Cavs punish Hounds on the road

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By James Howey, sports editor, jhowey@jccc.edu

The Cavs returned to their dominating ways on the road at Fort Scott Community College Wednesday night. With an offensive attack that had been absent from the Cavaliers as of late, they clobbered the Greyhounds 95-36. The squad got back to what had them undefeated through most of the season. The Cavs shot over 50 percent from the field, nailed 10 three’s, and committed only eight turnovers.

“We moved the ball better, executed our stuff better, and we got better shots,” Cavaliers head coach Ben Conrad said. “Sometimes you can’t control that though.”

Conrad just wants the Cavs to focus on doing things that they can influence.

“We try to really get our kids to buy into to control the things you can control,” Conrad said. “That’s playing defense, rebounding, taking care of the ball, and Shot making kind of takes care of itself.”

Alexis Brown led the Cavs with 22 points and five three’s. Shelby Dahl was second with 14 points and Erica Nelson was third with 10. The Cavs are now 24-2 on the season and 7-2 in conference. For Brown she and the team as a whole were able to perform at a high level.

“I was able to step up, hit some big shots, and play better with the team,” Brown said. “We played real hard together and everyone contributed.”

Conrad claims this Impressive win was very much needed for a team who hadn’t put their best foot forward recently.

‘“I think we needed to play well and hard for forty minutes,” Conrad said. “Our kids were a little down after those two tough losses.”

Next up for the Cavs is Labette Community College at home this Saturday. Labette is just 13-13 on the season, but is coming off a big upset win over Highland Community College at home 70-67. The Cavs are entering the home stretch of this season and still have a lot of ambitions they have their sights on.

“Our thing with our group is just consistently playing hard for forty minutes and playing together for forty minutes,” Conrad said. “The season is far from over and I do think this game could be a springboard into some big things.”

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