Red Demons head to Hays
By John Zetmeir
Dodge City Daily Globe
DODGE CITY GIRLS (13-5, 6-0) VS. HAYS (7-11, 2-4) The Dodge City High School girls locked up a share of their second consecutive Western Athletic Conference title with a win over Great Bend on Friday. When they travel to Hays on Tuesday, they can win the title outright and move one game closer to another undefeated WAC season.
When the two teams met earlier this season, the Red Demons beat the Indians 48-20. Dodge City has won their last five games entering Tuesday night’s contest.
Jessica Harshberger has continued to be the Red Demons most consistent scoring threat. The senior guard is averaging 14.1 points per game heading into Tuesday.
Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday night at Hays High School.
DODGE CITY BOYS (9-9, 4-2) VS. HAYS (15-3, 5-1) Tuesday night will be the third time that the Red Demon boys and the Hays Indians have met this season.
After losing to Hays 59-43 in the Tournament of Champions, the Red Demons used a strong fourth quarter performance to make it close before being edged out 62-59. Dodge City will try to solve the puzzle the third time around when they travel to Hays.
Dodge City’s consistent improvement has resulted in a four-game winning streak entering Tuesday night. A pair of wins over Garden City and a 70-46 win against Great Bend on Friday have the Red Demons just one game behind Hays and Liberal for first place in the WAC standings.
In their six WAC games this season, Dodge City has four players averaging over nine points a game. Senior Dayton McGroarty is leading all scorers with 14.7 points per game in conference play. Senior forward Noah Williams is just behind him,averaging 10.3 points per WAC contest andateam-leading9.2 rebounds per game.
Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.