Sports Briefs

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Women’s basketball

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.
 

Men’s basketball

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.
 

Indoor track

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, jhowey@jccc.edu
 

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