The 2011 Red Demon basketball season opens with both the Red Demons and Lady Red Demons taking the floor against the Wichita East “Blue Aces” in Wichita on Friday night.


The 2011 Red Demon basketball season opens with both the Red Demons and Lady Red Demons taking the floor against the Wichita East “Blue Aces” in Wichita on Friday night.
     The Lady Red Demons enter the season on the heels of a WAC championship and as Sub-State runner-ups. They return three starters and will look to defend their conference title as Justin Briggs begins his ninth season as the head coach of the Red Demons.
     On the boy’s side, Dennis Hamilton will begin his 25th season as the head coach of the Red Demons. Dodge City will be defending a three-peat of Sub-State championships, and a top four state finish.
     Trey Hallman is the lone returning starter for a Dodge City team that will be looking to defend a WAC title and a return trip to the State tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
     Friday night is the first of four games before the Christmas break for Dodge City. The Red Demons host Goddard and Goddard Eisenhower next week, before heading to Ulysses for their final game before the break.
     The game is set for a 6 p.m. tipoff for the girl's game at the Wichita East High School Field House and can be heard on 95.5 FM.