The Dodge City High School girls basketball team has not gotten off to the start that they hoped that they would.
The Red Demons (2-4, 0-1) had an 18-game Western Athletic Conference winning streak snapped last week against Great Bend before falling to Cimarron in overtime on Friday.
Dodge City led the Bluejays for most of the game but a 15-4 run by Cimarron to end the game put another tally in the Red Demons’ loss column.
"I think Cimarron definitely wanted it more," Dodge City head coach Kelley Snodgrass said. "They played with intensity. I think we took some things for granted. When we had to get a stop (defensively) we didn’t do that. We watched a lot of film and focused on what we can do better ourselves in order to be successful."
With Guymon, Okla., and Liberal both coming to town this week, the Red Demons will use the three practices this week to help work out the kinks.
"We’ve got to focus on ourselves more than our opponent," Snodgrass said. "We still are plagued by injuries and that’s been a challenge. We’re trying to get people in the right spots."
Starting on Friday against Liberal, Dodge City will try to shake off their 0-1 start to conference play and continue their pursuit for a third-straight WAC title.
"We haven’t started the way that we’ve wanted quite a few years," Snodgrass said. "My system takes a while to get into and the understanding so we still have high expectations and high hopes but we’ve got to change our work ethic."
Dodge City and Guymon will tipoff at 6 p.m on Thursday.