T-Birds snap Red Devils' home winning streak with 79-77 overtime victoryIOLA, Kansas — Defeating the Allen Community College men’s basketball team on its home floor has been a tough task this season for Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference teams. Entering Saturday's matchup with Cloud County Community College, the Red Devils owned an 11-5 home record and had won their last five contests in Iola.
The T-Birds snapped that streak Saturday, and improved to 8-6 out on the road this season, with a gritty 79-77 overtime win also gave them a one-game lead over Coffeyville for fourth place in the KJCCC standings with one regular season game remaining.
T-Birds snatch 81-78 win away from Cowley on WednesdayCONCORDIA, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team had its hands in the cookie jar Wednesday night when it hosted Cowley, hoping it could steal a win on its home floor during a night where few things went the T-Birds’ way for 35 minutes.
Free throws a factor in Cloud County's tight 77-74 loss to BartonGREAT BEND, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men's basketball team overcame double-digit deficits on multiple occasions Saturday night to push Barton Community College, the second place team in the KJCCC standings, to the brink. But the T-Birds were unable to overcome a 19 free throw discrepancy in its tough 77-74 road loss to the Cougars.
Late heroics propel T-Birds to 70-66 road win over ButlerEL DORADO, Kansas — For the second time in as many meetings this season, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team produced huge plays in the final seconds to stun the Butler Community College Grizzlies.
Back on December 11, it was sophomore guard Deon Lyle who drew a foul on his 3-point, game-tying attempt and made all three free throws to set up a 93-82 overtime win. On Wednesday, it was sophomore Andrew Ballock’s turn to play hero in the T-Birds’ 70-66 road victory.
Cloud County falls 75-59 on the road to ColbyCOLBY, 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.
Shooting woes wreak Cloud County's upset bit against No. 2 HutchinsonHUTCHINSON, Kansas — Much like the first meeting between the two teams, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team played well enough in stretches to threaten the undefeated and No. 2 ranked Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons.
Hutchinson escaped Concordia with an 80-74 win back on Nov. 16. And in Saturday’s Round 2 battle between the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference rivals, it was again “self-inflicted” wounds that derailed the T-Birds as their upset bid fell short, 84-70.
Dodge City edges T-Birds in double-overtime thrillerCONCORDIA, Kansas — Wednesday’s rematch between the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team and Dodge City Community College lived up to its billing.
It took 50 minutes to decide which team would walk out of Arley Bryant Gymnasium in third place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference standings. Unfortunately for the T-Birds, they were the ones on the wrong end of Wednesday’s double-overtime thriller, falling 104-103.
Ballock's career-high 31 points lead T-Birds to 79-67 win over PiratesINDEPENDENCE, Kansas — Have a night, Andrew Ballock.
The current Eudora High School’s all-time leading scorer certainly did Monday, helping the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team upended Independence Community College, 79-67, in a make-up game for Saturday’s postponement.
T-Birds break out in 96-89 victory over Allen CountyCONCORDIA, Kansas — Peaks and valleys are bound to happen for a basketball team over the course of a 30-game schedule. On Wednesday, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team played itself out of a mini two-game skid to start the spring portion of its schedule as it notched an entertaining 96-89 victory over Allen County Community College inside Arley Bryant Gymnasium.
Cloud County stumbles in 93-79 loss to BartonCONCORDIA, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team suffered its third loss of the season Wednesday night, falling 93-79 at home against Barton Community College in a battle between the second and third-place teams in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
1979-80 basketball teams to be inducted into Cloud County Athletics Hall of FameCONCORDIA, Kansas — The winter of 1979-1980 was a magical time for the Cloud County Community College men and women’s basketball programs as, for five months, Concordia was home to the best junior college basketball in the state of Kansas.
