Well, the Beavers ended their season at Independence in heart break fashion. We jumped out to an early lead and we were clicking on all cylinders. The Beavers led at halftime 39-24 and looked to be right where we wanted to be. We maintained a lead throughout the 2nd half, but about the 10 minute mark Independence took momentum and we couldn’t get stopped when we needed to. What went well in the first half, went completely wrong in the second. Two tremendous post players for Independence went to work and we couldn’t get them slowed down.
Your women’s basketball team couldn’t get it done at Seward County last night. The Saints had very little to play for as they were locked in to the #2 seed in the Jayhawk West. They played relaxed and your Beavers wanted to win the game in the first few minutes. Down 6 at half-time the Saints started the 2nd half on a 17-6 run and we couldn’t recover. The loss dropped us to the 5th seed in the West which has us going to Independence (the 4 seed) this Saturday in the first round of the Region 6 tournament.
Your women’s basketball team sure didn’t make it pretty on Saturday night vs Colby, but we did manage to pull out a win. I thought we approached the evening with little intensity and our defense was very poor. We led at half-time 31-28 and started the second half playing a little better to hold on for a 61-52 win. The Beavers were led by Tatiana Grant with 15 points in just 20 minutes due to a pull in her quad (she could have played if need be). Elle Stein had 13 points and Sherry Calhoun pulled down 8 rebounds.
If you weren’t able to attend the women’s game last night, you missed one heck of a performance by your Beavers. The women’s team showcased the best 1st half of basketball I’ve ever been a part of. The Beavers jumped out to a HUGE lead early in the contest and never looked back. Garden City was held scoreless until roughly the 12:30 minute mark of the 1st half and the scoreboard showed the Beavers leading by 18. The girls took a 37-15 lead into the break and enjoyed the lead the rest of the contest (with a few minutes we forgot what we were doing).
Your Beavers dropped a hard fought contest to the Blue Dragons on Saturday. Our athletes played their hearts out and I can honestly say they left every ounce of what they had on then court. We dug ourselves a hole in the first half (down 13) and came clawing back in the second half. The sports arena was rocking and we had the 3rd ranked team panicking down the stretch. With 3:06 left to play, Tatiana Grant hit a huge three to cut the Blue Dragon lead to 4 (58-62). From that point it was all Blue Dragons and the Beavers were out of gas.
The Beavers took care of business last night against a very athletic Barton Cougar team. The Beavers led the entire contest to take a 29-22 lead into half-time. The Beavers extended the lead early in the first half, but the Cougars wouldn’t go away. With a couple minutes to play the Cougars cut the lead to 4 and Tatiana Grant went to work to get a couple breakaway lay-ups. Although we didn’t play our best down the stretch we did enough to get by with our third victory in five days. The final 65-58!
The Beaver women came up victorious on Saturday evening vs the Dodge City conquistadors. It wasn't without a fight however. The team trailed the majority of the contest and found a spark late in the game to edge the Conqs 74-66. Dodge City was lights put from the 3 point arc and it caused problems for the Beavers most of the night. The Beavers found themselves down seven with 6 minutes to go before our sophomore leaders took over.