To say the Dodge City Community College women’s basketball team came out a little flat would be an understatement.

    It took nearly six minutes for the Lady Conquistadors (7-14, 0-7) to score its first basket against rival Garden City Sunday afternoon at the Civic Center and DCCC could never get things going, losing 78-49.


To say the Dodge City Community College women’s basketball team came out a little flat would be an understatement.
    It took nearly six minutes for the Lady Conquistadors (7-14, 0-7) to score its first basket against rival Garden City Sunday afternoon at the Civic Center and DCCC could never get things going, losing 78-49.
    Down, 22-4 with about nine minutes left in the first half, the Lady Conqs finally got a little momentum going. With sophomore Raenish White coming off the bench and providing some spark and key baskets for DCCC. The Lady Conqs were able to trim down the Lady Broncobusters lead.
    Sophomore Brooke Hall knocked down a pair of free throws for DCCC and the Lady Conqs went into halftime down just 32-22. 
    When the second half started, it seemed like all that momentum that DDCC had created, evaporated.
    “Well we just got pumped up in the locker room and knew we had to come out with a little fight,” sophomore guard Kayla Payton said. “But we just kind of let it slide away from us.”
    The Lady Conqs struggled on defense all afternoon, having no answer for Garden City’s small forward tandem of Aubrica Robins and Jasmine Troupe, who seemed to be automatic from the permitter. Robins led the Lady Broncobuster with 16, while Troupe put in 15.
    “I think we realized we need to help each other out on defense more than anything,” Payton said. “We need to have each other’s back more and work together.”
    The woes continued for the Lady Conqs, as head coach Steve High was ejected from the game with about 46 seconds remaining.        It was the first time in his 36-year career that he has ever been ejected from a game.
    The Lady Conqs will look to get back on track tonight when they face Cloud County at 5: 30 p.m. at the Civic Center. For them to get some momentum, they will have to get the offense flowing, something that was lacking Sunday.
    “It’s something we can fix,” Payton said. “We just need to look for our shots more.”