The Kankakee Community College Cavaliers took an 84-74 victory over the Richard J Daley College Bulldogs Tuesday night.
Early in the first half, seven points from Joshua Ray helped the Cavaliers spring out to an 11-5 lead. The Bulldogs responded and came within a point, 12-11. KCC later went up 29-17 after a 10-point run. Daley College answered to come within four, at 29-25. Baskets by the Cavs’ Lucas Burton, Chavez Woods and Khylan McKennie were not enough to hold a late surge by the Bulldogs which tied it up 38-38 at the half.
It was back-and-forth through much of the second half. Burton got 5 more points and when Joshua Ray scored on an assist from McKennie, the Cavaliers went up 72-71. They didn’t lose their lead after that. The final run by the Cavs included a three-pointer from Dwain Nash and six more points from Burton.
The Cavaliers improved to 7-4, and they play Malcolm X College at home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cavs take on Morton College at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Thursday basketball doubleheader will be Manteno Night at KCC’s Ryan Gym. All Manteno School District students and teachers are welcome. Elementary students get in free. Junior high, high school students and teachers are free with a student or staff ID. All other adults are $5.
Cavs Stat Book
Joshua Ray - 18 points; Khylan McKennie - 16 points; Lucas Burton - 13 points; Chavez Woods - 12 points; Dwain Nash - 7 points.