May 26, 2024

Demon Girls Lose Tight Fifth Place Game to Hays in McPherson

McPherson, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It was not a game that could be confused with an offensive explosion, but for almost the entire game Dodge City (4-8) girls redeemed themselves from a 21 point loss to Hays just one week earlier.  

 

 

Highlights

Dodge used a 9-0 run to begin the second quarter and held Hays scoreless over the first six minutes of the third, but in the end it was not enough for the Red Demons to take care of the Indians losing 28-25 in Saturday’s fifth place game from the Mid-American Basketball Classic.

Tia Bradshaw poured in 12 points and finished with 43 in the tournament for Dodge. She fouled out with 38 seconds left and Ashley Nelson suffered an ankle injury, preventing both of Coach Kelley Snodgrass’ weapons from being on the floor during the game’s final possession.  

Down 28-25 Madison Armstrong missed on her sixth straight three point attempt  and the Demons could not chase the ball down in the final seconds to force overtime.

DCHS Coach Kelley Snodgrass Post-game Comments

Ezinne Okoro for the second time this year against Hays pulled down 11 rebounds. Savannah Schneider scored 11 for the Indians in the win.

 Both teams could not buy a bucket from outside.  Dodge City went 1 of 14, while Hays ended the night 1-8 on the three point attempts.

The Demons although falling short out rebounded Hays 33-26 off the glass and had three people with multiple steals (Ezinne Okoro with 4, Tia Bradshaw with 3 and Ashley Nelson with 2.)

Saturday Dodge City 41, Andale 32

 Game Highlights

Dodge City had a 9-2 in the second quarter to establish momentum in the game.  Tia Bradshaw had 13 points and 8 rebounds, Ashley Nelson four points and seven rebounds, but it was the contribution from two other seniors that allowed Dodge to snapped a 2 game losing streak.

Hannah Sowers scored six points, while Reiyna Cecil hit another three pointer her third of the tournament.  Andale (5-7) was led by Tyler Winter’s nine, but six of her nine points came from the line.  Low post player Jill Bergkamp was hardly dominate going 2-14 and scoring six points, but also grabbing eight rebounds.

DCHS Coach Kelley Snodgrass Post-game

Thursday Olathe South 63, Dodge City 38

In the opener Tia Bradshaw was again showing her offense prowess going 5-13 for 8 rebounds and 18 points.  Dodge was able to produce little else on offense shooting 24%.  

Olathe South cruised to a win in last year’s state quarter rematch.  Kaiti Butaud hit 3 of 5 shots beyond the arc for 21.  Dani Winslow also was able to get into the act with 10 points, four blocked shots and three steals.

DCHS Coach Kelley Snodgrass Post-game

Dodge jumps back into action Tuesday night with a road game against rival Garden.  Pre-game show is 5:45,  Girls tip at 6 and the guys at 7:30. 

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