The Dodge City Lady Demons continue to gel their team chemistry into a fourth straight victory Saturday afternoon in a 52-27 victory over the Wichita Collegiate Lady Spartans at DCHS Fieldhouse.
The Lady Demons didn't allow a point for the first 10 minutes of the game to improve to 8-8 on the season in the rout as they played well on both sides of the ball. Dodge City scored 25 points off of 24 Collegiate turnovers in the game with the Lady Spartans made only three baskets in the first half.
"We're really strong as a team," said senior Katrina Roenfeldt. "We're going out there and executing well and also are finishing well. Our defense has really been improving and we're working as a team very well."
The Lady Demons go into the second half of the conference schedule with two things Dodge City head coach Kelley Snodgrass said the team needs: confidence and momentum.
"I think we're excited about it, but we just have to keep taking it one game at a time," Snodgrass said. "Hopefully, we have gained some confidence and our defense has set the tone."
Roenfeldt scored 15 points to lead the Lady Demons, while Jessie Harshberger added eight and Brianna Bradshaw seven in the win.
Jewell Bolden led Collegiate (3-13) with 11 points. The Lady Spartans shot 11-of-34 for the game, including making only three of 13 shots before halftime.
The Lady Demons forced eight Collegiate turnovers in the opening quarter on the way to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter. Nine of Dodge City's points in the stanza came off of turnovers.
Dodge City built the lead to 15 before Collegiate scored its first point until Bolden hit two free throws. Bolden made the Lady Spartans' first field goal at 4:40 in the second quarter.
The Lady Demons went 6-for-11 from the field and led 25-8 at halftime.
Dodge City slowly continued to extend the margin throughout the third period and led 40-16; and the Lady Demons' largest lead was 29 points late in the game.
The Lady Demons' next game will be Tuesday night with a road game at Garden City. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
WICHITA COLLEGIATE (27) -- Nia Tolbert 5, Hannah Osland 3, Bryanna Stocker 6, Alex Payne 2, Jewell Bolden 11. Totals 11 3-7 27.
DODGE CITY (52) -- Brianna Bradshaw 7, Whitney Winter 3, Chandra Sain 4, Tia Bradshaw 5, Kaylyn Maple 4, Jessie Harshberger 8, Katrina Roenfeldt 15, Baily Shelor 4, Taylor Nichols 2. Totals 21 9-19 52.
Collegiate 0 8 8 11 -- 27
Dodge City 13 12 15 12 -- 52
Three-point baskets -- Collegiate 2 (Osland 1, Bolden 1), Dodge City 1 (Roenfeldt 1). Records -- Collegiate 3-13, Dodge City 8-8.