The three time defending Western Athletic Conference champions entered their match up against rival Garden City with aspirations of defending their conference title but it also had post-season implications. The Buffs came in as the No. 2 seed while the Red Demons were No. 3 in the Sub-State standings. The Dodge City Demons came prepared and did not take any chances in their 57-42 win.
Garden City had two players score double digits, junior Hunter Delgado and senior Austin Terpstra, but Dodge City's three were enough to tip the scale. Juniors Austin Weiser and Jace Larson scored ten points each while senior Matt Goedeken led the night with 17 points. The Demons took a solid lead and maintained it through the half 21-15.
Although the Buffs vastly outrebounded the Demons the statistic that sticks out is field goal percentage, primarily in the second half. Dodge City made 14 of their 17 field goals while Garden City only made 11 of their 27. The result was a Dodge City team on top 57-42.
The Lady Buffs did not have much to worry about coming into their match up on Tuesday night. They have the WAC squared away with a spotless 5-0 record. The last time these two teams met the Lady Buffs took care of the Lady Demons quickly and it was deja vu. Garden City held the Dodge City offense under control. They did not allow a single player to reach double digits; however, the Lady Buffs had three girls in double digits. Sophomore Jaymie Bernbeck led the night with 17 points, senior Taryn Tempel followed with 15 and senior post Johna McClelland put up 11. With only one lead change all game the Lady Buffs lived up to their ranking and defeated Dodge City 60-38.