Just a day after the boys team’s season ended in the first round of the 6A Sub-State playoffs, the Dodge City Red Demons girls teams’ season did the same.
The Red Demons lost to the Manhattan Indians Thursday night by a score of 54-36. They finished the year with a record of 8-13.
As happened the last time the two teams played early last season, junior Chidera Okoro was the Red Demons’ leading scorer, recording 10 points Thursday night.
Also like last time, the Manhattan Indians made more of the the Red Demons’ turnovers than the Demons did of theirs.
Thursday night, Dodge City committed 20 turnovers against only 18 by Manhattan. The Red Demons committed just two extra turnovers, but the Indians scored 19 more points than the Red Demons off of turnovers, with a total of 25 points off turnovers to 6 by Dodge City.
The Indians ended up winning by a total of 18 points.
Manhattan’s Haleigh Harper had a game-high 14 points, and Kia Wilson had 12.
Outside of Okoro’s 10, no other Red Demon broke double figures. Other leading scorers for Dodge City included freshman Camree Johnson who had 7, freshmen Victoria Gonzalez who had 5, and freshman Amaya Perez who had 5.
The Red Demons trailed 31-8 at halftime but mounted a bit of a comeback attempt in the second half, outscoring Manhattan by a combined score of 28-23 in the final two quarters.
In the end, it was simply not enough.
Manhattan faces No. 3 seed Topeka at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sub-State Championship Game.