April 17, 2024

Lady Buffs’ can’t make a late comeback and lose to Shawnee Mission Northwest

Photo Courtesy of Adam Shrimplin (Shrimplin Photography)

Newton, KS (Westernkansasnews.com) –  Garden City’s losing streak moved to 5 after a close 40-36 loss over Shawnee Mission Northwest on Friday night. Despite a late comeback bid from Garden City, the Buffaloes couldn’t get shots to go down when they needed them most. 

After a low-scoring first half that saw the Buffs fail to record a field goal in the entire 2nd quarter, they only trailed 16-11 thanks to some timely defense. In the third quarter when the wheels started turning, Ryan Warren, Mackenzie Lucas, and KJ Pinchon were all able to knock down a triple and that led to the Buffaloes being down 27-24 at the end of the 3rd. 

“We were where we needed to be to win the game but the growing pains for us were there, we are learning how to win and this is all a part of the process the defensive effort was there we just couldn’t make shots,” said head coach Jacob Miller after Garden City’s 5th straight loss. 

Some of the highlights for Garden City included Ryan Warren with 11 points off of 4 made field goals and Mackenzie Lucas who added 10 for the Buffs.

Garden City will face host school Newton for 5th place in the tournament at 2 pm on Saturday. You can hear the game on 99.9 The Rock.