Greyhounds post conference win over Red Devil women

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
It was 5-on-5 as Allen County Community College’s Jill Hartman (5 white) drives on Fort Scott Community College’s Kylie Shepard (5 dark) in Saturday’s game here. Visiting Fort Scott won the game 69-45.

“We played very uninspired basketball tonight and that’s disappointing,” said Andy Hamilton, Allen County Community College women’s head coach.
Hamilton was not pleased with the way the Red Devils played, especially in the first half at home Saturday. Fort Scott Community College bounced the Red Devils 69-45.
The Greyhounds led 15-6 by the 12:24 mark. They pushed it to 32-11 with over five minutes to intermission.
Allen County’s Jill Hartman nailed a three-pointer followed by a trey from Angela Hogue. But Fort Scott’s Kylie Shepard drained a trey to finish the run.
Hartman is a freshman from Marmaton Valley High School in Moran. Shepard is a sophomore at FCCC and played for Uniontown High School. The two area players played for rival high schools.
“We didn’t play hard and we’re not talented enough to play anything but hard for 40 minutes,” said Hamilton.
“They had a 35 to 18 rebounding advantage on us in the first half.”
Allen County suffered from 18 percent field goal shooting in the first half. The Red Devils ended up at 27 percent, 15 of 56, from the field.
Fort Scott scored 31 points off 22 Allen County turnovers in the game. The Greyhounds shot 34 percent, 26 of 76, for the game.
The Greyhounds cashed in on 14 of 20 free throw attempts. The Red Devils were 12 of 22 at the free-throw line.
Allen County made a little noise early in the second half. Samantha Aofia, who scored six of the first eight points for ACCC, had a basket. Jennifer House’s three-point play and a basket by Sumayyah Muhammad made it 48-27 with 14:55 left to play.
That was as close as the Red Devils got. By the midway point of the second half, Fort Scott had stretched its advantage to 60-31.
Muhammad paced the Red Devils with 13 points. Hogue had 11 points and seven rebounds. Natasha Blackmore had seven of the team’s 39 rebounds.
Leondra Doomes-Stephens led Fort Scott with 22 points. Monet Fernades chipped in with 14 points while Valencia Kelly added 11 and Shepard scored 10 points.
Allen County fell to 2-15 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play and 5-24 overall. The Red Devils are idle Wednesday.
The Red Devils have their final home game Saturday against Cowley County. Game time is 6 p.m.
Allen County (20-25—45) (FG/3-pt): Hartman 0/1-0-0-3, Girdy 0/1-1-4-4, Hogue 3/1-2-3-11, Nelson 0-1-0-1, Fowler 0-0-2-0, Aofia 3-2-2-8, Blackmore 0-0-1-0, Muhammad 5-3-0-13, House 1-3-3-5. TOTALS: 12/3-12-15-45.
Fort Scott (46-23—69) (FG/3-pt): Doomes-Stephens 6/1-7-3-22, Shepard 2/2-0-1-10, Bloodworth 1-0-3-2, Duplechin 0-0-1-0, Hampton 0-0-1-0, Smith 0-0-4-0, Lawrence 0-0-3-0, Kelly 5-1-0-11, Hathaway 0-0-1-0, Okornkwo 0-2-1-2, Jackson 4-0-2-8, Fernades 5-4-1-14. TOTALS: 23/3-14-21-69.