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GBMS 8th-grade girls sweep Dodge City Middle School
8th grade girls
Great Bend’s Ashton McMillen scores a free throw.

GBMS 8th-grade girls basketball team rolled past Dodge City Middle School 29-19 to improve to 4-1 on the season.  

The Panthers led 11-2 after one period and 23-6 at halftime before losing steam after a doubleheader in Liberal the previous weekend. The lead moved to 27-6 before Dodge City staged a late rally.

“We ran out of gas in the second half,” said Great Bend coach Kyle Jeffrey. “We played two games in Liberal and didn’t get a chance to work on things we needed to fix, Fortunately, we had enough fight in us to get a big lead. Our defense kept them to six points in the final quarter..”

Emilee Hall contributed 10 points and two blocks. Sadie Spray scored six points with six steals. Other scorers were Paige Thexton (5), Macy Nachtigal (4), Makenzie Premer (2) and Lauryn Davis (2).

GREAT BEND B TEAM — The Panthers led 12-2 at halftime behind sparkling defense. Eventually, the offense clicked for a 23-13 basketball victory. The B team improved to 3-2. 

Maleigha Ribordy led the way with 10 points. Other scorers were Kaleigh Sheets (4), Aniya Jones (4), Ashton McMillen (3) and Halle Post (2).

“We weren’t taking our time and setting up our shots to begin,” said Great Bend coach Courtney Maska. “At the end of the first quarter, the girls took their time and ran our plays.”