February 4, 2023

Red Demon boys blow out Woodward for 1st win, girls struggle

WOODWARD–Dodge City’s boys forced 30 Woodward turnovers and converted those into 39 points to cruise past the Boomers 73-35 for their first win, but the Lady Demons’ offense struggled mightily in a 42-28 loss Tuesday at Boomer Fieldhouse.

In the boys game, Dodge City took advantage of a shorthanded Boomer team that played without Carter Reid due to illness and missed Kash Shipley most of the game with a scratched eye.

That said, the Red Demons played their most complete game without question, knocking down 10 threes and shooting nearly 51% from the field in the contest.

Tochi Okoro recorded his first double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. Daelyn Unzueta scored a team-high 14 points and Victor Brito had a career-high 12.

During a stretch that spanned the second and third quarters, Dodge City put together a 28-3 run that gave them massive separation the rest of the way.

The Red Demons improve to 1-3 with the win and return to action Saturday when they travel to Wichita Southeast. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT.

In the girls game, the Lady Demons suffered through their worst shooting stretch of the season in the first half, going just 1-for-17 before the break with 17 turnovers. They trailed 22-3 at halftime.

Dodge City went on a 14-3 push late in the third quarter, outscoring Woodward 17-9 overall in that frame. But turnovers plagued the Demons the entire way to the tune of 26 giveaways, and a few critical ones in the fourth allowed the Boomers to pull away again.

The shooting struggles continued for Dodge City, as they shot less than 26% from the floor and 1-of-12 from distance.

No Lady Demons reached double figures in points, but Easha Potts had a team-high nine points. Alex Gere collected 10 rebounds for Dodge.

The Lady Demons fall to 1-3 with the loss and return to action Saturday when they travel to Wichita Southeast. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.