It takes great team basketball to dominate a game and the Dodge City High School Lady Demons had just that Tuesday night as they conquered the Ulysses Tigers with an 87-31 victory.
Coach Kelley Snodgrass said they jumped out to a good lead with a 10-0 run to start the game. "We were making that extra pass and finding the open girl," Snodgrass said.
With a 23-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Demons kept up the pressure throughout the game. As a team, they were 23 of 27 in transition points, forced 29 turnovers resulting in 37 points and thats what fueled the team, Snodgrass said.
The Demons were on target all night with four girls in double figures. They were also strong from the charity stripe, hitting 8 of 9.
"Everybody stepped up and knew what to do," Snodgrass said.
Kisa Unruh led all scorers with 27 points plus 6 steals and 4 assists.
Lauren Gleason had 10 points and 7 assists while Alisia Solis got the team off to a strong start with 10 points of her own.
The bench play was exceptional as they produced 31 points in the winning effort.
Following their loss to McPherson last Friday, the girls went back to work and put together a much better all around effort. They were making that extra pass that helped them in transition.
"We had good energy all around," Snodgrass said. "We put four solid quarters together. Our defense was much better. We did a good job tonight."
The Lady Demons now prepare for a contest against Cimarron on Friday. They have to continue to push the ball in transition and make those easy baskets. The team didn't get a lot of defensive stops against McPherson.
Against Cimarron, the Demons have to attack the zone and get those stops to let the defense initiate the offense, Snodgrass said. To contact writer, email email@example.com