The Southeast Community College men's and women's basketball teams hosted the Holiday Class Friday and Saturday at the Truman Center in Beatrice.

The men's basketball teams split a pair of games while the women's team went 0-2.

On Friday, the men defeated Fort Scott 70-60, but they fell to Highland Community College on Saturday 94-68.

In their win on Friday, SCC outscored Fort Scott 34-30 in the first half and had a similar result in the second half on their way to the 70-60 win.

Jalen Wilkins-McCoy led the Storm with 19 points while Marcus Taylor-Knighten had 15 points off the bench. Daniel Quesenberry had 14 points, Shou Nisbet had eight points, Johnnie Harrison had six points, Darian McDonald had four points and Andrius Jones and Alex Dantzler had two points each.

Wilkins McCoy led the team in rebounding with eight while Taylor-Knighten had seven rebounds off the bench. Jones had 11 assists in the game.

Against Highland CC, the Storm hung close in the first half. They only trailed 45-41 at half time, but Highland outscored SCC 49-27 in the second half to win 94-68. Highland made 19 of 23 free throws in the game.

Harrison led the Storm with 16 points while McDonald and Taylor-Knighten came off the bench with 15 and 14 points respectively. McDonald was 5 of 6 from three point range. 

Wilkins-McCoy had seven points, Jones and Quesenberry had six points each and Shou Nisbet and Qua Epps had two points each.

Ball security proved costly for the Storm has they turned it over 19 times in the game.

The SCC men are now 6-8 on the season. They will be in action again on Friday when they travel to Creston, Iowa to face Southwestern before their holiday break.

The SCC women also played two games over the weekend and lost both.

Friday night, they fell to Fort Scott 68-50. On Saturday, they lost to Highland 107-71.

Against Fort Scott, they trailed 14-12 after the first quarter and 38-29 at half time. They cut into the deficit in third quarter, making it 47-42 entering the final frame. Fort Scott was able to pull away, though, for the win.

Erika Goracke, a Sterling graduate, led the way with 13 points while Southern graduate Emily Zvolanek scored nine points off the bench. DeAsia Walker and Diller-Odell graduate Madison Hajek had seven points each, Morgan Frauendorfer had six points, Kaitlyn Harrison had four points and Sebit Gatluak and Marcia Hawkin had two points each.

Hajek also had nine points, three assists and three steals. Gatluak had four steals.

On Saturday, Highland jumped out to a 31-14 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on their way to the 107-71 win.

Walker led the Storm with 23 points while Goracke and Hajek had 12 points each. Gatluak had seven, Harrison had five, Hawkins and Sierra Leeper had four each and Zvolanek and Frauendorfer had two each. Harrison led the team with eight rebounds.

The SCC women are now 4-9 on the season and are now off for the holiday break until Jan. 6 with they travel to North Platte.

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