Lady Demons top Great Bend
By: John Zetmeir
DODGE CITY GIRLS 43, GREAT BEND 37
After losing their first four WAC games, the Red Demons won their second straight on Friday night with a 43-37 win over the Great Bend Panthers. In the first meeting, the Panthers topped Dodge City 52-37 which snapped an 18-game conference winning streak for the Red Demons. Great Bend was undefeated in WAC play prior to Friday night’s loss.
Dodge City (6-12, 2-4) jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first half before the Panthers cut it down to four points early in the second half.
With 6 minutes to play in the game, senior Tia Bradshaw put the Red Demons up 37-25 with a 3-point play but Dodge City followed with a 5-minute scoring drought. Bradshaw brought the win home with four free throw makes in the final 46 seconds. Bradshaw scored a game-high 18 points.
GREAT BEND 45, DODGE CITY BOYS 36
The Red Demon boys got off on the wrong foot against the Panthers in their 45-36 loss on Friday night.
Great Bend raced out to a 12-2 lead going into the second quarter.
Things got worse for Dodge City in the second half as the Panthers’ lead grew to 34-14 in the third quarter.
Great Bend’s Kody Crosby led all scorers with 23 points while junior Hunter Heath led the Red Demons with 14 points.
Dodge City (3-15, 1-5) will host Hays on Tuesday in their final home game of the season.