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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • HC men fall to Central CC

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  • HESSTON — The Hesston College men's basketball team managed to stay with 14th-ranked (NJCAA Division II) Central (Neb.) Community College for much of the game, but could never get over the proverbial hump.
    Central held off a late Lark rally for a 101-94 win Friday in the Mid America Youth Basketball Thanksgiving Classic at Yost Center in Hesston.
    Central improves to 10-1 with the win. Hesston falls to 2-9.
    Both teams shot 50 percent or better from the field. Central outscored Hesston 36-21 from 3-point range.
    Central jumped out by 13 in the first 5:03 of play. Hesston got as close as five and trailed 51-42 at intermission.
    The Larks fell behind by as many as 22 in the second half, but again rallied to keep the game close.
    Central was led by David Plain and Deandre Hollins with 19 points each. Tra-Deon Hollins scored 18 points. Riak Bol scored 12 points with 12 rebounds. Tyron Criswell scored 10 points.
    Hesston's Tra Smoot scored 25 points with 11 rebounds. Ryan Schilling, Darrion Martin and Lawrence Ammons scored 14 points each.
    Central plays Northern Oklahoma-Enid at 4 p.m. today. Hesston ends the classic at 8 p.m. against the Tabor junior varsity.
    HESSTON (2-9) — Cardenas 2-7 2-4 6, Tanner 1-2 1-2 3, Larkin 0-0 2-2 2, Schilling 5-8 0-0 14, Martin 6-16 2-2 14, Ammons 7-10 0-0 14, Palmer 2-4 0-0 4, Smoot 11-19 2-3 25, Davis 2-5 2-2 8, Hiebert 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 1-3 2-2 4, TOTALS 37-74 13-17 94.
    CENTRAL (Neb.) CC (10-1) — O.Diop 2-6 2-6 7, Plain 6-9 4-4 19, T.Hollins 7-11 2-2 18, D.Hollins 6-10 3-3 19, Criswell 4-7 0-0 10, Bol 6-11 0-0 12, Ohnoutka 0-1 0-0 0, Ruffin 3-11 2-2 8, Stone 2-3 0-1 4, A.Diop 2-6 0-0 4, TOTALS 38-75 13-18 101.
    Hesston 42 52 —94
    Central 50 51 —101
    Total fouls — HC 15, CCC 21. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — CCC: A.Diop. 3-point shooting — HC 7-13 (Schilling 4-5, Martin 0-1, Palmer 0-1, Smoot 1-3, Davis 2-3), CCC 12-28 (O.Diop 1-4, Plain 3-5, T.Hollins 2-4, D.Hollins 4-6, Criswell 2-5, Stone 0-1, A.Diop 0-3). Rebounds — HC 36 (Smoot 11), CCC 33 (Bol 12). Assists — HC 12 (Cardenas 3, Martin 3), CCC 15 (three with 3). Turnovers — HC 19 (Ammons 5), CCC 13 (Plain 3). Blocked shots — HC 3 (Smoot 3), CCC 8 (Bol 4). Steals — HC 5 (Martin 2), CCC 8 (T.Hollins 4).
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