The Central Community College men's basketball team lost to Cloud County Community College, 81-69, at Raider Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
The T-birds led the Raiders by one at halftime, 38-37. CCCC kept the momentum in the second half and left town with the 12-point win.
"We got off to a great start, but then veered away from what was making us successful," said CCC head coach Jerry Drymon. "We need to learn from this and focus on playing a 40-minute game. We had a lot of guys play their first college game, so we have to learn from this quickly in order to have a good season."
The 0-1 Raiders will remain at home for their next contest as Little Priest Tribal College comes to town on Wednesday night. Tip-off at Raider Fieldhouse is set for 7 p.m.