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).
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).