Colby falls in women's basketball KJCCC opener

Colby falls in women's basketball KJCCC opener

Despite Aaliyah Chambers' 21 points and five assists, the Colby Community College women's basketball team fell to Butler Community College Wednesday night in El Dorado, 82-39.

The Trojans opened the season's first Jayhawk Conference contest on a 10-2 run. A few buckets and free throws by the Grizzlies allowed them to go on a run of their own, taking a 13-12 lead at the end of the first and never looking back. A robust Butler defense added to Colby's struggles, as they outscored the Trojans 48-18 in the second half.

Butler's balanced attack was led by Kaylee Nero's 15 points. Bench points played a major factor, as the Grizzlies outscored Colby 35-3.

The Trojans are back on the road to eastern Kansas on Saturday to face Independence Community College at 2 p.m. The game will be streamed on Open Spaces Sports.

 

[Contributed by Jareica Hughes]