Demon girls hold on for win
The Dodge City High School girls basketball team jumped out to an early 10-point lead but the Red Demons (2-2) were forced to claw out a 46-43 win on Friday night against Goddard Eisenhower (0-4).
The Tigers responded to Dodge City’s 12-2 run to start the game by outscoring the Red Demons 19-6 to take the lead. The lead changed hands six times on Friday.
Clinging to a one-possession lead, sophomore Madison Armstrong knocked down a 3-pointer to give Dodge City a 45-40 with just over 3 minutes to play in the game. In the final minute, senior Kaylyn Maple connected on a free throw to force Eisenhower to try a 3-pointer with their final possession to tie the game.
“A win is a win,” Dodge City head coach Kelley Snodgrass said. “We’re excited to start Christmas break off (with the win.) It helps practices go a little bit better. I know that we didn’t play our best but the girls finished.”
Senior Tia Bradshaw led Dodge City in scoring with 20 points. Four Red Demons tallied six or more rebounds with Aneth Morales leading the team with seven total rebounds including six offensive rebounds.
EISENHOWER 60, DODGE CITY BOYS 31.
A big second quarter propelled Eisenhower past Dodge City on Friday night. The Tigers led the Red Demons 12-8 after the first quarter before outscoring Dodge City 19-5 in the second quarter in their 60-31 win.
Eisenhower’s Matt Pile and Dylan Vincent both eclipsed the 20-point mark while Dodge City senior Hunter Heath finished with a team-high nine points for the Red Demons.
Both the Dodge City boys and girls will return to the court following winter break on Jan. 3 when they host Great Bend.