Boys BB - Red Demons rally to cap 2-0 week
Updated: Jan 12
In a game that featured seven ties and nine lead changes, and two big scoring runs, it was the Dodge City Red Demons that managed to hold the edge on Friday night at United Wireless Arena.
John Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Red Demons to their second win of the week, a 55-51 triumph over Cimarron.
At times, control of the basketball game was similar to a tug-of-war battle. Both teams had double-digit point runs (Dodge had an 11-0 run, while Cimarron scored 10 straight points at one point), but any lead by either team did not grow larger than seven, when the Bluejays held a 10-3 edge in the first quarter.
Cimarron (3-5) held a 32-27 lead at the half, only to have Dodge City (2-6) get back into the game, outscoring the Bluejays 28-19 in the final two periods to work away the win. Cooper Lull added 10 points for Dodge City.
Andrew Ridenour scored 15 points, while Braxton Harrison added 13 for Cimarron.
Lakin 68, Class 3A No. 3 Larned 64
The Broncs held off a furious rally by the homestanding Indians in the fourth quarter to walk away with the upset road win at Larned on Friday night.
Sonnie Altman, Dominic Daniels and Hunter Davis were key players for the Broncs (4-2) in the win. Lakin, who outscored Larned 34-17 over the middle two quarters of the game, was outscored 25-17 in the fourth. But the trio, who each had 13 points in the win, combined for 15 of the team's 17 points in the final stanza.
Davis scored seven points in the final eight minutes, Daniels was 5-of-6 from the foul line, and Altman hit a key 3-pointer in the fourth to help the Broncs hold on for the upset.
Chance Sanger scored a game-high 21 points, while Mason Perez added 20 for the Indians (6-1), who led 22-17 after the first eight minutes, then went on a cold spell in the middle two quarters to fall behind, 51-39, entering the fourth.
Class 3A No. 5 Hugoton 86, Goodland 71
Jayce Korf scored a game-high 29 points, and the Eagles withstood a scoring barrage by the homestanding Cowboys to pick up a key road win in Great West Activities Conference play on Friday in Goodland.
Four Cowboys scored in double figures - Henry Cole had 22 points, while Brandon Brumbaugh added 21 for Goodland (1-6) - but Hugoton (6-0) continued to win with a balanced attack that seems to have a different player leading the pack each night.
Goodland plays next at Colby, while Hugoton head to Holcomb on Tuesday.
Colby 50, Scott Community 36
The Eagles completed a rare sweep of action in Scott City on Friday night, as the boys squad followed the girls win with a solid performance over the Beavers at the Scott Community Events Center.
Ryan Myers and Peyton Wollmeier scored 14 points each to lead Colby (5-3), who controlled the game throughout.
Hunter Yager scored 12 points for the Beavers (3-4), while Jackson Lewis added 10 points for Scott Community.
Great Bend 59, Garden City 46
Alex Schremmer scored 19 points to lead Great Bend to a Western Athletic Conference win on the road at Garden City on Friday.
The Buffaloes (4-3) kept it close for the first half, with Great Bend holding a 25-23 edge after the first 16 minutes. Tae Rhodes and Luke Tolbert scored 10 points each to lead Garden City.
Wallace County 63, Rawlins County 47
Landon Johnson scored a game-high 25 points as the Wildcats managed to get a key road win in Atwood on Friday.
Johnson was one of three Wildcats in double figures - Cody Ceder added 14 points, while Jeremy Bouth added 10 for Wallace County (4-3).
Isaac Domsch scored 17 points, while Brandon Quadle added 13 for the Buffaloes.
Other finals - Friday's Games:
Meade 62, Syracuse 42
Deerfield 77, Granada CO 50
Elkhart 63, Sublette 54
Stanton County 74, South Gray 73 (OT)
Holcomb 62, Ulysses 52
Hoxie 68, Greeley County 32
Weskan at Palco
Rolla at Fowler
Hays 57, Liberal 44 Weskan 71, Wallace County 51