ACCC men lose at Garden City in the playoffs

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

GARDEN CITY — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil men fell short of moving on in the 2009 Region VI playoffs.
Garden City Community College’s Broncbusters knocked the Red Devils out of contention Wednesday night. In an opening-round game, host Garden City defeated Allen County 73-59.
The loss ended the Red Devils’ season at 13-18 overall. Allen County was 8-10 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play, which tied it for fifth with Neosho County.
No other details on the game were available to the Register.
On Tuesday, the ACCC women lost out. They fell 79-56 to host Barton County, after staying even with the 16th ranked Cougars in the first half.
The teams were tied 37-37 at the break.
Barton County held Allen County to 19 points in the second half while pouring in 42 points.
The Red Devil women were led by Angela Hogue with 16 points, five rebounds and six assists. Sumayyah Muhammad added 11 points and five rebounds plus had five steals.
Allen County shot 43 percent, 23 of 54, from the field, hitting six of its eight three-pointers in the first half. Barton County shot just 39 percent, 26 of 67, from the field.
The difference was at the free-throw line. The Cou-gars cashed in on 24 of 29 free throw attempts. The Red Devils went to the line just four times, hitting one.
Sophomores Samantha Aofia, Natasha Blackmore and Chloe Nelson played their final game for ACCC.
Jordi James paced the Cougars with 14 points followed by Kristine Silaraja with 13. Tressie Todd and Shelby Hillman each had 11 points.
Winners of opening-round games advance to the Region VI tournaments held at Wichita State University’s Hoch Arena. Women’s quarterfinals are Friday and the men’s are Saturday.
Semifinal games for women and men are Sunday. The women’s championship game is 6 p.m. Monday followed by the men’s title game at 8 o’clock.
Here is how the first round went and the matchups for the quarterfinals:

NJCAA REGION VI
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS
MEN
First round
Tuesday’s scores

Barton County 96, Labette 65
Seward County 77, Kansas City 54
Cowley County 77, Cloud County 69
Wednesday’s scores
Hutchinson 87, Neosho County 68
Butler 74, Fort Scott 65
Independence 82, Pratt 78
Garden City 73, Allen County 59
Coffeyville 90, Dodge City 69
All remaining rounds at Koch Arena, Wichita

Quarterfinals
Saturday'

Butler vs. Independence, 1 p.m.
Cowley County vs. Seward County, 3 p.m.
Garden City vs. Coffeyville, 5 p.m.
Barton County vs. Hutchinson, 7 p.m.

Semifinals
Sunday

Quarterfinal winners, 5 & 7 p.m.

Championship
Monday

Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

WOMEN
First round
Tuesday’s scores

Cowley 80, Colby 31
Seward County 76, Kansas City 34
Barton County 79, Allen County 56
Labette 87, Butler 66
Independence 80, Garden City 64
Hutchinson 83, Neosho County 72
Cloud County 72, Fort Scott 63
Coffeyville 87, Pratt 41
All remaining rounds at Koch Arena, Wichita

Quarterfinals
Friday

Hutchinson vs. Cowley, 1 p.m.
Seward County vs. Labette, 3 p.m.
Cloud County vs. Coffeyville, 5 p.m.
Barton County vs. Independence, 7 p.m.

Semifinals
Sunday

Quarterfinal winners, 1 & 3 p.m.

Championship
Monday

Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.