COLBY, Kan. — The Colby Community College Men’s Basketball team took the floor for the final time in 2019 on Wednesday night, facing off with the Northwest Kansas Technical College JV Mavericks.
Early on, it seemed as though the Trojans were just going through the motions, unfocused, and frankly unmotivated. However, about midway through the first half Head Coach Rusty Elmore shouted out “After they score, I want a timeout.” Almost immediately, the Mavericks nailed a three point jumper and the Trojans took the timeout.
From then on, CCC seemed back to normal. They out worked and overwhelmed the Mavericks in just about every way, turning a three point deficit into a 28 point halftime lead.
One of the main catalysts in the effort was Freshman Domonic Harvey (6-7, F, Washington D.C.) who had 15 first half points, and finished with a game and career-high 28 on 12/15 shooting. The high percentage looks came almost all from the interior, and seemingly every single one was an emphatic dunk.
Post game, Coach Elmore went on to say that he probably should have taken him out earlier, but the fans would’ve gotten mad because of the show Harvey had put on.
In addition to his 28 points, Harvey also grabbed 13 rebounds for his first career double-double.
Outside of Harvey, several other Trojans got in on the highlight show. Chauncey Hughes (6-0, Fr., G, Cape Girardeau, MO) finished with a career-high 13 points as well. Javion May (6-2, So., Chicago, IL) had 11 points, while Damian Miller (6-7. Fr., Miramar, FL) notched 20, and Eddie Davis (6-7, So., Port St. Lucie, FL) finished with 22.
Every Trojan that saw action scored, with five of the eight finishing in double-figures.
As a team, CCC shot 56% from the field, 27% from three-point range, and 68% at the free throw line, on an overall solid day shooting the basketball. The Trojans also forced NWTC JV into 26 turnovers and scored 39 points off of those miscues.
CCC also had a huge advantage in the paint, outscoring the Mavericks 44-8 on the interior.
Colby will be off for the remainder of the calendar year, and the players will head home for a brief rest over winter break.
Their next game, and first of the 2020 year will be at home on January 4th against nationally ranked Cowley County Community College, in what is sure to be one of the toughest tests of the year for Coach Elmore’s squad.
POST GAME AUDIO
HEAD COACH RUSTY ELMORE
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