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Lady Panthers roll past three-time defending WAC champion Lady Demons
Western Athletic Conference
Great Bend High Schools Kylee Spray (13) puts up a shot in the lane over Dodge Citys Alexis Sanchez (15) during Friday nights action in Dodge City. Also pictured is the Lady Panthers Morgan Harwood (32). - photo by Mack McClure Great Bend Tribune

DODGE CITY — The Doll twins — junior guards Kaylie Doll and Kelsie Doll — combined for 21 points, helping lead the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers to a 49-35 victory over three-time defending Western Athletic Conference champion Dodge City.
“They really played well tonight,” said GBHS head coach Carrie Minton of the Dolls. “We talked about not being afraid to shoot the ball on the outside. We figured Dodge might sit back in a (3-2) zone a little bit, so we knew we were going to hit some shots and the Dolls were pretty good about doing that in the first half.”
Kelsie Doll scored a season-high 12 points and Kaylie Doll added nine, as the Lady Panthers, who led the entire way, built 12-6, 30-13 and 43-24 leads at the quarter breaks.
Morgan Harwood had a game-high 14 points. Harwood and Kelsie Doll led Great Bend, which improved to 5-3 overall, 2-1 in WAC play, with seven rebounds apiece.
McKenna Mauler, who finished with six points, and Kyle Spray also had 3-pointers, as the Lady Panthers totaled six from distance. The Dolls each went 2-for-3 on 3s in the first half, where GBHS was 5 for 13 from beyond the arc and finished 6 for 22 for the game.
“Coming out of the break, I feel like all of the girls have stepped up and contributed,” Minton said. “We’re one of the teams, and we like it that way, that we have multiple people that can step up and be our leading scorer.
“It’s tough to defend a team that doesn’t have a set scorer.”
One constant for the Lady Panthers has been Harwood, a junior post player.
“Morgan has been playing really well,” Minton said. “She’s been attacking underneath and crashing the boards really hard.”
Great Bend held Dodge City to 3-for-14 shooting from 3-point land (21.4 percent) and only 26.8 percent overall (11 for 41). Their swarming defensive induced the Lady Demons (2-5, 0-2), into 13 of their 19 turnovers in the opening half.
Dodge City was led by Cierra Lampe with 13 points, including three 3s.
The Lady Panters are back in action on Tuesday night, entertaining Larned in non-conference action at Panther Fieldhouse.


Western Athletic Conference



At Dodge City

United Wireless Arena

Great Bend 49, Dodge City 35

GREAT BEND (5-3, 2-1)

     Hannah Hildebrand 1 1-2 3, Kelsie Doll 4 2-4 12, Kylee Spray 1 1-2 4, Kaylie Doll 3 1-2 9, McKenna Mauler 2 1-2 6, Tarynn Stueder 0 1-2 1, Kalee Maneth 0 0-0 0, Morgan Harwood 6 2-6 14. Totals 17-51 9-20 49.

DODGE CITY (2-5, 0-2)

     Summer Wilson 0 0-0 0, Rachel Durler 0 3-4 3, Chandra Sain 2 2-2 6, Alexis Sanchez 4 2-4 10, Jessica Harshberger 0 0-0 0, Katrina Roenfeldt 0 3-4 3, Shay Gonzalez 0 0-0 0, Ciera Lampe 5 0-0 13. Totals 11-41 10-15 35.

GBHS          12  18  13   6   —  49

DCHS           6    7   11  11  —   35

     Three-point goals — Great Bend 6-22 (Kay. Doll 2, Kel. Doll 2, Mauler, Spray); Dodge City 3-14 (Lampe 3). Total fouls — Dodge City 19, Great Bend 10. Fouled out — None.