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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Conqs sweep Hesston in basketball

  • The Dodge City Conquistadors basketball squads won their second games in three nights on the road.
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  • The Dodge City Conquistadors basketball teams didn't show much tiredness in playing their third game in four days as they beat Hesston in a Monday night basketball doubleheader.
    The Conquistadors beat the Larks 96-77, while the Lady Conqs beat Hesston 82-77.
    Dodge City shot 62 percent as a team (17-of-22, 77 percent in the second half) on the way to record the victory over the Larks. The Conqs led only 43-38 at halftime, but allowed only eight points during the first 12 minutes of the second half to pull away with the victory.
    "We played pretty well, but we didn't guard very well in the first half," said Dodge City men's basketball head coach Kyle Campbell. "We gave up too many easy shots in the first half. We did much better in the second half."
    Victor Adams scored 26 points to lead the Conqs (4-3), while Keith Crockett added 18, Aaron Tate 13 and Greg Travis 10. Crockett also had six of Dodge City's eight steals in the victory.
    Four players also scored in double figures for Hesston: Pierre Zook 20, Mahlon Jones 16 and Beau Palmer and Alex Santiago scored 11 apiece.
    The Conqs are going to take three days off before preparing for their next game on Nov. 26 at McCook (Neb.).
    Casey McCauley scored 16 of her team-high 22 points in the first half, making six of her eight field goal attempts to the Lady Conqs' in the women's game.
    Dodge City was 18-of-33 shooting and outrebounded the Lady Larks 22-5 in the first half on the way to building a 42-27 halftime lead.
    Jameeshia Armstrong added 13 for the Lady Conqs (4-4), Kelli Tolar 12, Kesha Buckner 11 and Nicole Salazar scored all 10 of her points in the second half.
    For the game, Dodge City outrebounded Hesston 42-18, but committed 26 turnovers that allowed the Lady Larks to score 20 of their 25 points during a 50-point second half.
    "They got a lot of points off of our turnovers and played well in the second half," said Dodge City women's basketball head coach Lucas McDonald. "We shot 49 percent from the field (in the game). I was pleased with the way the team stuck together with the crowd involvement and we were able to pull it out and finish the plays when we needed to."
    Destiva Davis scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half for the Lady Larks, while Makayla Ludwig added 14 and Rachel Miller 10 in the Hesston loss.
    The Lady Conqs have two games this weekend at the Hutchinson Classic. Dodge City plays Iowa Lakes on Friday and Independence on Saturday.

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