The Dodge City Red Demon girls struggled on offense for the second straight night, falling to Bishop Miege 49-35 Friday in the consolation semifinals of the 36th Newton Invitational Tournament at Ravenscroft Gym.
The Dodge City Red Demon girls struggled on offense for the second straight night, falling to Bishop Miege 49-35 Friday in the consolation semifinals of the 36th Newton Invitational Tournament at Ravenscroft Gym.“We shot the ball a little better tonight,” Dodge City coach Justin Briggs said. “I thought our defense was pretty good. We knew (Alexis) Hughes was going to knock some down. We held her to 17, instead of 25. (Illand Shurn) did some good things for them tonight. She turned some rebounds into points. We had some silly fouls that turned two points into three a couple of times. Overall, I’m proud of the way our girls played. We had some floor burns, which is a good thing.”Hughes scored 17 points for Miege, and has 42 for the tournament. Sydney Vaughn scored 14 and Shurn added 10.Brenna Briggs led Dodge City with nine points, but was held scoreless in the second half. Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Stephenson each added eight points.Hughes hit a jumper at the buzzer to give Miege a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.The lead changed hands several times in the second quarter. A Hughes 3-point shot late put Miege in front 26-23 at the half.Fouls were 7-2 against Dodge City in the third quarter.Miege built an eight-point lead in the third quarter that a Stephenson trey cut to five. A Shurn three-point play late in the quarter put Miege up by nine, 40-31.Dodge City scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter. Vaughn replied with a short jumper and a trey. A Shurn layup with 2:32 remaining put Miege up by 12.Bishop Miege, 5-7, plays Garden City at 1:30 p.m. today for fifth place. Dodge City, 6-5, plays Rose Hill at noon in the seventh-place game.“Rose Hill is 4-8, but they are a good team,” Justin Briggs said. “They have good shooters. We’re going to have to get out after them. If we play our game, we’ll be fine.”