May 25, 2024

Cimarron, Scott City split GWAC doubleheader

Cimarron, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Friday night would be a start to the big run for both Cimarron and Scott City, as the two schools met up in a GWAC doubleheader in search for their first league wins of the year. It would end up a doubleheader split, as the Lady Bluejays took a 57-43 victory, while the Beavers boys won 65-31.

Cimarron Girls 57, Scott City 43
Scott City had the early lead 1-0, and that would be their only lead of the night. Cimarron scored nine of the next 11 points and eventually took a 14-5 lead after the opening quarter. Trailing 19-7, the Lady Beavers responded with six straight to get to within 19-13 with 5:22 left before halftime. The Lady Bluejays answered back with an 11-1 run over the final 4:43 of the half to lead 30-14 at the break. Cimarron (11-2, 1-1 GWAC) controlled the boards on the night, as they led by as many as 24 with 1:32 left in the third frame at 46-22. Scott City (6-8, 0-2) would make a run with a 12-2 run to pull to within 48-34 with a little over five minutes left, as the teams would go back and forth down the stretch, as the Lady Bluejays picked up a 57-43 win. 

McKayla Miller finished with 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Cimarron, while Chloe Bertelson added nine. Scott City got a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds from Brooke Strine and eight points from Erika Felker. 

With the win, the Lady Bluejays lead the series 17-9, and have won seven straight, the longest by one team in the series. It’s their third straight win at home against Scott City.

Scott City  5   9 12 17–43
Cimarron 14 16 16 11–57

Scott City: Stevens 0 0-0 0; Gentry 0 0-0 0; Strine 11 6-10 28; Felker 2 3-4 8; Metzger 0 0-0 0; Lewis 2 1-2 5; Cramer 1 0-0 2; Trout 0 0-0 0; Team: 16 10-16 43
Cimarron: Bertelson 3 0-0 9; Jantz 2 1-2 6; Wilson 0 4-4 4; Fugitt 0 0-0 0; Salyer 2 0-0 6; Miller 11 3-3 26; Eskam 0 0-0 0; Sonday 3 0-0 6; Team: 21 8-9 57

Three-Pointers: Scott City 1 (Felker 1), Cimarron 7 (Bertelson 3, Salyer 2, Jantz 1, Miller 1); Rebounds: Scott City 19, Cimarron 33; Turnovers: Scott City 10, Cimarron 12; Fouls: Scott City 12, Cimarron 10; Fouled Out: None.

Coach Amy Felker Postgame

Scott City Boys 65, Cimarron 31
The final score doesn’t indicate how the game started. Yes, the game was tight for the first part of the first quarter, but Cimarron went on an 11-2 run over a three-minute stretch to lead 18-9 with 1:30 left in the opening stanza. That’s when Scott City not only turned up the screws on the defensive side, they put together a big run and never looked back. A 27-2 run over the final 9:18 of the first half, which included a 22-0 run, put the Beavers up 36-20 at the break. The Bluejays pulled to within 17 at 40-23 with a little over five minutes left in the third period, when Scott City (7-7, 1-1 GWAC) went on an 18-3 run to lead 56-26 late in the third quarter. A continuous clock was used for a vast majority of the fourth quarter, after the Beavers got the lead above 30 points. Cimarron (3-9, 0-2) couldn’t get any closer than 30 the rest of the night, as Scott City held the Bluejays to a season-low 31 points in a 65-31 win.

Jackson Rumford led the way for Scott City with 25 points, and Lawson Bailey added 11. Cimarron was led by Trace Kopper with 10 points. 

With the win, Scott City leads the series 19-1, and holds a 9-0 record against the Bluejays in Cimarron.

Scott City 13 23 20 9–65
Cimarron 18   2   8 3–31

Scott City: Duff 0 0-0 0; Metzger 3 0-0 7; Noll 3 2-2 8; Tarango 2 2-2 6; Vulgamore 0 1-2 1; Bro. Bailey 0 0-0 0; Rumford 8 7-7 25; Edwards 0 0-0 0; L. Bailey 4 1-2 10; Vance 2 0-0 5; Bry. Bailey 0 1-2 1; Stoecklein 1 0-0 2; Team: 23 14-17 65
Cimarron: Kopper 3 3-4 10;  Cardiel 0 0-0 0; Pepper 1 3-4 5; Beery 0 0-0 0; Briggs 0 0-0 0; Wittman 2 3-5 7; Mendez 1 0-0 3; Lopez 0 0-0 0; Ramierez 1 0-0 2; Heddlesten 1 0-0 2; Sonday 1 0-0 2; Team: 10 9-13 31

Three-Pointers: Scott City 5 (Rumford 2, Metzger 1, L. Bailey 1, Vance 1); Cimarron 2 (Kopper 1, Mendez 1); Rebounds: Scott City 23, Cimarron 10; Turnovers: Scott City 13, Cimarron 18; Fouls: Scott City 15, Cimarron 17; Fouled Out: None.

Coach Brian Gentry Postgame

Scott City will return home for three straight games, beginning with Hays High for Winter Homecoming on Tuesday, while Cimarron visits Sublette on Tuesday.