Garden City C.C. hoops earn blowouts in Buster Shootout openers

12/14/2013

By Kelton Brooks

By Kelton Brooks

kbrooks@gctelegram.com

Clarendon controlled the opening tip, and then followed with a deep 3-pointer only about a minute later to score the game's first bucket of the night.

That was Clarendon's first and last lead of the game as Garden City (6-7) went on to score a season high of 98 points in a 41-point stomping over the visiting Bulldogs (6-6) on opening night of the Buster Shootout at the Perryman Athletic Complex.

"We've always said we have the potential to score, but just haven't," said Lady Busters' head coach Nick Salazar. "But tonight we broke out a little bit."

"A little bit" is putting it mildly as four players scored in double digits, led by sophomore guard Shauqunna Collins who had 18 on the night.

The 98-point barrage was spearheaded by a near perfect night beyond the arc as the Lady Busters shot 10 of 11 from 3-point range. In the first half, Garden City shot a flawless 7 of 7 from distance.

Allegria Chisom opened the game up with back-to-back threes in the first half, which led to a 19-1 run, and freshman guard Kate Inchun came in firing off the bench shooting back-to-back threes of her own in the first half.

Inchun and Grisom were a combined 7 of 8 from 3-point range.

"To be quite honest, I thought they tried to force the tempo, and we played even faster than them," Salazar said.

Garden City didn't take their foot off the gas in the second half and stretched its 19-point halftime lead with a 17-3 run to start the second half.

Loysha Morris scored the final nine points for the home team to put away a game that was seemingly over at halftime.

The Lady Busters take on the No. 15-ranked (9-1) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College today.

"I don't know if our game plan will change, we are who we are," Salazar said. "But we'll have the challenge to do it against a far better opponent (today)."

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Garden City 54 44 -- 98

Clarendon 35 22 -- 57

Garden City (98)--Jackson 3-10 2-4 8, Morris 6-9 4-5 17, Chisom 6-14 0-1 15, Collins 6-8 4-8 18, Spann 1-2 2-2 4, Veleta 1-1 0-0 2, Horton 0-1 0-0 0, Shontera Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Carbonell 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 2-6 4-4 8, Inchun 6-7 0-0 16, Christmas 3-4 0-2 6, Taleah Williams 1-4 2-4 4. 35-67 18-30 98.

Clarendon (57)--Cartwright 1-4 1-2 4, Johnson 0-0 0-2 0, Mata 0-1 0-0 0, Leal 2-9 2-3 8, Elizondo 2-2 2-2 6, Mays 2-7 2-2 7, Harrison 1-1 1-4 3, Carrasco 1-3 0-0 3, Warrior 3-5 0-0 9, Pisano 0-1 2-2 2, Van Dijk 2-4 2-3 6, McQueen 0-2 0-0 0, Reyna 1-3 1-3 3, Burney 1-4 0-0 3. 16-50 15-27 57.

3-point goals--Clarendon 10-19 (Cartwright 1-3, Leal 2-5, Elizondo 1-1, Mays 1-2, Carrasco 1-2, Warrior 3-3, Burney 1-1.) Garden City 10-11 (Morris 1-1, Chisom 3-3, Collins 2-2, Inchun 4-5.) Rebounds--Clarendon 17 (Johnson 6.) Garden City 24 (Collins 8, Davis 8). Assist--Clarendon 1 (McQueen 1.) Garden City 6 (Morris 1, Collins 1, Spann 1, Veleta 2, Christmas 1.) Fouls--Clarendon 25, Garden City 24.

Busters

By The Telegram

Following the dominating lead of their Lady Broncbuster counterparts, the Garden City Community College men's basketball team used balanced scoring, and commanded the glass, to rout Raleigh's Finest Prep 89-48 Friday night.

"We played alright," head coach Brady Trenkle said after the game. "We hit some shots. When you play teams like that, you try to find ways to get better."

Despite Trenkle's humble assessment, it was an impressive opening of the Buster Shootout for the Broncbusters, who return to take on God's Academy today at 7:30 p.m. at the Perryman Athletic Complex.

Four Busters scored in double digits, and every dressed Buster scored at least three points on the night. But they were led by sophomore forward Jade Cathey's 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. Jeremy Wilson was not far behind with 13, followed by Reuben King's 12 and June Johnson's 10, including 2 of 4 from 3-point range.

The Busters also out-rebounded Raleigh's Finest 46-16 on the night.

The win increased the Busters' record to 11-2 on the season, and extends their winning streak to eight straight.

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Raleigh's Finest 19 29 -- 48

Garden City 46 43 -- 89

Raleigh's Finest (48)--Maurice 2-4 2-6 6, Ray 6-10 2-2 18, Nurse 2-6 2-4 6, Alfred 2-4 0-1 4, Sanders 1-1 2-2 4, Bostic 1-3 0-0 3, Garraway 0-0 1-2 1, Powell 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 17-42 9-17 48.

Garden City (89)--Wilson 5-7 2-3 13, Whitaker 3-5 2-4 8, King 5-8 2-3 12, Variste 2-3 1-2 5, Johnson 4-6 0-0 10, Bell 3-4 0-0 6, Oyugi 2-6 1-4 5, Taylor 1-4 1-2 3, Craig 1-1 2-2 4, Cathey 6-8 0-0 2-2 14, Pierre 1-2 2-3 4, Banks 2-21-2 5. Totals 35-36 16-27 89.

3-point goals--Raleigh 5-9 (Ray 4-4, Alfred 0-1, Bostic 1-1, Powell 0-1). Garden City 3-9 (Wilson 1-1, Johnson 2-4, Oyugi 0-2, Taylor 0-1, Pierre 0-1). Rebounds--Raleigh 16 (Ray 3). Garden City 46 (Whitaker, Variste, Bell, Cathey, Banks 5). Technical fouls--none. Fouled out--none. Total Fouls--Raleigh 20, Garden City 21.

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