April 17, 2024

Red Demons drop WAC contest to Great Bend 57-53

DODGE CITY–Great Bend edged Dodge City 57-53 in a WAC battle Friday at Dodge City’s Fieldhouse.

Dodge led for the bulk of the first half, but Great Bend rallied for a four-point advantage at the halftime break. The Demons were able to trim that lead down to just two in the fourth quarter, but some key free throws down the stretch created enough separation for the Panthers to earn the win.

The Panthers out-rebounded the Demons 46-28–including 21 offensive rebounds–despite an overall below-average shooting performance, and that was just enough to push them over the top for the road victory.

Isaiah Taylor scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Red Demons.

The Red Demons fall to 5-8 (1-1 WAC) with the loss and return to action Tuesday when they travel to No. 5 Garden City. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.