February 8, 2023

Demon boys win, girls fall at Garden Plain

GARDEN PLAIN–Dodge City’s boys forced 27 Garden Plain turnovers and converted those into 23 points, led by Isaiah Taylor’s season-high 17, to take down Garden Plain 67-57, but the Lady Demons’ offense struggled again in a 33-22 loss Tuesday.

In the boys game, Taylor took control for the Demons in the fourth quarter to pull away for the victory. His 17 points were completed by a career-high 11 from Jaiden Springer and 11 each from Tochi Okoro and Daelyn Unzueta.

Garden Plain out-rebounded Dodge City 42-23, including a whopping 18 offensive rebounds, but the turnovers were too much to overcome.

The Red Demons improve to 2-4 with the win and return to action Saturday when they travel to Wichita Trinity. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT.

In the girls game, the Lady Demons went ice cold in the second quarter and were blanked. After battling back and briefly taking the lead in the second half, Garden Plain finished off the Demons with a 17-5 final frame to pull away for the win.

Dodge City shot just 21.2% in the game and turned it over on nearly half of their possessions–16 times total.

Becca Unruh led the Demons with 10 points and Alex Gere continued her offensive rebounding tear, collecting seven in the contest and 11 total.

The Lady Demons fall to 1-5 with the loss and return to action Saturday when they travel to Wichita Trinity. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT.