DODGE CITY — The Hays High School girls’ basketball team suffered a 48-20 Western Athletic Conference loss Tuesday night in Dodge City.
The Red Demons, ranked No. 10 in in the latest KBCA Class 6A poll, used a big second quarter to pull away from visiting Hays High, going on a 16-1 run at one point before taking a 31-11 lead into the halftime locker room.
Dodge City moved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the WAC, while Hays High dropped to 4-6 and 1-3 in WAC play. The Indians are off until next week when they travel to McPherson for the three-day Mid-America Classic.
Curry leads Warriors to 125-94 rout of Bulls
CHICAGO (TNS) — Playing under the rafters where the Chicago Bulls hang a special banner commemorating their 72-win season, the Warriors dazzled as if they too were one of the best teams of all-time.
The Warriors throttled the Bulls on Wednesday, dominating the action on both ends of the floor in a 125-94 win that improved their record to 39-4.
Stephen Curry had 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson had 20 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Andrew Bogut added six points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
With Draymond Green out of the game in the third quarter after being hit in the face, the Bulls cut the Warriors’ lead to 73-61.
Curry and Harrison Barnes immediately responded with 3-pointers before the play of the day.
Leandro Barbosa tossed an underhanded lob from just inside the 3-point line to Andre Iguodala for a dunk that left Curry with his hands on his head in amazement.
Curry added an exclamation to close out the quarter with a left-handed dunk, and just like that, the lead had grown to 24 points.
The Warriors finished 2-1 on the road trip that will be deemed successful because in knocking off two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference, they got their swagger back.
Cavs rebound from bad loss to defeat Nets
NEW YORK (TNS) — From the Cavaliers’ train wreck emerged a locomotive.
Not in the sense that the Cavs ran over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night at the Barclays Center, even though it felt that way.
LeBron James set the tone with four monstrous first-quarter dunks, Kevin Love looked like a different player and the Cavs bounced back from what was nearly the worst home loss in franchise history. They looked singularly determined and on the same track and the result was a 91-78 victory over the Nets.
Predictions of doom followed a 34-point pounding by the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, when the Cavs again appeared unable to compete with the Western Conference’s elite. The Warriors had eliminated the Cavs in Game 6 of The Finals in June and were even more dominant as the Cavs suffered their worst setback of the season.
But against the Nets, the Cavs took a team-first approach, passing the ball more and increasing their offensive tempo. It was almost as if they saw the chemistry and camaraderie they admired in the Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in the past week and copied it for themselves.
Four players scored in double figures for the Cavs, led by James and Love with 17 points apiece. Love contributed a game-high 18 rebounds and James added five assists.
Nets coach Tony Brown said before the game that the Cavs “will probably come out breathing fire” and he was right, especially if he expected the dragon to be James. James wowed the crowd with his fast-break slams as the Cavs opened a 23-17 lead before stretching it to 15 points in the second quarter.