COLBY, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College women's basketball team led wire-to-wire in a dominating 85-37 road victory over Colby Community College on Saturday.
It was a surgical 40 minutes put together by the T-Birds (9-1 overall, 6-1 KJCCC). They jumped out to a 22-9 lead over Colby (3-8 overall, 1-6 KJCC), then buried the Trojans with a 24-3 scoring advantage in the second quarter to own a 46-12 lead at the half.
Defensively, the T-Birds limited Colby to 18 percent shooting for the game while forcing an even 30 turnovers.
Cloud County, after losing the rebounding battle Wednesday against Neosho County, also got back to its dominating ways on the glass as it out-rebounded the Trojans, 55-30, on Saturday.
"I thought the first half was especially good for us. We did a really good job, defensively, and made a lot of really nice plays offensively, running the floor," said Cloud County head coach, Brett Erkenbrack. "I was real pleased with our effort for 40 minutes on the road."
Freshman forward Scout Frame led the way for Cloud County as the native of Kinsley, Kansas flirted with a triple-double as she went for 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals in 28 minutes.
Frame committed just one personal foul on the evening, which Erkenbrack said was a point of emphasis after she was limited to 16 minutes due to foul trouble Wednesday against Neosho County.
"Scout positioned herself better and played smarter," Erkenbrack said. "I think it was in her mind at the start the game to get out of that mode of not picking up two early fouls, but she still was able to maintain her aggressiveness. I thought she was fantastic."
Frame was one of five T-Birds to finish in double-figures Saturday. Fellow freshman Camille Awa Baud poured in 18 points, including nine in the first quarter, to help get the offense started.
Sophomore forward Kennedy Gay was the third Cloud County starter to reach double digits as she scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while freshmen Carrie Davis and Courtney Hammel tallied 12 points and 11 points, respectively, off the bench.
The 12 points for Davis were her most since scoring 13 in the season opener against Bethany College JV. She did so on 6-of-8 shooting, all from inside the 3-point arc.
"I think Carrie maybe had her best game of the year on both ends of the floor," Erkenbrack said. "She wasn't settling for jump shots, she drove it to the basket hard and finished well. We ran a couple plays for Carrie and she was able to hit a couple jumpers around the foul area. She looked really comfortable and confident tonight and those two things certainly lend themselves to success on the offensive end of the floor."
Cloud County will look to pick up win No. 10 on the season when it returns home Wednesday to host Garden City Community College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.