GCCC men beat Sterling JV 91-60





The Garden City Community College men's basketball team did its part to keep pace with the undefeated Broncbuster women, beating Sterling College's junior varsity team 91-60, Saturday in the Saddler Farms Classic in Colby.

The Busters (2-0) had a 16-point lead at half and pulled away further in the second.

"It was a comfortable win," GCCC head coach Rand Chappell said in a phone interview. "We would like to have guarded them a little better — they hit several threes on us — but overall, I thought it was a good start to the season, this weekend was for us."

Reuben King led the Busters with 20 points, Terry Webb added 13 and Arkeem Joseph had 10, to give GCCC three players with 10-plus points. Five Busters scored in double figures in Friday's win, and the depth that Chappell said he hoped he'd see seems to be a strength for Garden City.

"We had a bunch of guys score. We had five guys in double figures last night, three tonight, and two of the three tonight were different guys from last night," Chappell said. "So it's good to see that we've got a lot of different guys can contribute on different nights."

Chappell said his point guards played well, and that GCCC has done a good job of distributing and moving the ball in its two wins.

The big knock so far on the Busters is their defense. Garden City has allowed 30-plus points in the first half in its two wins, before locking down in the second half.

"I really think our defensive intensity in both games wasn't as good as we would have liked," Chappell said.

Chappell added that Garden City needs to do a better job defending the 3-point shot.

GCCC returns to action Tuesday, hosting Tabor College's JV team at 7:30 p.m. at the Perryman Athletic Complex.

"It's early and there's a lot of things to clean up," Chappell said. "But like I said, I like the teamwork and I like the enthusiasm. It's always good when you're away from home to get a 2-0 start."

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