by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College basketball teams take on their toughest tests of the early season when they play host to the annual eight-game Keith Lindsey Classic Friday and Saturday.
The unbeaten and No. 9 ranked Lady Blue Devils will try to win their fourth game in a row when they take on St. Louis Community College (1-0) Friday at 6 p.m. and North Central Missouri College (1-2) Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Blue Devil men (1-1) will open Friday at 8 p.m. against Prep Link Year, a prep basketball academy located in Branson, Mo. On Saturday, they’ll face North Central Missouri in a 6 p.m. tipoff.
Tournament action gets underway Friday with a women’s game between Hesston and North Central at 2 p.m. followed by a men’s contest between Labette and North Central Missouri at 4 p.m.
Play on Saturday will begin at noon and will match Hesston and St. Louis with a men’s game between Labette and Link Year Prep at 2 p.m.
Saturday’s women’s game between KCKCC and North Central Missouri will have particular interest because four of North Central’s first five opponents are members of the Jayhawk Conference.
The Lady Pirates have lost to Fort Scott 75-66 and Johnson County 81-61 of the Jayhawk while defeating Ellsworth 67-57.
2 p.m. – Hesston vs. North Central Missouri
6 p.m. – KCKCC vs. St. Louis
4 p.m. – Labette vs. North Central Missouri
8 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Link Year Prep
Noon – Hesston vs. St. Louis
4 p.m. – KCKCC vs. North Central Missouri
2 p.m. – Labette vs. Link Year Prep
6 p.m. – KCKCC vs. North Central Missouri