The No. 13-ranked Cowley College men’s basketball team had six players knock down at least one 3-pointer Monday night in a 113-97 win against arch rival Coffeyville at W.S. Scott Auditorium.

The victory moved the Tigers (16-3, 8-1 Jayhawk East) into sole possession of first place in conference standings, a half-game ahead of idle Allen.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Red Ravens (13-6, 5-4).

Cowley went 9 of 19 from 3-point range while building a 54-43 halftime lead and finished 16 of 41 from beyond the arc.

“We were really focused and locked in from the get-go,” Cowley coach Tommy DeSalme said. “If we take that same type of mindset every night, we will be tough to beat.”

The Tigers scored the first eight points of the second half to increase their lead to 62-43 and led 81-60 following a dunk by freshman Dalen Ridgnal.

With his team in the middle of a 9-0 run that saw the deficit cut to 81-69, Coffeyville head coach Jay Herkelman was tossed from the game after receiving his second technical foul. Herkelman was ejected for arguing what he thought should have been a foul call on a Coffeyville shot attempt.

The Red Ravens continued to cut away and pulled to within 89-82 following a three-point play by Tony Hutson with 5:51 remaining. However, the Tigers responded with a 14-4 run to lead 103-86 following a 3-pointer by Mike’l Henderson and were not challenged again.

“This was a great team win,” DeSalme said. “The special part about this group is they don’t care who gets it done. This was a fun game to be a part of, our crowd really gave us a lift.”

Henderson scored 17 second-half points and came off the bench to finish with a team-high 23 points on 6-of-12 shooting from long range. Martaveon Jones added 21 points and eight assists, while draining four shots from beyond the arc.

“Our point guard play was really good other than a three-minute stretch of the second half,” DeSalme said. “We had control of the pace of the game both offensively and defensively.”

Ridgnal continues to average a double-double on the season by finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The 6-foot-6 forward is averaging 21 points and 13 rebounds since returning from winter break.

Hutson went 15 of 17 from the foul line and led Coffeyville with a game-high 33 points.

The Tigers continue a busy stretch of games at 7:30 p.m. today at Neosho County (7-9, 3-4).

“Neosho (County) always has one of the best atmospheres, so we have got to come ready to play,” DeSalme said. “We did a good job of protecting our home court, now we need to find a way to win on the road on Wednesday.”

Cowley 113, Coffeyville 97

COFFEYVILLE (13-6, 5-4)

Tony Hutson 8-19 15-17 33, Meikkel Murray 7-15 2-6 16, Tylor Perry 2-4 6-6 12, Larry White 8-12 2-3 18, Bostyn Holt 4-5 1-2 9, Manny Crump 1-1 1-3 3, Latrell Reid 0-2 0-0 0, Tyronn Mosley 0-2 0-0 0, Jalen Smith 1-3 0-0 3, Kymani Dunham 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 32-65 28-39 97.

COWLEY (16-3, 8-1)

Martaveon Jones 7-14 3-4 21, Deng Bol 4-8 1-2 9, Cevin Clark 3-10 4-4 13, Dalen Ridgnal 6-10 6-8 18, Biar Garang 1-2 2-2 4, Mike’l Henderson 7-16 3-5 23, Shemarri Allen 3-8 4-4 11, Moun’tae Edmundson 1-1 0-0 3, Will Mangum 2-4 3-3 8, Jacquez Yow 1-1 1-2 3, Moses Nuangki 0-0 0-0 0, Malik Coats 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-74 27-34 113.


Halftime: Cowley 54-43. 3-Point goals: Coffeyville 5-19 (Hutson 2-10, Perry 2-3, Smith 1-2, Mosley 0-2, Murray 0-1, White 0-1); Cowley 16-41 (Henderson 6-12, Jones 4-9, Clark 3-9, Allen 1-5, Mangum 1-2, Edmundson 1-1, Ridgnal 0-2, Garang 0-1). Rebounds: Coffeyville 42 (Murray 11); Cowley 39 (Ridgnal 11). Assists: Coffeyville 17 (Holt 6); Cowley 20 (Jones 8). Turnovers: Coffeyville 20, Cowley 18. Fouled out: Crump, White, Garang. Total fouls: Coffeyville 26, Cowley 31. Technicals: Coffeyville bench 2, Crump, Perry, Ridgnal, Mangum.

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