Garden City, KS (www.westernkansasnews.com) – For the 2nd night in a row the Garden City Lady Buffalo Basketball team fell in their Mid-Season Tournament at Newton, with a 54-46 loss to Bishop Carroll in a consolation game. The loss drops the Garden City girls to 10-3 on the season and they will now play Goddard in the 7th place game on Saturday at 12:00 noon. After an early intense and focused start jumping out to a 13-0 lead, the game diminished from that point with mistakes, turnovers and missed shots contributing to back to back losses. The Lady Buffs were led in scoring by junior Taryn Tempel with 14 points, sophomore Jayme Bernbeck added 12, point guard Jacksennie Tornero and senior post player Johna McClelland each chipped in 8 points and McClelland had 9 rebounds. For the Bishop Carroll Lady Eagles, they were led by senior Kayla Demel with 19 points and Shelby Lopez and Brooklyn Bockover each added 11 in the Lady Eagles 7th win on the season, propelling them into the 5th place game on Saturday to face Andover Central. Garden City Coach David Upton comments in the post game show, that his team did not play with intensity and focus for the entire 32 minutes and made to many mistakes to beat a very good Bishop Carroll team.
The No. 5 Lady Buffs drop to 10-3 on the season and will play in the 7th place game with Goddard today at 12:00 noon. Be sure to catch all the action starting with the 11:30 pre-game show on your “Voice of the Buffaloes”, 99.9 KWKR and the Live Video Webcast at www.westernkansasnews.com.