Cloud County falls 75-59 on the road to Colby

Sophomore point guard Aamahne Santos
Sophomore point guard Aamahne Santos

COLBY, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men's basketball team dropped a tough road matchup Wednesday against Colby Community College, falling 75-59 to the Trojans, who improved to 8-5 on their home floor this season.

Cloud County (15-9 overall, 11-9 KJCCC) was unable to overcome a rough first half that saw the T-Birds shoot 6-of-31 (19 percent). They were able to stay within striking distance, down 30-17 at the half, thanks to their defense as the T-Birds limited Colby (11-13 overall, 7-13 KJCCC) to 11-of-35 shooting (31 percent).

Cloud's offense got going in the second half as it shot 40 percent from the floor and scored 42 second-half points. Unfortunately, for the T-Birds, the Trojans warmed up in the second half too as they were 12-of-26 (46 percent) from the field and capitalized on Cloud County's foul trouble by going 18-of-25 (72 percent) at the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes.

Colby finished 25-of-39 (64 percent) from the foul line for the game, while the T-Birds were limited to just 16 attempts (11-of-16, 69 percent).

Sophomore guards Aamahne Santos and Deon Lyle led Cloud with 12 points and 10 points, respectively, while Solomon Finley and Alex Martin each chipped in seven points apiece off the bench.

The T-Birds finished with a 29-18 advantage in bench points.

Cloud County will look to snap its current three-game skid at 8 p.m. on Saturday when it hosts Garden City Community College (15-9 overall,11-9 KJCCC).