CONCORDIA, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College women's basketball team polished off a spotless three-game run through its non-conference schedule on Wednesday with a 90-44 rout of Doane College JV inside Arley Bryant Gymnasium.
Cloud County (3-0 overall) shot 47 percent from the floor from the game, 39 percent from 3-point range, and pounded the visiting Tigers inside to the tune of 52-18 points in the paint.
Freshman forward Scout Frame had a big hand in doing so as the Kinsley, Kansas native went for 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, with adding eight rebounds and three steals.
"I thought Scout was really good. She is very active and aggressive," said Cloud County head coach, Brett Erkenbrack. "She did a really good job posting, we got her the basketball in good positions, and she made some nice moves and finishing plays."
Frame poured in 18 of her 22 points in the first half, helping the T-Birds out to a dominating 51-23 lead. Fellow freshman Savanna Christensen took over the scoring load in the post in the second half as she thrived in her 14 minutes. Christensen nearly finished with a double-double as she went for 12 points and eight rebounds.
"I was so happy for Savanna (Wednesday). She hasn't had quite the opportunity to play as many minutes as other people. She got in there in the second half and really came into her own," Erkenbrack said. "I think she grew up a lot tonight."
Freshman point guard Camille Awa Baud led Cloud County's perimeter attack with 19 points — including a 5-of-8 mark from 3-point range — in 29 minutes. Her fellow point guard Tiana Johnson was the fourth T-Bird in double-figures with 11 points. She and guard Carrie Davis tied for a team-high five assists.
Defensively, Cloud County took another step forward on Wednesday as it limited Doane College JV to 27 percent shooting for the game and force 32 turnovers.
"I thought our positioning was pretty good, we were after the basketball all over the place," Erkenbrack said. "We're getting better. Our team defense is getting a little bit better and it's at the time that it needs to."
Erkenbrack was elluding to Cloud County's conference opener this Saturday against Dodge City Community College; the first of a 26-game grind inside the KJCCC.
"Certainly the caliber of the competition and the intensity of the ballgame is going to change dramatically Saturday night," Erkenbrack said. "I think the three non-conference games we've had have given us the opportunity for everyone to get involved. I think we've developed a certain identity with our ball club… we have to be true to ourselves and do what we do. Hopefully that's good enough Saturday night against Dodge City."