Accidents reported on area highways

An accident was reported at 5:43 a.m. Monday on southbound I-635 and State, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

With snow on the ground overnight, multiple accidents were reported on highways in Wyandotte County on Monday morning.

Motorists should drive carefully, as bridges may be slick.

According to KC Scout, accident locations included southbound I-635 near Leavenworth Road, southbound I-635 near State Avenue, southbound I-435 on the ramp from Donahoo Road, southbound I-35 near 18th Street Expressway.

An accident was reported at 6:49 a.m. Monday on southbound I-635 near Leavenworth Road, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)
An accident was reported at 5:52 a.m. Monday on southbound I-435 on the ramp from Donahoo Road, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)
An accident was reported at 5:37 a.m. Monday on southbound I-35 near 18th Street Expressway, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

Defense sets tone for Blue Devils’ first 100-point scoring night

Tama Johnson scored 14 points, including 11 in the first half, as KCKCC won 106-39 over Ottawa University’s junior varsity on Saturday. (KCKCC photo)

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College went over the century mark for the second time this season Saturday in a 106-39 win over Ottawa University’s junior varsity but it was the Blue Devil defense that set the tone for the win.

The visiting Braves were held to just four first half field goals. While no such records are available, the four field goals are believed to be the fewest ever allowed for one half – one less than the five given up in the second half in a 53-50 loss to unbeaten Southwestern Iowa just a week ago.

“I’m just happy with a win,” KCKCC coach Kelley Newton said. “”We’ve had a couple of tough losses and needed to know how it feels to win again. This team is so young with so many freshmen that it needs to learn how to play with focus and consistency.”

Newton used 13 players in the game and all but one scored.

Freshman Daijon Taylor led with a double-double, 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting along with a game high 10 rebounds, while sophomore Arother Ratliff just missed a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Tama Johnson added 14 points including 11 the first half and Calvin Slaugher and Jalen Davis chipped in with 10 each.

The Blue Devils shot 54.5 percent for the game; 60 percent in a 62-point second half.

KCKCC dominated the rebounding 52-28 while forcing 25 turnovers.

Four Blue Devils, Kelyn Bolton, Andre Boykins and Taylor each had four of the 28 assists on 42 field goals. KCKCC also blocked four shots, two each by Taylor and Ratliff.

KCKCC raced to an 11-2 lead in the first eight minutes, stretched it to 21-6 at the nine minute mark and then ran off 21 straight points for a 42-11 lead before the Braves notched their fourth goal with 2:20 left in the half.

“We got some stops and rebounded well and that set the tone,” Newton said. Ottawa’s four first half goals came on 27 shots for 14.8 percent.

The Blue Devils (3-7) now go on the road the coming week, playing at Washburn junior varsity in Topeka Monday at 7 p.m. and State Fair in Sedalia Saturday, also at 7 p.m.

KCKCC’s Arother Ratliff captured nine rebounds and had 21 points in KCKCC’s 106-39 victory over Ottawa University’s junior varsity on Saturday. (KCKCC photo)
Basketball action from KCKCC’s 106-39 victory over Ottawa University’s junior varsity on Saturday. (KCKCC photo)

Faith news

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Breakfast with St. Nicholas is planned from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Holy Family parish, 513 Ohio Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is sponsored by Resurrection School. The cost is $6 per person. The breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be catered by Chris Cakes.

The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

The auditorium of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 420 Barnett, Kansas City, Kansas, will be the site of a Christmas in Kolograd Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $10 for adults, with those 12 and younger free. There will be sausage sandwiches and beverages for sale. Dance music will be by the Kolograd band.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the second Sunday in the season of Advent at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. The parish will be part of the Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour from noon until 5 p.m. A service of lessons and carols will be presented at 5 p.m.

The Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year the tour includes five homes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well as Wyandotte High School. The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10. Go to www.historicwestheight.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the neighborhood association and St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Westheight Manor is listed as historically significant in the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

The annual Nativity display is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Cathedral of St. Peter parish center, 409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Many nativity scenes will be displayed, with refreshments available and a bake sale.

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