Greyhound Basketball Splits Pair in Conference Opener

Greyhound Basketball Splits Pair in Conference Opener

The Fort Scott Community College men's and women's basketball teams were in action on Saturday at Arnold Arena as conference play began against Labette.

The Greyhounds would pick up the split as the women lost and the men came out victorious.

In the first contest, the Lady Hounds came up just short in a hard fought 68-64 loss to the 7th ranked Lady Cardinals.

The ballgame was tight throughout but a big second quarter for Labette turned out to be a big difference as they outscored FSCC 25-16 in that frame. The Lady Hounds outscored the Cardinals in the other three quarters by a combined score of 48-43.

Turnovers didn't help FSCC as they committed 28 including 20 in the first half. FSCC out-rebounded the Cardinals by 12. Labette entered the game 2nd in the nation in rebounding.

The Lady Hounds posted two in double figures led by Shalina Harper with 17 points off the bench. Ally McKenzie provided a nice spark adding 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Cardinals had balanced scoring throughout with three finishing in double figures led by Brittany Hill with 14 points.

With the loss, the Hounds are now 11-8 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

In the second game, the men would rally from 10 down in the second half to pull away from the Cardinals and continue their winning ways 86-73.

Labette dominated a good stretch in the first half which included a 19-0 run that helped the Cardinals take a 39-31 halftime lead. The Greyhounds would bounce back with a monster stretch in the second half and would go on to outscore Labette 55-34 to get the win.

The Greyhounds were solid again offensively with three players in double figures including monster games from both Tyler Zinn and John Montgomery. Zinn finished with a game high 31 points including eight of 14 from three point range. Zinn also added six rebounds, five steals and four assists. Montgomery finished the game with 22 points on nine of 14 shooting while adding eight rebounds and a steal.

Dontrell Sanders provided a nice jolt off the bench finishing with 13 points and two steals.

The Greyhounds finished the ball game hitting 42% of its shots including draining nine from beyond the arc and converting 25 of 38 from the free throw line.

The Cardinals posted five players in double figures led by Frank Royals with 14 points.

With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 16-6 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

The Greyhounds are back in action on Wednesday night as they host Kansas City Kansas Community College at Arnold Arena. The women tip at 5:30 and the men follow at 7:30.