May 26, 2024

Photo Credits; Adam Shrimplin, Shrimplin Photography

COLBY, Kan. – Garden City embarrassed Colby in the first 20 minutes in November, undoing a 3-1 Trojans’ start, taking a 27-point halftime lead.

Colby head coach Darin Spence has been around four different programs in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, and one thing he knows all too well is payback.

The Garden City Lady Broncbusters suffered a 62-56 loss at the Colby Event Center on Wednesday night. The loss was its first to a team under the .500 mark all season long.

Garden City (10-8, 5-8 KJCCC) started the game on a 12-4 run, getting buckets from all over the floor. C.C. Driessen hit the first two field goals of the game, hitting a triple with the shot clock expiring, then adding a layup off a Colby turnover.

Driessen posted 11 points in the first half, tied for the team lead.

Colby (6-12, 2-11 KJCCC) had struggled from three all season long, but flipped their fortunes Wednesday night. The Trojans went five-of-seven from beyond the arch in the first 20, flipping that eight point deficit into a five point lead.

The Trojans entered shooting a conference-worst 25.6%, but shot 71.4% from distance in the first half. Grayson College transfer Stella McIntyre lit up the Broncbusters’ defense, going three-of-four from downtown in the first half.

McIntyre continued to deliver in the second half, scoring seven straight points to help the Trojans take a 47-41 lead. The sophomore finished with a joint-career-high 19 points.

Noelle Biduaya who took the game into her hands down the stretch. The Dawson Community College transfer scored the final three field goals for CCC, ending the night with 12.

The Broncbusters return to Conestoga Arena on Saturday for their second game of the season against the Independence Pirates. GCCC won the first matchup, 83-49. Coverage will be provided on 1030 AM, 106.1 FM KBUF beginning at 1:40 P.M.