Lady Demons begin postseason
By: John Zetmeir
The Dodge City High School girls basketball team will travel to Wichita Northwest on Thursday night for their sub-state opener in hopes to make it back to the 6A state tournament for the second year in a row.
The Red Demons(6-14) have gotten off to better starts in their last five games.The Dodge City girls have outscored their last five opponents by a combined 64-37 in the first quarter. Now, head coach Kelley Snodgrass wants to see her team take the next step and build off of the strong starts.
“I think we have fixed our starting issue for sure,” Snodgrass said. “They’ve come out with more intensity and we’ve really played better on the defensive end. It’s just getting over that hump of being able to finish in close games.”
Last season the Red Demons had the luxury of playing both of their sub-state games at home. In order to make it to the state tournament this season, Dodge City will have to win road games.
“It’s always good to be at home in front of your home crowd but we’ve actually played better on the road this year,” Snodgrass said. “We’ll just take it one game at a time.”
Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Wichita Northwest.