCC 79-73

02/12/18

W. Basktball - JCCC rallies from 17 down to defeat KCKCC 79-73

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A 17-point halftime deficit wasn’t enough to stop the No. 7 ranked Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team from picking up a 79-73 win at Kansas City Kansas Community College on Saturday afternoon.

Cerena Reeves scored 13 of her 15 points in second half, and Kylee Williams knocked down two of her game-high five 3-pointers late to power the Lady Cavaliers 21st win on the season.  Williams finished with 15 points along with a career high 10 assists, giving her the first double-double of her collegiate career.

A big key in the comeback was Johnson County’s ability to control the offensive glass and get second chance points. The Lady Cavaliers finished 41 rebounds, 22 on the offensive. Reeves was the team’s leader with eight total, five on offense.

Johnson County also was much better defensively, and completely shut down Miya Ford in the second half. After pouring in 19 on the Lady Cavaliers in first two quarters, she did not score in the entire second half and was held to just one shot attempt.

“We made a slight adjustment on the kid that went off on us,” said JCCC head coach Ben Conrad. “We also talked about fighting and showing character.  We talked about better energy and being more active.”

JCCC did just that, outscoring the Blue Devils 46-to-23 in the second half.

Two other Johnson County starters finished in double figures. Tristen McFeders led the team with 16 points, and Paige Elston contributed 10 points.

The Lady Cavaliers face tough test on Wednesday night, when No. 3 and undefeated Highland Community College visits JCCC Gymnasium. The Scotties handed JCCC its second largest loss in the series in their previous meeting Jan. 27, 108-65.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.