February 25, 2024

Conq men hold off Trinidad State in OT

Photo courtesy of Dodge City Athletics

TRINIDAD–Dodge City’s men let a late lead slip, but escaped with an 82-79 overtime win over Trinidad State in the Trinidad Classic at Scott Gym Friday.

Dodge City led 69-66 late in regulation, but Jacobi Sebock fouled Jailen Bedford on a three point try with :00.6 left, sending him to the line with a chance to tie the game. Bedford made all three free throws and pushed the game to overtime.

In the extra period, both teams traded leads until Avnoor Bhullar’s triple gave the Conqs the lead for good with 1:01 left. Bhullar finished the game with five made threes and a season-high 15 points off the bench.

Chris Robinson and Jason Edwards each scored 19 in the win for Dodge.

The aggressive Dodge City defense shined again, forcing 22 Trojan turnovers after creating 24 against McCook in Tuesday’s victory.

The Conquistadors improve to 2-1 with the win.

Dodge City returns to action Saturday when they take on Otero in the final game of the Trinidad Classic. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT.