Trojan women fend off Red Devils

CCC freshman Kashaelyn Fuselier and the Trojans won their first Jayhawk Conference game of the season, 79-73, over Allen Community College Dec. 9 at the Colby Community Building.
CCC freshman Kashaelyn Fuselier and the Trojans won their first Jayhawk Conference game of the season, 79-73, over Allen Community College Dec. 9 at the Colby Community Building.

The Colby Community College women's basketball team got their first Jayhawk Conference win Sunday at the Colby Community Building as they beat Allen Community College 79-73. 

Though first-year head coach Antwain Scales got his first conference victory, he is looking at the larger picture.

"It's a process, and we're working hard every day to get better," he said. "That's taking each contest one game at a time and focusing on the things we can control." 

The Trojans were up by as many as 12 in the first half but saw Allen close the gap to 34-32 by intermission.

The Red Devils tied the game at 37 early in the third quarter before the Trojans went on a mini 4-0 run and never relinquished the lead. 

Colby, with a record of 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the KJCCC, had five players in double figures. They were especially good from the free-throw line in the final minute, going 9 for 12.  Kaitlyn Guillory turned in a double-double with 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. 

The Red Devils (2-11, 0-4) were led by 24 points from Jakira Wilson. 

In the final game of the semester, Colby hosts North Platte Community College beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.