Wednesday night’s game against the Pratt Beavers is probably a game the Garden City Community College women's basketball team would like to quickly forget, as the Busters put up their lowest point total of the season in a 56-34 at the Beaver Dome in Pratt.
The game started off slow for both teams, copious amounts of turnovers and missed shots in the opening two quarters. It took nearly three minutes of game play before the first basket was made, which was a Garden City 3-pointer.
The Beavers went on a 9-0 run and took a 12-7 lead into the second quarter.
The second quarter was not much better for either team, as it took nearly four minutes for the first basket to be scored, as a front-end free throw by the Busters broke a long scoreless streak. Pratt followed soon after, finally scoring at the halfway mark of the second quarter. It wasn't flashy, but the Beavers held a 19-14 lead heading into the break.
The 14 point first-quarter was the lowest output by the Busters, eclipsing their previous low of 17 points against Butler in January.
The Busters did get off to a quick start in the second half, stealing the inbound pass from the Beavers, leading to a layup. The third quarter was better to the Busters as they almost scored in one quarter, 12, what they did in the first half, 14.
But it was not enough as Pratt seemed to have shaken off the slow first half and opened up a 12-point lead heading into the final quarter.
The Beavers held the Busters to eight points in the final quarter, outscoring Garden City 37-20 in the final two quarters, and closed out the game on an 18-8 run.
The loss was the Busters' fourth straight.