North Platte – The North Platte Community College Knights suffered a one-point loss to the Lamar Community College Runnin’Lopes 80-79 at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium on Friday Night in a Region IX South Sub-Region contest.
With the score tied at 78-78, the Runnin’ Lopes Richard Caldwell hit a jumper to put the Runnin’ Lopes up by two at 80-78. On the next possession for the Knights, Sophomore Goy Lew was fouled and sent to the free throw line to attempt to tie the game. Lew made the first shot to cut the lead to 80-79. On the second shot, the Knights put Jakub Karwowski and Buom Duboul in rebounding position. Goy missed the game-tying free throw but Karwowski attempted a tip-up shot but it fell short to give the Runnin’ Lopes the win.
The Knights led at halftime 38-36.
In the second half, the Knights and Runnin’ Lopes were tied at 66. The Knights were held scoreless, while the Runnin’Lopes rattled off nine points to lead 75-66. The Knights chipped away at the lead, which led to the final second events.
The Knights are 9-10 overall and 5-6 in South Sub-Region play. Godfrey Rolle scored 28 points to lead the Knights. Lew finished with 15 points. Karwowski and Aaron Ridley added 13 points each. Karwowski had five rebounds to lead the Knights.
The Runnin’ Lopes improve to 14-9 on the season and 5-5 in South Sub-Region play. Caldwell led all scorers with 29 points. Aaris Bonds added 15 points. Lance Longo had 11 points and Ron Boone added 10 points. Boone had six rebounds to lead the Runnin’ Lopes.