McCook – Records do not matter when the North Platte Community College Knights and the McCook Community College Indians face each other.
The Knights came into the game with a 15-1 record and 4-0 in Region IX South Sub-Region play.
The Indians upset the Knights Tuesday evening, 84-76, at the Peter and Dolores Graff Event Center.
The Indians jumped out to a 14-point lead at 20-6 to open up the game.
The Knights came back and outscored the Indians 31-11, the remainder of the half to lead the Indians 37-32 at halftime.
In the second half, the Knights built their lead up to eight points at 59-51.
The Indians rallied back and went on a 12-4 run to tie the score at 63.
With the score tied at 70, the Indians outscored the Knights 14-6 to secure the victory.
The Knights, now 15-2 overall, and 4-1 in the South Sub-Region were led in scoring by Da’May Jones, from Houston, Texas, who scored 20 points. DaVonte Tharpe, from Macon, Ga, added 14 points, and Courtney Murrell, from Carrollton, Texas, had 13 points.
Jakub Karwowski, from Warsaw, Poland, had nine rebounds and Edgars Kaufmanis, from Valmiera, Latvia, added eight rebounds.
The Indians, now 9-11, and 2-3 in South Sub-Region play, had five players score in double digits led by AV Banks with 17 points. Miles Black had 16 points, Tyrek Battle-Holley added 15 points. Mardrez McBride scored 11 points and Peanut Cunningham scored 10 points.
Amadou Dieye had nine rebounds for the Indians
The Knights travel to Lamar Community College on Saturday for another Region IX South Sub-Region game.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.