April 14, 2024

Busters fall in home opener


Garden City, Kan (westernakansasnews.com)-Pratt Community College quickly doused the Busters hot start to take a (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-13) decision Wednesday night at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Conference. 

“It comes down to decision making,” Head Coach Harvey Sanders said afterwards. “We have to start making smarter decisions. That’s not something you can coach; it’s an individual thing.”


Garden City (0-5, 0-1) started off well, grinding out a 25-23 win in the first set. But the Beavers countered with a sweep of the final three stanzas, including a decisive, 12-point blow in the final frame. 

“We started making a lot more errors,” Sanders said. “We couldn’t take care of the ball, and they grinded well; they forced us to have to make plays, and we didn’t make plays.”

Next up: The Busters head to McCook, Neb for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday. 

Friday-vs. Southeast (Neb.) Community College; McCook Community College 

Saturday-vs. Lamar, Co.; Eastern Wyoming

Other Conference Scores

Highland def Fort Scott 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 25-23**
Seward County def Cloud County 25-18, 25-17, 25-16*
D2#1 Cowley def Labette 25-9, 25-13, 25-16*
Butler def Allen 25-22, 25-21, 25-12**
D1#11 Hutchinson def Barton 25-21, 25-23, 25-20*
D2#14 Kansas City KS def Hesston 25-12, 25-16, 25-15**
Neosho County def Coffeyville 25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 25-8**
Colby def Dodge City 25-12, 25-16, 25-17*
D2#6 Johnson County def Independence 25-15, 25-10, 25-13**

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