STERLING, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College men's basketball team received 33 points from Dru Kuxhausen as the Cougars captured a 97-88 Region IX South Subregion win over Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, Colorado, Friday night.
The win was the Cougars 14th of the season and moves WNCC to 2-0 in the South subregion. WNCC will look to go 3-0 in the subregion when they travel to Lamar Community College on Saturday before hosting McCook Community College on Tuesday.
Friday's contest was a tale of two halves. The first half was offensive-minded between the two teams, who combined for 118 points. WNCC opened the game hitting its first three 3-pointers and rolled to a 68-50 halftime lead.
The second half was just the opposite as both teams' defensives took center stage. NJC outscored WNCC 38-29 in the second half.
WNCC shot 58 percent for the game and connected on 16 of 31 3-pointers. Kuxhausen buried six treys in the win, while Martin Roub had three, Marquis White finished with two, and Jervay Green one 3-pointer.
The Cougars had four players finish with double figures. Kuxhausen led all scorers with 33 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line.
Roub poured in 21 points with three 3-pointers, while Green tallied 19 points. White put in 12 points.
Roub led the Cougars on the boards with seven, while Bryce Sanchious had six.
WNCC 68 29 -- 97
NJC 50 38 -- 88
Nykolas Lange 17, Ryan Bagley 6, Mohamed Diallo 24, Terae Johnson 16, Ben Davis II 6, Xavier Johnson 12, Andrew Ferrin 2, Tre Lewis 5.