High School basketball teams are back in their regular season schedules this week after mid-season tournaments.
Garden City boys 57, Dodge City 42
Points off turnovers and free throws proved to be the difference in the game between Garden City and Dodge City’s boys basketball teams Tuesday at Dodge City.
Azavier Williams scored with 17 points, Isaac Flores had 11, Luke Tolbert and Christian Reyes each added 10 points as the Buffaloes came away with a road win over the Red Demons, 57-42.
The rivalry between the schools played out through the first quarter, with GCHS taking a close 16-15 lead in to the second. Garden City began to inch away from the Red Demons in the second, with a 31-24 lead at halftime.
Both teams had a miserable third quarter out of the locker room, as Dodge City won the quarter 7-3. The Buffaloes stepped up their offensive output in the fourth, scoring 23, while holding the Red Demons to 11 points. The lead changed hands four times in the game.
Over half of Garden City’s points came from free throws in the game. The Buffaloes hit 31-of-40 attempts for a 77.5% game average. Dodge City on the other hand hit 11-of-18 for 61.1%.
Scoring off turnovers also bode well for GCHS as they scored 20 points off Dodge City turnovers. The Red Demons only capitalized on eight points off turnovers.
John Johnson led the scoring for Dodge City with 18 points.
Garden City moves to 6-7 overall with the win and is 1-3 in the Western Athletic Conference. Dodge City’s record goes to 3-13 overall with the loss and 1-4 in the WAC.
Garden City will be at home on Friday with a 7:45 p.m. game against Guymon, Okla.
Dodge City 52, Garden City girls 38
Camera Johnson and Chidera Okoro each had 13 points to lead Dodge City to a 52-38 victory over Garden City in the Western Athletic Conference rivalry game Tuesday at Dodge City.
Both teams played fairly evenly in the first quarter, with the Red Demons having a 9-6 lead going in to the second. But the lead started to build in the second with Dodge City taking a 28-18 lead into halftime. The Demons sealed the game in the third with a 16-10 advantage.
A bright spot for the Buffaloes was hitting eight-of-11 from the free throw line, compared to Dodge City’s 12-of-22. GCHS, however, was 0-of-12 on three-pointer attempts. Garden City shot 39.5% from the field while Dodge City shot 44.2%.
Symone Simmons led the scoring for the Buffaloes with 10 points.
Garden City drops to 8-6 overall and 2-2 in WAC play. Dodge City goes to 11-4 with a 3-1 WAC record.
Garden City will be at home Friday as it hosts Guymon, Okla., with a 6 p.m. tipoff.
Lakin boys 65, Wichita County 64
Sonnie Altman and Hunter Davis each had 20 points and Dominick Daniels added 13 as the Lakin Broncs escaped with a 65-64 win over Wichita County on Tuesday at Lakin.
The Indians led throughout the first three quarters, 35-25 at halftime, but the Broncs launched a comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring Wichita County 23-15 to claim the victory.
In the final period, the Indians went 13-of-19 from the free throw line and had one field goal. Lakin on the other hand, hit 10-13 from the line, but added five field goals to its total.
Wichita County’s Gabe Hernandez led all scorers with 23 points, as Alan Chavez had 15 and Kayde Rietzke added 14 points.
Lakin girls 45, Wichita County 27
Jaya Esquibel scored 13 points and Tiana Gonzalez chipped in 11 to lead Lakin to a 45-27 win at home Tuesday over Wichita County.
The Broncs led throughout the game but had a cold first quarter. While the Lakin defense kept the Indians off the scoreboard, the offense sputtered, scoring only four points.The Indians outscored the Broncs in the second period 11-10, but still trailed by three at halftime.
Lakin’s offense came to life after halftime, outscoring the Indians 31-16 in the second half.
Amelia Koehn led the scoring for Wichita County with 15 points.
Syracuse boys 64, Wiley, Colo., 34
Damian Ramirez led all scorers with 15 points and Cody Doze added 10 to help the Syracuse Bulldogs defeat Wiley, Colo., 64-34, Tuesday at Syracuse.
Syracuse’s defensive pressure held Wiley to a single basket in the first quarter while the Bulldog offense racked up 19 points. The point difference continued through the rest of the game, including a 12-3 fourth quarter.
Weston Langston led the scoring for Wiley with 11 points.
Hugoton 59; Ulysses girls 18
Mikyn Hamlin scored 16 points to lead all scorers, including going 4-for-4 at the free throw line, and Gianna Vos chipped in 11 as Hugoton defeated Ulysses on Tuesday, 59-18, in a home contest.
The Eagles jumped out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter but went cold in the second with only a 9-8 advantage in the second, heading in the locker room at the half with a 27-14 lead. Hugoton’s offense had its best quarter of the game in the third, scoring 22 points, while in the second half the Eagle defense held the Tigers to two points in each of the third and fourth quarters.
Dighton boys 57, Decatur County 21
Jaden Coleman scored 15 points and Kaden Bradstreet added 14 as the Dighton Hornets picked up a road win, 57-21, against Decatur County on Tuesday at Oberlin.
The Hornets used defensive pressure to never allow Decatur County to score more than seven points in a given quarter. Dighton led 32-10 at halftime, and extended it to 50-16 after three.
Hunter May led the scoring for Decatur County with 12 points.
Meade boys 66, Kiowa County 39
Grant Gillum poured in 23 points, Andrew Martin 15 and Vance Shewey added 13 points as Meade defeated Kiowa County, 57-21, on Tuesday at Greensburg.
The Buffaloes led through out the game, leading 37-25 at the half. Meade held Kiowa County to less than eight points or less in each of the quarters in the second half.
Cooper Zenger led the scoring for Kiowa County with 20 points.
Kiowa County 42, Meade girls 41
Sabrina Thomas scored 17 points to lead Kiowa County to a 42-41 win over Meade on uesday at Greensburg.
Kiowa County lead through the first half, finishing at 24-14 at halftime. Going in to the fourth quarter, it looked like a blowout for Kiowa County, leading 35-20. The Buffaloes had other ideas and mounted a comeback but ran out of time on the clock. Meade won the quarter’s scoring battle 21-7.