JUNCTION CITY — If Friday's opener is any indication, Great Bend's Sadie Spray is headed for a banner basketball season. Spray tied a career high with 24 points, and scored after converting steals in the Panthers' 47-28 non-league basketball victory over 6A Junction City.
Spray distributed her points evenly with a 12-point first and a 12-point second half. Spray converted a 3-point, added two baskets and passed to Makenzie Premer for an 18-10 halftime lead. Spray deflected numerous passes to ignite the Panthers' hustling defense.
"Our first-half wasn't pretty," Beck said. "We turned it over too many times. It was errors that we did ourselves. Some of that is first-game jitters. We weren't in rhythm and missed some shots. Their zone took us out of what we wanted to do."