Lady Buffs race to win; boys fall in swat fest–Local Scores

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Audio Highlights: GCHS girls vs. Denver South

Garden City, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-Jaymie Berbeck had a tough time hitting a shot in the first few minutes of Friday night’s game at the Garden. But that was a distant memory by the time the final horn sounded. 

Bernbeck notched her first double-double of the season-scoring 25 points and pulling down 10 rebounds as the Lady Buffs ransacked Denver South 66-29. 

“We started off really slow; I was shocked we were able to put 66 points up on the board,” Head Coach David Upton said after the game. “That says a lot about our second-half effort; to be able to do the things that we did.”

Things weren’t all rosey for the first eight minutes. Garden City (3-2) trailed by two after one quarter. But after that-it was all Lady Buffs. Upton’s squad outscored the Lady Rebels 57-19 over the final three periods. 

Taryn Tempel scored 16 points and Jessica Carillo added ten. Courtney Kindel led Denver South with 12. 

Next up: Garden City vs. Pueblo East (4-2); Saturday-3:45 pm pregame; 4 pm tip on KWKR 99.9 FM and westernkansasnews.com/kwkr…Denver South (0-5) vs. Scott City-3:30 pm pregame; 4 pm tip on Mix 94.5 and westernkansasnews.com/kskl

Final Stats: GCHS girls vs. Denver South

Boys

Audio Highlights: GCHS boys vs. Denver South

Garden City, Kan-Buffs Coach Jacy Holloway and company will remember the name Ibrahim Sylla. 

The senior standout who has already committed to Northern Colorado dominated Garden City-scoring 21 points, pulling down 10 rebounds and blocking five shots in a 62-52 win Friday night at the Garden in day two of the 2013 Southwest Classic. 

“Give them credit,” Holloway said after the game. “They kept lobbing it into him and we weren’t able to box out. I’m hoping this is a wake-up call for our guys.”

Things looked good out of the gates for Garden City. After controlling the opening tip, Hunter Delgado found Caleb Tramp on a lob to give the Buffs a 2-0 advantage. They would pad their lead to 7-0 before the avalanche hit. 

The Rebels scored 10 of the final 12 points in the first quarter; then proceeded to outscore Holloway’s squad 27-17 in the second quarter, and by the time everyone looked up at the scoreboard, Garden City’s early seven-point lead had morphed into an 11-point halftime deficit. 

Trailed by as many as 15 in the second half, Garden City made one final push to reclaim the lead. And after Mitchell Hernandez connected on a four-point play, the Buffs were within two. But that’s as close as they got and the Rebels would finish off the home team from the foul line. Denver South connected on 21-of-29 free shots. 

Next up: Garden City (3-2) vs. Pueblo East-Saturday 5:30 on KWKR 99.9 FM and westernkansasnews.com/kwkr…Denver South vs. Scott City 5:30 on Mix 94.5 and westernkansasnews.com/kskl

Final Stats: GCHS boys vs. South

Other Scores

Cimarron girls 77, Sublette 30 (Blue Jay Classic)

Cimarron boys 91, Sublette 84-Overtime (Blue Jay Classic)

Meade girls 50, Bucklin 38  (Blue Jay Classic)

Meade boys 60, South Gray 59 (Blue Jay Classic)

Satanta 35, Deerfield 19  (Blue Jay Classic)

Satanta boys 64, Deerfield 54  (Blue Jay Classic)

Manattan boys 55, Dodge City 37

Manhattan girls 49, Dodge City 30

Denver South 62, GCHS boys 52 (SW Classic)

GCHS girls 66, Denver South 29 (SW Classic)

Wichita Trinity Girls 50, Scott City 38 (SW Classic)

Scott City boys 67, Wichita Trinity 51 (SW Classic)

Pueblo East 72, Holcomb 70 (SW Classic)

Holcomb girls 82, Pueblo East 58 (SW Classic)

Hugoton boys 52, Lakin 38 (Blue and Red Classic)

Hugoton girls 48, Gruver, Tx 42 (Blue and Red Classic)

Ulysses boys 67, Perryton 63-Overtime (Blue and Red Classic)

Ulysses girls 51, SW Heights 47 (Blue and Red Classic)

Saturday’s Games

GCHS girls basketball vs. Pueblo East-3:45 pm pregame; 4 pm tip on KWKR 99.9 FM (Pilosof and Miller)…

GCHS boys basketball vs. Pueblo East-after girl’s game on KWKR 99.9 FM (Pilosof and Miller)…

Scott City girls basketball vs. Denver South-3:30 pm pregame; 4 pm tip on Mix 94.5 FM (Tim)…

Scott City boys basketball vs. Denver South-after girls game on Mix 94.5 (Adam)…

Hugoton girls vs. Hooker, OK-6:15 pm pregame; 6:30 pm tip on 106.7 FM (Lance and Dustin)…

Hugoton boys vs. Ulysses-after girls game on 106.7 FM (Lance and Dustin)-

Ulysses girls vs. Guymon-No Broadcast

Ulysses boys vs. Hugoton-8 pm pregame; 8:15 pm tip on AM 1420 (Bob Dale)

GCCC women’s basketball vs. NEO-5:15 pm pregame; 5:30 tip on AM 1030 KBUF (Kirk Hutchinson)…

GCCC men’s basketball vs. God’s Academy-after women’s game on AM 1030 KBUF (Kirk Hutchinson)…