The Garden City Community College women’s basketball team turned it over 21 times and made just 29.4 percent of its shot from the field in a 80-44 blowout loss at Independence Saturday evening.
The shooting performance was the Broncbusters’ second-worst of the season, dropping them to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the KJCCC. Independence improved to 7-1 and remained unbeaten in the conference at 5-0, tied atop the standings with Cowley, which also beat the Busters, who are tied with three others for seventh.
Talia Roberts was the only scorer in double digits for the Busters with 13, while Abi Green had eight and Shakendra Tilley and Kelcy McHenry each had seven. The Busters played without Monica Barefield for the second consecutive game due to knee soreness.
Barefield may not return until after the December break, GCCC head coach Charinee Mitchell said last week.
Independence — which shot 54.1 percent from the field — was led by Erica Moore’s 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Victoria Mikkelsen had 14 points and Jordan Schoenberger had 12.
The Busters had just 14 points at the half and trailed by 22. They were out-rebounded 45-24.
Wednesday presents another road test, with the Busters heading to Dodge City for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Conqs.
Note: Garden City High School graduate Aerianna Steinmetz saw her first conference action, going 1 for 3 with two points.