Kansas City, KS -- Fort Scott Community College Men's Basketball Program went on the road for their Region VI quarterfinal matchup with Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Greyhounds came away with a 60-59 win to advance to the tournament Semifinal against Johnson County Community College.
Both team's entered the contest Saturday with their seasons on the line. It was KCK who came out hot hitting a pair of their pointers to take a quick 10-2 lead. Fort Scott responded with a 5-0 run following a timeout by head coach Michael Cook. The teams went on to trade buckets for most of the first half. A late bucket by Forward Jonathan Murray gave KCK a 28-34 lead over the hounds entering the half.
The pace of the game remained much the same in the second half. Both teams were causing issues for the opposing offenses with hardnosed defense. The Hounds managed to tie the game multiple times in the second half but KCK answered the call each time with a crucial bucket. A late lay-up by Brolon Moton on an assist by Tyler Zinn tied the game at 57 with just under 40 seconds remaining. After a KCK timeout, Mike Lee was able to make a tough shot with 3.3 seconds remaining in the contest giving KCK a two point lead over the Hounds. Dametrius Walker quickly in bounded the ball to Dejuan Sherman before KCK could set up defensively. With 3.3 seconds Sherman was able to weave through the defense and release a 3 just as time expired. The shot dropped through the net after time expired giving the Hounds their first lead of the night and a one point win to advance to the Region VI semi-finals.
"After losing to KCK twice this year, a lot of people probably doubted if we could come on the road and win a playoff game, actually we have played well on the road this year and felt comfortable going into this match up. Our fans gave great support and helped us the entire game and Dejuan hit a big shot and it is great to see him experience this and help us move forward to the next round," stated Head Coach Michael Cook