February 24, 2024

No problems for Buffs; Holcomb squeaks by


Audio Highlights: GCHS vs. Trinity

Garden City, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-Caleb Tramp found himself all alone in the gym three hours before game time. Once the ball went in the air, the junior standout was still all alone. 

Tramp scored a game-high 18 points on 9-of-16 shooting and the Buffs ran wild over No. 3 Wichita Trinity 58-38 in day one of the 2013 Southwest Classic at the Garden. 

“This was a team effort,” Head Coach Jacy Holloway said afterwards. “Caleb was very assertive in this game-getting to his spots.”

Tramp was good, but his team’s defense was even better. The Buffs blocked four Knights’ shots (three by Luis Rodriguez; one by Akil Love) and held Trinity to just 31 percent shooting (16-of-52). 

Garden City (3-1) plays Denver South Friday at 7:30 pm (KWKR 99.9 FM; westernkansasnews.com/kwkr)…Trinity (1-1) vs. Holcomb (No Radio)

Girls Highlights: GCHS vs. Trinity

Garden City, Kan-David Upton was furious on Monday following his team’s lackluster performance in the Hays shootout. His tone had become more even keeled after Thursday night. 

Jaymie Berbeck notched a season-high with 20 points; Taryn Tempel added 13 as Garden City steamrolled Wichita Trinity 64-24. 

“We were much better; we’re still not where I want us to be,” Upton said. “Our execution was much better tonight.”

The Buffs held the over-matched Lady Knights to just 12 points in the first half and took 24 more shot attempts thanks to 30 Trinity turnovers. 

Garden City (2-2) shot a season-high 51 percent from the field and turned the ball over a season-best nine times. 

Next up: Garden City vs. Denver South Friday 6 p.m. (KWKR 99.9 FM; westernkansasnews.com/kwkr)…Trinity vs. Holcomb (No Radio)

Other Scores

Pueblo East girls 64-31 (SW Classic)

Pueblo East boys 69, Scott City 51 (SW Classic)

Holcomb boys 48, Denver South 46 (SW Classic)–Heath Tucker hit two free throws late to win it; he finished with 24 points

Holcomb girls 73, Denver South 38 (SW Classic)

Hugoton boys 70, Guymon 69 (Blue and Red Classic)–Ross Davis’s put back as time expired helped the Eagles overtake the Tigers

Hugoton girls 69, Guymon 44 (Blue and Red Classic)

Ulysses boys 56, Hooker 51 (Blue and Red Classic)

Hooker girls 61, Ulysses 53 (Blue and Red Classic)

Friday’s Games

GCHS girls basketball vs. Denver South-5:15 pm kpreps show…5:45 pm pregame; 6 pm tip on KWKR 99.9 FM (Pilosof and Miller)

GCHS boys basketball vs. Denver South-after girl’s game on KWKR 99.9 FM (Pilosof and Miller)…

Scott City girls basketball vs. Wichita Trinity-5:30 pm pregame; 6 pm tip on Mix 94.5 FM (Adam)…

Scott City boys basketball vs. Wichita Trinity-after girls game on Mix 94.5 (Adam)…

Hugoton girls vs. Gruver, TX-6:15 pm pregame; 6:30 pm tip on 106.7 FM (Lance and Dustin)

Hugoton boys vs. Lakin-after girls game on 106.7 FM (Lance and Dustin)

Ulysses girls vs. SW Heights-2:45 pm pregame; 3 pm tip on AM 1420 (Bob Dale)

Ulysses boys vs. Perryton-4:45 pm on AM 1420 (Bob Dale)

GCCC women’s basketball vs. Clarendon, TX-5:15 pm pregame; 5:30 tip on AM 1030 KBUF (Kirk Hutchinson)…board op-Joe

GCCC men’s basketball vs. Raleigh’s Finest-after women’s game on AM 1030 KBUF (Kirk Hutchinson)…board-op-Joe

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