February 25, 2024

Conq women use strong 4th quarter to rally past Ranger

Photo courtesy of Dodge City Athletics

MIDLAND–Dodge City’s women trailed by double digits early, but outscored Ranger 25-15 in the final quarter to beat the Rangers 83-74 in the Midland College Tipoff Classic at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center Friday.

Leah Mafua led all scorers with 19 points and Bree Stephens posted a double-double, recording 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Conqs continued their hot start from distance this season, knocking down 12 triples in 31 tries. Last season, Dodge shot just 29% from beyond the arc.

Dodge City also outscored Ranger 30-20 in the paint and controlled the inside game, a theme that’s become common through the first four games of the season.

Ranger raced out to a 13-3 lead and led the bulk of the way through the third quarter. But Dodge City began the fourth on a 9-0 run and never trailed again.

The Conquistadors improve to 3-1 with the win.

Dodge City returns to action Saturday when they take on Midland in the final game of the Midland College Tipoff Classic. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.