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Great Bend cant keep up with Kite, Beavers
Prep basketball
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Great Bend High Schools Bryce Beck shakes hands with Panthers head coach Chris Battin before taking a seat on the bench during non-conference action against Scott City on Saturday night. - photo by Kevin Price Great Bend Tribune

A healthy dose of 3-pointers from the Scott City High School Beavers and a rough night shooting for Great Bend led to a 58-27 loss in non-conference action on Saturday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
“They’re a good basketball team,” GBHS head coach Chris Battin said of the Beavers. “They’re a really good basketball team. There’s a reason that they’re back-to-back (Class 3A) state champions.”
Scott City, which is ranked No. 1 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, drained three 3-pointers in the first quarter during a Panthers draught, leading it to a 24-4 advantage after eight minutes.
The Beavers made five of their first six 3-point attempts.
Great Bend got baskets from Josh Lutz to open the game and Brock Ibarra with 6:22 remaining in the first period, but couldn’t get a shot to fall again until a 4:35 in the second quarter.
“We’re getting good looks, we’ve just got to start knocking them down,” Battin said. “It’s the same story, different night.”
Chad Touslee shattered the Panthers cold streak with a basket in the paint, making it 29-6 Scott City.
Drew Kite, Scott City’s 6-foot-4 post player, fought through a Panthers double team most of the game to finish with a game-high 18 points. He went 8-for-9 from the line.
“He’s a horse inside,” Battin said of Kite. “He’s a strong kid, athletic. He finishes really well. He finished over us tremendously.”
Bryce Beck and Dillon Reiser led Great Bend with five points apiece.
Great Bend hosts Dodge City on Friday night. It will be its final home game of the regular season.




At Great Bend
Panther Fieldhouse

Scott City 58, Great Bend 27
    Brett O’Neil 3 0-0 8, Brenner Wells 1 0-0 2, Trey O’Neil 3 1-3 8, Tyler Ness 1 0-0 2, Austin Habiger 3 0-0 8, Anthony Wilson 1 0-0 3, Joey Meyer 4 0-0 8, Drew Kite 5 8-9 18, Collin Ratzlaff 0 1-2 1. Totals 21 10-14 58.
    Trey Ibarra 0 2-4 2, Chad Touslee 1 0-0 2, Brock Ibarra 1 0-0 2, Bryce Beck 1 3-3 5, Dillon Reiser 2 0-0 5, Gabe Joiner 0 1-2 1, Ethan Henderson 0 1-2 1, Shade Wondra 1 1-2 3, Wyatt Bayless 2 0-0 4, Josh Lutz 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 8-13 27.
Scott City     24    11    20    3  —  58
Great Bend     4     6      9    8  —  27
    Three-point goals — Scott City 6 (B. O’Neil 2, Habiger 2, T. O’Neil, Wilson); Great Bend 1 (Reiser). Total fouls — Great Bend 16, Scott City 13. Fouled out — None.