LEXINGTON, Mo. -- Fort Scott Community College's men broke a two-game losing streak here Wednesday night while the women's team dropped its sixth in a row following a 3-0 start to the season.
Greyhound men (6-4) held off a Red Dragon rally in the second half to prevail, 71-69. Wentworth's women took a 48-41 victory.
Men's head coach Michael Cook called the game a "great test" for his team, which has already won more games this season than it has in any of the previous four full seasons.
"I wanted to see how we would respond against a disciplined team that would make us work each possession," Cook said. "The team responded by playing togerher and playing great team defense.
"We made some changed to the lineup and rotations and I think that gave us an advantage, rebounding-wise, that allowed us to get out and run more."
Fort Scott led 31-24 at the half. Wentworth outscored the 'Hounds 45-40 in the second half.
The Greyhounds outrebounded the Red Dragons, 52-29, and shot 41 percent from the field, making 25 of 61 field-goal attempts. Wentworth shot 36 percent on 26 of 73.
Prince Samuels led Fort Scott with 17 points and Austin Danner added 14. James Fleming chipped in 13 points and Kevin House had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Ray Ray Chase had a team-high 13 rebounds.
The Greyhounds swept the season series, also beating Wentworth at Arnold Arena, 78-84, on Nov. 17.
Wentworth's women led 18-15 at the half and outrebounded the Greyhounds, 51-33.
Burgandie Lewis led Fort Scott with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Malori Gales added 11 points and had 4 steals. Rebecca Fisher had 5 assists and D'Shawna Lee chipped in with 7 rebounds.
Both Fort Scott teams play Saturday afternoon at Brown Mackie in games that count toward post-season seeding in Division II of Region VI. The women's game tips off at 1:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 3:30 in Salina, Kan.