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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Second half surge pushes Conqs to win over Lopes

  • Big run after intermission pushes Dodge City to 7-1
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  • The Dodge City Conquistadors showed their second half dominance again Tuesday night in beating the Lamar Running Lopes 85-73 in a non-conference game at United Wireless Arena. The Conqs scored 10 points off Lamar turnovers and eight more on second half points, while only committing two mistakes with the ball after intermission. "Our guys stuck together and we went to a zone in the second half," said Dodge City men's basketball head coach Kyle Campbell. 'Teams have been playing small on us with four guards and it's hard for us to matchup right now. "We still have a ways to go, but I like where we're sitting right now." E.J. Eaves had another scoring spree in the second half, scoring 18 of his game-high 22 points after intermission to lead the Conqs (7-1). George Brock added 20 (11 in the second half) and Ameer Jackson scored 10 of his 14 in the first half. Larry Beckett also scored in double figures with 11. Theo Brown recorded a double-double for Lamar (2-6) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Two other players scored in double figures for the Lopes: Tiwian Kendley with 16 and Devante Anderson with 13. The Conqs shot poorly in the first half (7-of-31) as the Lopes were able to use two six-point runs to build a 25-17 lead midway through the stanza. Dodge City was able to chip down the margin with a three-pointer by Brock cutting the deficit to 35-32 at halftime. "When your best three players shoot a combined 2-for-16 and you're only down three; then that makes me very happy," Campbell said. The Conqs tied the game early in the second half and trailed by two before making their charge with 13 minutes remaining in regulation. Dodge City used a 21-4 run to build a 65-50 lead in five minutes and the Lopes never got the margin below 10 the rest of the contest. The Conqs' next games will be the Pizza Hut Classic at United Wireless Arena this weekend. Dodge City will face Raleigh's Finest Prep at 7 p.m. Friday and former Jayhawk West-rival Butler at 4 p.m. Saturday. Seward County will also be in the Classic and will play at 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. LAMAR (73) — Garcia 0-1 0-0 0, Tutlan 1-2 0-0 2, Redd 2-3 0-0 4, Miller 4-12 1-1 9, Simmons 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 4-6 10-12 19, Murray 0-2 0-0 0, Kendley 4-7 6-7 16, Ortiz 3-5 2-3 8, Anderson 5-7 3-4 13, Thompson 0-2 0-0 0, Hidle 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 24-48 22-29 73. DODGE CITY (85) — Brock 5-136-8 20, Jackson 4-7 6-7 14, Eaves 6-15 8-11 22, O'Neil 2-4 1-2 7, Rencher 2-8 2-2 6, Glover 0-2 0-0 0, Clark 0-3 3-6 3, Beckwell 2-8 7-8 11, Haist 0-0 0-0 0, Carpenter 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-61 33-44 85. Halftime — Lamar 35, Dodge City 32. Three-point baskets — Lamar 3-12 (Garcia 0-1, Tutlan 0-1, Miller 0-3, Brown 1-1, Kendley 2-5, Anderson 0-1), Dodge City 8-18 (Brock 4-8, Eaves 2-4, O'Neil 2-4, Rencher 0-1, Glover 0-1). Rebounds — Lamar 37 (Brown 11), Dodge City 36 (Clark 7). Assists — Lamar 12 (Redd 3), Dodge City 12 (O'Neil 4). Fouled out — Beckett. Total fouls — Lamar 26, Dodge City 24. Records — Lamar 2-6, Dodge City 7-1.

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