Looking for an impressive

fourth straight trip

to “The Tournament” in

Hutchinson in a couple

of weeks, the Coffeyville

Community College Red

Ravens kept their season

alive on Monday, March

2 with an upset victory

versus Cowley — the No.

1 seed in the KJCCC/Region

VI Tournament and

the No. 15 team in the

nation in the most recent

NJCAA poll. After a slow

start from both sides, CCC

built a double digit lead in

the fi rst half, then held off

a furious comeback attempt

by the Tigers to secure

the 87-83 fi nal.

Freshman point guard

Tylor Perry had a career

night, leading all scorers

with 34 points. Perry

went 5-7 from three-point

range and was nearly perfect

at the free throw line,

going 17-18 at the stripe.

Sophomores Tony Hutson

and Meikkel Murray

chipped in 16 and 10,

respectively, while freshman

forward Larry White

scored nine and grabbed

a team-high 11 rebounds.

Cowley got on the board

fi rst, breaking a scoreless

tie on a layup with 17:38

in the fi rst half. Around

six minutes later, with

the Red Ravens leading

by just two, Coffeyville

went on a 12-2 run to go

up 31-19 with 6:17 before

the break. They then extended

their advantage to

52-32 after back-to-back

three-pointers by Perry

before heading into halftime

ahead 56-34.

Coffeyville upped their

lead to as much as 21

about four minutes into

the second half, but the

Tigers cut the score to 75-

71 with 4:48 remaining.

CCC got the margin back

to 10 with 90 seconds on

the clock and withstood

one fi nal push by Cowley

to hold on for the 87-83

win.

The Ravens (25-8) remained

in Dodge City to

face off with Butler on

Tuesday evening in the

Championship Game,

with the winner automatically

punching their ticket

to the NJCAA National

Tournament in Hutchinson

beginning on Tuesday,

March 17.