GOODLAND, KS — The string of losses continued for the Northwest Tech basketball programs on Saturday afternoon as both of them lost to Cloud County; women falling 76-55 and men losing 73-66.
Lady Mav’s (0-14, 0-6) were able to keep it close early on only being down by seven after the first quarter and eight at halftime but Cloud would make some big halftime adjustments and would outscore Tech 48-35 in the second half to push Northwest’s losing streak to 15 games dating back to last season.
Northwest Tech’s N’Dea Flye who played in only her second game of the season scored a career high 25 points to lead Tech who also got 13 points & 10 rebounds from freshman Jybre Johnson, her second career double-double. Cloud County (11-4, 4-2) got double-doubles from their two best players in Scout Frame (31 & 14) and Cassidy Haufler (11 & 18) as they picked up their 11th win of the season.
HEAD COACH BROCK KIMBALL POSTGAME:
The Maverick men (9-6, 1-5) were unable to hold on to a halftime lead for their elusive tenth win of the season as they let a 26-20 lead go to fall at home for the fourth time this season. After surrendering the lead early in the second half, Tech would get down by ten before getting it back to four with just under a minute. But the T-Birds (10-5, 4-2) would make their free throws down the stretch to get the W.
Mavericks Chris Freeman had a game-high 21 points to led Northwest Tech while it was Brayden Day who led Cloud with a career-high tying 15 points.
Northwest has lost five in a row since winning their conference opener back on November 28th over Cowley County.
Northwest Tech will resume conference play on Wednesday when they head to Allen County.
HEAD COACH NATE PADIA POSTGAME: