by Tyler Scott, KCKCC sports information director
The No. 3 seed KCKCC men’s basketball team finished off No. 6 seed Fort Scott Community College 89-69 for the season series, with their third win over the Greyhounds.
KCKCC is now 21-9 overall on the year and will face No. 2 seed Johnson County Community College in the Region VI semifinals.
Bryce Johnson and Caleb Jones capped off an early run for the Blue Devils in the first half with a three-pointer and layup, to give the team a 12-7 lead.
The shooting was a huge factor for KCKCC later on as the Blue Devils’ lead ballooned to 15 points after Joshua Dames and Cortez Howlett hit back-to-back three-pointers. KCKCC closes out the first half on an 11-4 run and took a 43-24 lead.
Fort Scott Community College climbed back briefly, but the Blue Devils still held on to a double-digit advantage. The lead for the Blue Devils reached 22 points with 9:43 remaining after a long-range shot from Dames, and he later connected on another three-pointer at the 5:02 mark.
KCKCC led Fort Scott 79-52 and never looked back. Dames hit four three-pointers in the game to give the team 10 total.
Dames and Joshua Butler led the team with 14 points each and Bradley Lightbourne grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds.
The Blue Devils will next play the Cavaliers on Wednesday in Overland Park, Kansas. Tipoff for the game is to be announced.