June 13, 2024

Scott City, Goodland split lopsided GWAC games

Goodland, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–After Friday night’s games, both Scott City and Goodland reached the midway point of their respective GWAC schedules. In their final games of January, the Goodland Cowgirls took the first game 48-14, while the Scott City boys took the finale of the night 87-40.

It’s been the same story the last two games for Scott City (3-9, 0-5 GWAC). For the second straight game, the Lady Beavers were unable to connect on a first quarter field goal, and trailed 17-1 at the end of the first quarter. At one point of the first half, Goodland (8-6, 3-2) built a 25-point lead at 28-3, and would eventually take a 31-8 lead into the locker room. While the Cowgirls saw their scoring slow down in the third quarter, the Lady Beavers were unable to chip into the deficit. The closest they got in the second half was 22, then Goodland scored the final nine points of the period to take a 44-13 lead into the final period. Due to the 30-point league rule in the final quarter, scoring was at a minimum, and the Cowgirls rolled on to the 48-14 win. Ten different Goodland players scored, as they were led by Margaux Thompson with 11 points. Scott City had six players score, as Madison Orr led them with four points.

Coach Shelby Crawford Postgame

The finale of the night saw the three ball drop in frequently in the first half for the visitors. After the game was tied at four midway through the first period, Scott City (12-1, 4-1 GWAC) went on a tear. They would go on a 25-6 run in the final 4:33 of the first quarter to lead 29-10 after the first quarter. In a five-minute span of the first and second quarters, the Beavers scored 19 straight, and eventually led by as many as 34 in the first half at 53-19. Goodland (3-11, 1-4) scored the final three points of the half to cut their deficit to 53-22 at the break. The Cowboys would actually outscore the Beavers in the third quarter 14-12 to make the score 65-36 Scott City after three. In the fourth, the Beavers scored the first nine points, and forced a running clock, en route to the 87-40 win, their second highest point total of the season. Scott City finished with four double figure scorers, led by Trey O’Neil’s 30 points, while Brett Meyer had 15, Sloan Baker 13, and Drake McRae with a career-high 12 in his first start of the season. O’Neil hit six of seven three’s in the first half, and finished eight of 10 for the game in his season-tying high in points. overall, the Beavers connected on 14 three’s, a season high. Goodland saw freshman Levi Archer lead the scoring for the Cowboys with 14 points.

Assistant Coach Jordan Carter Postgame

Scott City will hit the road on Tuesday night, as they will face the Cimarron Blue Jays in a non-league doubleheader, while Goodland heads west across the state line to take on rival Burlington.