With rosters chock full of some of Cloud County’s all-time greats, the men and women each won their respective Region VI tournaments that season en route to NJCAA National Tournament appearances. Nearly 37 years after their respective runs, the players and coaches behind the T-Birds’ rise to national prominence that season will be honored as the 11th class to be inducted into the Cloud County Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cloud County grinds out 93-82 overtime win over GrizzliesCONCORDIA, Kansas — With 8.9 seconds left, down 77-74 in Sunday’s conference showdown against Butler Community College, Cloud County Community College sophomore Deon Lyle raised up for a contested 24-footer and his team staring at potentially its second close loss of the week.
Cloud's comeback falls short in 87-86 road loss to Garden CityGARDEN CITY, Kansas — Battling back from a deficit is nothing new for this year’s Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team. Unfortunately, time ran out before the T-Birds could complete their comeback attempt on Wednesday as they fell 87-86 on the road to Garden City Community College.
Cloud County uses 40-13 blitz to knock off Colby, match last season's win totalCONCORDIA, Kansas — In 2015-16, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team won 10 games, finishing the season 10-22 and in the cellar of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
But thanks to Saturday’s 91-74 come-from-behind victory over Colby Community College, this year's T-Birds have their 10th win of the season wrapped up in time for Christmas and are proving to be a shining example of how quickly circumstances can change in junior college basketball.
Cloud County stuns No. 13 Neosho County with 85-80 overtime winCHANUTE, Kansas — With the calendar about to flip to December, the Cloud County Community College men's basketball team is proving it's more than an early feel-good story as the T-Birds topped No. 13 ranked Neosho County Community College on Wednesday with an 85-80 come-from-behind overtime victory.
Cloud County finishes on 17-2 run to close out CoffeyvilleCONCORDIA, Kansas ? Saturday marked 10 days since the Cloud County Community College men?s basketball team had played on its home court. That Nov. 16 evening ended in the T-Birds? lone blemish this season: an 80-74 loss to No. 6 ranked Hutchinson Community College.
Cloud County remains undefeated on the road with 88-69 win against PrattPRATT, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team has feasted on the road thus far this season, earning their fourth road win in as many tries — three inside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference — with an 88-69 victory over Pratt Community College on Tuesday.
No. 6 Hutchinson edge Cloud County in battle of unbeatensCONCORDIA, Kansas — “Horseshoes and hand grenades.”
The common phrase was one that came to mind for Cloud County Community College men’s basketball coach, Chad Eshbaugh, after his team nearly pulled the early season upset of No. 6 ranked Hutchinson Community College on Wednesday.
Santos signs with Jacksonville UniversityCONCORDIA, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team’s floor general will have a new squad to command in 2017 as sophomore point guard Aamahne Santos signed his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday to play NCAA DI basketball for Jacksonville University.
Cherif Fall signs LOI to play at Coppin State UniversityCONCORDIA, Kansas — Standing at six-feet, eight-inches tall and tipping the scales at 210 pounds, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team’s starting power forward, sophomore Cherif Fall, can be an intimidating presence.
T-Birds silence Storm early, roll to an 82-53 win in home openerCONCORDIA, Kansas — Playing inside Arley Bryant Gymnasium for the first time in 2016-17 on Thursday, the Cloud County Community College men's basketball team put together a sparkling first half against Southeast Community College en route to an 82-53 victory over the visiting Storm.
T-Birds look to rebound in 2016-17, challenge in the KJCCCCONCORDIA, Kansas — In six days, the Cloud County Community College men’s basketball team will step on the court for a non-conference road contest against Brown Mackie College to tip-off the 2016-17 season.
New year, fresh faces, and a clean slate are all welcomed sights for the T-Birds, who are eager to shrug off a disappointing 2015-16 campaign where they finished last in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference with a record of 10-22 overall, 2-12 KJCCC.
Former T-Bird signs NBA contract with Phoenix SunsFormer Cloud County Community College men’s basketball standout, Derek Cooke Jr., realized a dream Sunday when former T-Bird signed a National Basketball Association (NBA) contract with the Phoenix Suns in preparation for training camp.