HS Basketball Friday scores
Updated: Jan 5, 2020
A light resumption of the area high school basketball schedule on Friday, as only four games involving five area teams were on the slate for the first Friday of 2020.
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2A No. 2 McPherson 51, 6A No. 9 Dodge City 30
The Bullpups used a 17-4 first-quarter edge to take control and beat Dodge City in McPherson on Friday.
The Lady Demons (4-2) rebounded a bit to score 10 second-quarter points, but were down at halftime, 31-14. McPherson had a lead as large as 29 points before a late 12-2 run by Dodge accounted for the final margin.
Camree Johnson was the lone player in double figures for the Lady Demons, scoring 11 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Kisa Unruh, one of the team’s top scorers, was held without a field goal and scored just one point on the night.
Unruh was not the only one who struggled from the floor for Dodge City, as they finished the night 13-of-44 from the field (29.5 percent). The Bullpups shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half and made 20-of-42 shots from the floor for the game (47.6 percent).
Cassidy Beam paced the Bullpups with 14 points, including four three-pointers, while Grace Pyle added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Cassie Cook added 12 points for McPherson.
Dodge City will host Ulysses on Tuesday at the DCHS Fieldhouse.
Garden City 68, Junction City 23
The Lady Buffaloes used a pair of first half runs to pull away from the winless Lady Blue Jays and ease their way to the win.
Garden City (4-2) used a 9-0 spurt to close out the first quarter and start the second, then, after Junction City made a foul shot, finished the second stanza with a 19-0 run to take a 43-6 halftime lead.
Nateara Beasley led the Lady Buffaloes with 12 points, while Amaya Gallegos and Symone Simmons added nine points each for Garden City. Gallegos scored seven of her nine points during the 19-0 run before halftime.
The Lady Buffs will host Great Bend next Friday in their Western Athletic Conference opener.
Other Finals: 6A No. 2 Liberal 40, Hooker OK 23
Greeley County 35, Rolla 21
Junction City 49, Garden City 41
The Blue Jays took control in the first half and pulled away enough to withstand a late Buffaloes charge to hold on for the win.
Garden City (4-2) outscored Junction City 26-8 in the fourth quarter, but fell behind 41-15 at the end of the third. What hurt the Buffaloes was a tough night shooting from the floor, hitting just 36 percent from the field in the setback.
Qua'vez Humphreys scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Blue Jays (3-3), while Garden City was led by Isaac Flores, who scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter.
Garden City hosts Great Bend in their Western Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday at The Garden.
Liberal 46, Hooker, OK 40
Lee Hatcher and Alex Lopez each scored 11 points as the Redskins handed Hooker its first loss of the season on Friday.
In a physical contest, Liberal (4-2) overcame a 22-20 halftime deficit and took the lead with a strong third quarter, spearheaded by Hatcher's efforts.
Mason Stalders led three Hooker (7-1) players in double figures with 15 points.
Liberal will play host to Gruver, TX on Tuesday, before getting back into Western Athletic Conference play against Hays next Friday.
McPherson 82, Dodge City 41
Greeley County 61, Rolla 25