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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Lady Conqs break century mark in road win

  • Tolar scores 34, Nave 27 to lead DC3
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  • The Dodge City Lady Conquistadors had five players score in double figures to beat Neosho County 105-96 Tuesday night in a Jayhawk Conference inter-division battle. The Lady Conqs scored 62 points in the second half after the two teams wre tied at 43 at halftime. Dodge City was 21-of-38 from the field (19-of-29 on two-point attempts). Sophomore shooting guard Kelli Tolar scored 34 points — 20 in the second half — to lead the Lady Conqs (8-1) to their fourth straight win and one win shy of last year's total for victories. Freshman Azaria Nave added 27 points and had seven assists in the victory, shooting 9-of-13 on the night. Other Lady Conqs to score in double figures include freshman guard Keiwanna Patterson (13), sophomore guard Samantha Herrera (12) and freshman post Hannah Whitaker (11). Kesha Buckner recorded 10 rebounds in the win. Dodge City shot 33-of-65 as a team from the field and 34-of-44 from the line on the way to the victory. Ashley Grant led the Lady Panthers (5-5) with 34 points and 13 rebounds, while Danel Stithem added 21, Marilyn Gross 14 and Danielle Randle 11 in the loss. Neosho County was 40-of-102 on the night and outrebounded Dodge City 62-47, but still suffered the setback in part due to 30 personal fouls. The Lady Conqs will play this weekend at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in the Hutchinson Classic. Dodge City will play Iowa Lakes on Friday and Northwest Kansas Tech on Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 1:30 p.m. DODGE CITY (105) — Whitaker 4-6 1-2 11, Cramer 0-1 0-0 0, Whipple 0-1 0-0 0, Patterson 2-7 9-13 13, Buckner 2-6 4-4 8, Esparaza 0-0 0-1 0, Nave 9-16 9-10 27, Herrera 6-9 0-0 12, Tolar 10-18 11-14 34, J. Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-65 34-44 105. NEOSHO COUNTY (96) — Goss 7-23 0-1 14, Gonzales 1-4 0-0 2, Yarbrough 0-1 1-4 1, Dunbar 1-3 0-0 2, Grant 15-27 3-4 34, Stithem 8-19 21, Fourkiller 2-5 2-2 8, English 1-6 0-0 3, Randle 5-14 11, C. Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-102 6-11 96. Halftime — Dodge City 43, Neosho County 43. Three-point baskets — Dodge City 5-18 (Whitaker 2-2, Cramer 0-1, Whipple 0-1, Patterson 0-3, Nave 0-3, Tolar 3-8), Neosho County 10-30 (Goss 0-2, Grant 1-3, Stithem 5-14, Fourkiller 2-4, English 1-6, Randle 1-1). Rebounds Dodge City 47 (Buckner 10), Neosho County 62 (Grant 13). Assists — Dodge City 18 (Nave 7), Neosho County 22 (Dunbar 7). Fouled out — None. Technicals — None. Total fouls — Dodge City 18, Neosho County 30. Records — Dodge City 8-1, Neosho County 5-5.
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