Busters' basketball teams win on the road
By ADAM HOLT
The Garden City Community College women's basketball team stayed undefeated with a 62-50 win at Seminole State (Okla.) on Saturday.
The No. 12 Lady Broncbusters (11-0) got good nights from Tamara Jones, who had 24 points — 20 in the second half — and nine rebounds, as well as Mikell Chinn, who had eight points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and three steals.
"It was just a really tough defensive battle, to be honest," GCCC head coach Alaura Sharp said. "I thought we played really, really hard, and played with a lot of fight."
Garden City shot 43 percent from the field, including just 1-of-10 from behind the arc. The Busters held Seminole State to 33 percent shooting, though.
It was a 30-24 game at halftime, thanks to five 3-pointers by Seminole State.
Garden City closed it out, though, building on a seven-point lead in the final 10 minutes.
Sharp said Seminole State had a pair of tough post players, and was an athletic team. The Busters used a number of defensive schemes, switching from zone to man, in the game.
The Lady Busters travel to Lamar, Colo. for a 6 p.m. game Wednesday.
GCCC men 61, Lamar, Colo. 55
The Garden City Community College men's basketball team rebounded from a Friday loss to Otero (Colo.) by beating Lamar (Colo.), 61-55, at the Lamar Classic on Saturday.
"We played well," GCCC head coach Rand Chappell said. "Obviously, having to bounce back from a tough one on Friday night, and drive 100 miles home and 100 miles back, I thought our guys did a good job all day being focused."
The Busters led 39-22 at half, and held off a late charge from the Lopes by being secure with the ball, and improved to 7-5.
Chappell said the Busters played good defense in the first half, and was proud of the team for holding on for the win.
The Busters head to Liberal for a 4 p.m. game Friday against Christian Life Academy. Their final pre-holiday game is at 4 p.m. Saturday against Murray State, Okla.