Trojans top Northwest Tech

CCC sophomore Moses Bol shoots over a Northwest Kansas Technical College defender in the Trojans' 82-58 win Jan. 16 at the Colby Community Building.
CCC sophomore Moses Bol shoots over a Northwest Kansas Technical College defender in the Trojans' 82-58 win Jan. 16 at the Colby Community Building.

In their first official Jayhawk Conference matchup, the Colby Community College Trojans topped the Northwest Kansas Technical College Mavericks 82-58 Wednesday night at the Community Building.

The 58 points for Northwest Tech, whose basketball program entered the Jayhawk Conference in 2018, was a season low.

Colby Head Coach Rusty Grafel felt the Trojans were ready for the challenge.

"This was our best defensive game of the season so far," he said. "We are trying to put consistent possessions and games together as a team so our guys can understand how we can continue to get better!"

Double-doubles from Javion May (22 points, 12 rebounds) and Moses Bol (10 points, 10 rebounds) led the way for Colby.  

"Javion had his best game of the year and always energizes us with his extra effort, and Moses also was a huge presence for us and had his best performance thus far. 

The Trojans, now 10-8 and 5-4 in the conference, had three others scoring in double figures. Eddie Davis had 14 and Craig Beaudion notched 12, while Rian Carter added 10 off the bench.

"Anytime you can have five guys in double figures and hold a team to under 60, there are a lot of positives you can build on leading into your next game," Grafel said.

The Trojans are in Great Bend Saturday for a 7:30 start with Barton Community College (15-2, 6-2).