To start the new year, Pratt Community College men's basketball traveled to compete against Neosho County Community College. The Beavers fell to the Panthers on the road, 94-88.
Fifty-one first-half points were not enough to keep Neosho County at bay. The Beavers held a 12-point lead heading into the second period of action. The Panthers answered back with a 55-point half of their own to help steal the win.
Even with Blake Furcron, the game's leading scorer, the blue and white only posted 37 points in the last half of the game. Furcron, who is the second leading scorer in the Jayhawk Conference based on points per game average (20.5 PPG), put 30 points on the board for the Beavers in efforts to keep his team alive.
The Beavers fell to the .500 mark after the loss, making their overall record 7-7. PCC will return to the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena in their next endeavor where they are 7-2 during home contests.
Pratt will take on Butler Community College as the first of a 2-game home stand beginning Jan. 9 at 8 p.m.