Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–In night two of the Clarion Inn Southwest Classic in Scott City on Friday night, the Scott City Beavers saw a split with their opponent for the second straight night. Dumas won the girls game 54-40, while Scott City took the boys game 76-27.
The Lady Beavers looked as if they put away what happened on night one early, leading 10-2. A 12-2 run by the Demonettes would give Dumas a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. In the second period, Dumas would pull away a little farther, outscoring Scott City 20-8 in the second eight minutes to take a 34-20 lead at the break. The Demonettes used two runs of six straight points to build up that lead. Dumas would lead by as many as 15 points at 39-24, that’s when Scott City would make a comeback. Between the 3:11 mark of the third quarter and the 6:46 mark of the fourth period, the Lady Beavers scored 13 straight to pull to within 39-37. With a couple chances to tie, Scott City would see that be the closest they would get to Dumas the rest of the night. To close the game, the Demonettes used a 15-3 run in the final 5:55 to pick up their fifth win of the season. Dumas (5-7) was led by Katie Campbell with 14 points, and Jaci Eudey added 10. Scott City (0-2) was paced by Janessa Lowenthal’s 12 points and Bailey Nickel’s 11.
In the second game of the night, it was all Scott City, despite Dumas leading 4-2 early in the game. The Beavers would go on an 11-0 run to lead 13-4 after the first eight minutes. Scott City would also use runs of 11-0 and 8-0 to put the game away for good in the second period, taking a 35-11 lead at the break. It was much the same for the Beavers in the third quarter, as they clamped down tighter on the Demons, using a 15-0 run to lead 54-13 with under a minute remaining in the third frame. Taking a 59-20 lead going into the fourth quarter, Scott City played all reserves, and outscored Dumas 17-7 to win 76-27. All 11 Beavers that checked into the game scored, and had three players in double figure scoring. Drew Kite once again led Scott City (2-0) with 18 points, while Trey O’Neil added 14 and Brett Meyer had 10 in the fourth quarter in his first ever varsity game. Dumas (2-8) didn’t have anyone reach double figures for a second straight night, but were led by Jordan Hutcherson’s eight points off the bench.
Scott City will host Wichita Trinity Saturday at 5 pm, while Dumas faces Garden City at 5 pm.