Cloud County Women Score 105-54 Home Win Over Bethany JV
Breaking the 100-point mark for the second time in three days, the Cloud County Community College women's basketball team would ease their way to a 105-54 home win over the Bethany College JV team inside of Arley Bryant Gymnasium on Saturday, November 13th.
Moving to 3-2 overall, Cloud County has now won three of their past four games while Bethany JV has lost all six games that they have played this season.
Six quick points to open up the first 49 seconds of the contest would stake CCCC to an early lead before seeing Bethany JV respond with seven points of their own thanks to starting the game by going five-for-six from the field to keep them within a point of the T-Birds at 13-12 midway through the opening quarter. Cloud County would then use a 12-1 run over the span of three minutes to take their first double-digit lead of the game as CCCC would end the quarter by outscoring the Swedes 5-3 to grab a 28-16 lead going to the second quarter.
Cloud County would continue to add to their lead over the course of the opening two-plus minutes of the second quarter by pouring in seven of the first 10 points of the period to go up 35-16 as the lead would eventually hit the 20-point mark on a Rori Cox triple with 3:14 left before halftime. The final stretch of the opening half would be played out just about even as Bethany JV would manage to outscore CCCC 7-6 to keep things within 20 at 51-31 as the final horn sounded to send things to halftime.
In the third quarter, the T-Birds would allow a layup before responding with seven straight points as the two points from the Swedes would be their only points for the first 4:57 of the second half. Defense for CCCC would continue to swarm Bethany JV and not allow the Swedes any good opportunities at the hoop as Cloud County would continue to grow their lead and go up by as many as 35 until a half-court buzzer-beating three from Bethany JV would make it a 75-43 game heading to the fourth.
With the game in control for Cloud County, the T-Birds would continue to work through their offensive sets and open the final period on a 16-0 run while using up the first four minutes of action before the Swedes would manage to break the drought with a three. The 91-46 lead for CCCC would grow even more on a Brooklyn Zoeller trey 45 seconds later as the 100-point mark would be broken with 2:27 remaining while giving the T-Birds their largest lead of the game at 101-49. Bethany JV would then score the next five points before giving up three free throws to CCCC to end the game with Cloud County winning by a 51-point margin.
Finishing the game going 38-for-74 (51.4 percent) from the field, the T-Birds would connect on a season-high 10 three's and go to the line 29 times while making 19 attempts (65.5 percent). Cloud County would outrebound the Swedes 46-41 which included 20 offensive rebounds and 20 second-chance points to go along with 40 points in the paint and 38 points off turnovers.
With three players in double-figures, Cox would lead all scorers in the game by finishing with 15 points on five-of-six shooting while grabbing two rebounds. Te Araroa Sopoaga and Olivia Collier-Tuipulotu both scored 13 points while Kay Hauata Phillips flirted with a triple-double by recording nine points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in the contest.
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference play begins on Wednesday, November 17th with a road trip to Goodland, Kansas to take on Northwest Kansas Technical College at 5:30 PM (MST). The Mavericks sit at 2-2 overall and will be coming off an eight-day layoff having last played on November ninth with a 55-46 road win at Lamar Community College. In the lone meeting last season, Northwest Tech would take an 81-74 decision over the T-Birds in Concordia on January 27th to open conference play for both teams.