Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Dodge City High School boys and girls basketball teams picked up wins over Cimarron Friday night at United Wireless Arena. The girls won a thriller 36-34, while the boys pounded the Blue Jays 85-44.
The lady Red Demons were tied at 34 with the lady Blue Jays late in the fourth quarter until Madison Armstrong hit and 18-foot right wing jumper with 16 seconds to play. On the ensuing possession for Cimarron Caroline Williams stole the ball for Dodge City to secure the win.
The lady Red Demons (4-2) won the game despite shooting just 10-45 from the field. The Dodge City defense was on display holding Cimarron (3-5) to just 11-35 shooting and holding their best player Taylor Jantz to just 8 points on 1-6 shooting. Once again freshman Kisa Unruh led the Lady Red Demons in scoring with 13 points.
The Dodge City boys jumped out to big lead early leading 26-10 at the end of the first quarter and never relinquished outscoring the Blue Jays in the final three quarters.
Dodge City (3-3) had by far their best defensive performance on the season Friday night holding Cimarron (4-4) to 44 points and forcing 36 turnovers. The Red Demons also outrebounded the Blue Jays 49-30. Dodge City also trounced Cimarron at the free-throw line shooting 21-30, while the Blue Jay were 0-1.
Leading the way for the Red Demons Friday night was Noah Sowers with 24 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Senior Hunter Heath notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore John Johnson just missed a double-double with 8 points and 10 rebounds.
Dodge City will begin WAC play next Friday at Liberal. The girls will tip-off at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow. Pre-game coverage will begin on Z-98 and westernkansasnews.com at 5:45 p.m.