The Cavs continue to dominate the Jayhawk conference with a 21-0 and won all five of their conference games by double digits. The squad is ranked number in the nation. The team has rival Kansas City Kansas Community College coming to town Saturday for a huge conference showdown. The Cavaliers have one of the deepest teams in recent memories at the college and consistently have three or four players score in double figures in a game. Alexis Brown leads the Cavs in scoring with 13.3 per game, Nieka Wheeler is second with 12.1, and Braile Fields is third with 9.6.
The college’s basketball team has been on a little bit of a hot streak as of late. The squad has won three in a row to improve to 11-10 on the year. The Cavs are 3-1 in the conference. The Cavaliers unfortunately lost Jaron Rollins for the rest of the season to a torn labrum. Rollins was a key contributor before his season ended. The Cavaliers had a spectacular last second 62-60 win against Cowley Community College with Zach Nelson making the game winning layup. Freshman Danzel Wright is having an outstanding season for the squad, averaging 20.7 a game, which is fourth among players in the Jayhawk. The Cavs have critical conference games coming up against Kansas City Kansas Community College and Coffeyville Community College. Both games will go a long way in deciding the winner of the Jayhawk.
The college’s indoor track squads for the men and women are off to a promising start to the season. The squad has had a number of standout players in their first meet this season. Matt Mayeske and Samuel McReynolds were the top two in the 60-meter race: Mayeske recorded an 8.67 and McReynolds had an 8.73. Max Bullard won the shot put with a throw of 13.88 Meters. Caleb Denman won the 200 meter with a 23.33. Aaron Thacker won the 300 meter with a 35.87. Daniel Mahurin won the 500 meter with a 1:07.79. Areka Hanson and Ryan Beard had solid showings in the 60 meter with an 8.13 for Hanson and an 8.25 for Beard. Brya Greene won the 300 meter with a 44.94. Brooklyn Meinke won the 400 meter with a 1:05.01. Donatta Young won the 500 meter with a 1:20.2. Colleen Russell and Paige Miller got second and third in 1000 meter. Russell recorded a 3:26.67 and Miller had a 3:28.97. Kendyl McDougald won the shot put with a 12.37 meter throw. The Cavs also won a dual meet with Cowley. The men won 59-43 and the women won 47-40.
Briefs and calendar compiled by James Howey, sports editor, email@example.com