Garden City survives first round of January Jam

VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (KWCH) -- Points were not coming easily for Garden City and Wichita Northwest in this early matchup. The first four minutes were completely scoreless, and the first half ended with less than 20 points for either team.

Garden City, the two-seed, should have handled Wichita Northwest easily, but the Grizzlies didn't go away without a fight.

16 seconds remained in the contest, when David Duncan knocked down a three-pointer to close the gap to a three-point deficit.

The Buffaloes were immediately fouled on the next inbound, and put the game away with two successful free throws.

Garden City survived, beating Northwest 44-39.