Dodge City Hoops Sweep Colby to Open 2021

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DODGE CITY, Kan. — The Dodge City High School Red Demons opened the 2021 portion of their schedule on Friday night by hosting the Colby Eagles out of the Great West Activities Conference. 

No. 8 Dodge City girls 62, Colby 37
The eighth ranked Lady Demon girls got off to a rough start against the Eagles and found themselves down 12-10 after the first quarter, but would use a dominant second quarter in which they outscored Colby 23-2 to create some separation and lead 33-14 at the break.

That second quarter and midway through the third quarter run in which they outscored the guests, 33-2 was the difference coach Kelley Snodgrass and company would need. Dodge City is now 6-0 on the season, and for the first time in program history since the 1920-21 season, 100 years ago. 

Dodge City was able to use their depth again to their advantage as Colby played all five starters for the entire first half, and rarely used a sub until the fourth quarter of the game, as the Lady Demons’ reserves outscored Colby 10-0. The Lady Demons also overcame a 30% shooting performance in the first quarter to shoot 59% from the field, and now have shot 48% or better in all six games this season. Lauren Gleason assisted on five made field goals to lead the team, as they accounted for 19 in the game on 24 made shots. 

Kisa Unruh, the program’s all-time leading scorer has now also tied the school’s record for 3-point field goals made in a career with 157 accounted for. She led the Lady Demons effort with 17 points, while Gleason poured in 12. Colby was led by Brooklyn Jones’ 26 points.

Dodge City will travel south to Guymon, Oklahoma to take on the Tigers on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30pm, with pregame coverage starting at 6:15pm from the Oklahoma panhandle. You can hear the action on 98.1 FM (Z98), westernkansasnews.com/z98, and the TuneIn Radio app (search KSKZ).

Colby – 12 2 11 12 – 37
Dodge City – 10 23 15 14 – 62

Colby: Barnett 0, Dodson 0, Jones 26, Finley 0, Wright 0, Stramel 0, Stanley 10, Curry 1.
Dodge City: B. Unruh 8, Gutierrez 2, Johnson 7, K. Unruh 17, Clark 0, Gonzalez 0, Perez 8, Gleason 12, Foster 0, Solis 8, Landa 0.


DODGE CITY BOYS 69, COLBY 47

The Dodge City boys bounced back from their loss to end 2020 at McPherson with a blowout victory over the Colby Eagles on Friday night. The Red Demons found themselves in a dog fight in the first half, leading 15-14 after the first quarter, and then tied at 27 apiece at the halftime break. 

The third quarter is when Dodge City was able to create the separation, thanks to a 15-1 run, the Red Demons led 45-33 after three quarters. Coach Shane Traughber was able to empty his bench in the final quarter, as the Red Demons scored 24 fourth quarter points en route to the 69-47 victory.

Dodge City hit just one three-pointer at McPherson in the 2020 finale, but were able to knock down 13 triples in the 22-point victory over Colby. Cooper Scheck paved the way for the Red Demons, as he hit five three pointers and poured in a game-high 18 points. Dodge also saw a season-high 18 assists on 24 made field goals. Dylan Smith led the way distributing the ball, dishing off six assists in the win.

The Red Demons are now 3-3 on the season and will travel to Guymon, Oklahoma on Tuesday to take on the Tigers. Tipoff is set for between 8:00pm and 8:15pm from the panhandle, following the girls game. You can hear the action on 98.1 FM (Z98), westernkansasnews.com/z98, and the TuneIn Radio app (search KSKZ).

Colby – 14 13 6 14 – 47
Dodge City – 15 12 18 24 – 69

Colby: Vaughn 2, Wetter 2, McCarty 2, Puckett 2, R. Myers 16, B. Myers 0, Wahlmeier 17, Rush 6, Rosales 0.
Dodge City: I. Taylor 2, Chavez 3, C. Loll 12, Smith 6, Sowers 6, Sanchez 0, Scheck 18, D. Taylor 2, B. Loll 0, Schulte 0, Friess 12, Barajas 2, Cox 6.