The Central Community College women's basketball team lost at McCook Community College, 84-68, on Wednesday night.
CCC fell behind by 15 points in the first quarter before trailing by nine at halftime, 44-35. The Raiders picked up steam in the second half and pulled to within five points with six minutes remaining in regulation. However, the Indians rattled off a late scoring surge to post the 16-point victory.
"After a slow defensive start in the first quarter, we settled down and played better defense," said CCC head coach Billy Perkins. "We just ran out of time."
The loss gives CCC a final regular season mark of 10-14.
Up next, the Raiders will host North Platte Community College in the Region IX tournament championship game on Monday night. CCC swept the season series with NPCC, winning 68-62 in North Platte on Jan. 11. The Raiders completed the sweep with a 72-65 victory over the Lady Knights at Raider Fieldhouse on Feb. 8. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.