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Conqs Hand Panthers First Loss of the Season

Dec 02, 2013
By Globe Sports Staff
Posted Nov. 26, 2013 @ 10:32 pm  

CHANUTE — The Dodge City Conquistadors fought back after relinquishing a 10-point second half lead Tuesday night to beat the Neosho County Panthers 92-87.
The Conqs (10-1) handed the Panthers their first loss of the season in eight games and regained control of the game after the Panthers whittled the deficit down from 52-42 early after intermission and took a one-point lead with seven minutes remaining.
The two teams traded the lead until 2:07 left in regulation when George Brock converted a three-point play to make the score 88-85.
There were 10 ties and 15 lead changes in the first half before the Conqs pushed ahead with a 9-1 run to close out the half and lead 43-37 at intermission.
There were 58 fouls called in the game with Dodge City making 37 of its 48 free throws, to the Panthers' 31-of-43 from the line.
Ameer Jackson led the Conqs in scoring with 23 points, while Brock added 22. E.J. Eaves added 17 and Larry Beckett scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the second half after not playing in the first period.
Brett Frantz and Charles Cooper scored 15 points apiece to lead Neosho County, while Henry Buckley and B.J. Jenkins scored 14 apiece. Buckley also had six blocks in the loss.
The Conqs don't play again until three games at the Coffeyville Elite 8 tournament on Dec. 5-7. The Conqs will play Moberly (Mo.) at 2 p.m. at Nellis West Gymnasium; and will face either the winner or loser (depending on the result of the game with Moberly) of the Cowley-Hill College (Texas) game at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
DODGE CITY (92) — Brock 6-13 8-12 22, Jackson 5-13 12-16 23, Eaves 5-9 6-6 17, O'Neil 0-3 0-0 0, Rencher 1-2 4-4 7, Glover 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 2-4 0-0 4, Beckett 3-6 4-6 10, Haist 0-1 0-0 0, Carpenter 3-6 3-4 9. Totals 25-58 37-48 92.
NEOSHO COUNTY (87) — Pruit 0-0 0-0 0, Downing 1-1 1-2 3, Batish 2-7 3-3 9, Acuil 2-6 5-8 9, Buckley 5-7 4-6 14, Terrell 1-2 0-2 2, Frantz 4-10 6-6 15, Jenkins 6-12 1-1 14, Steadman 2-4 2-2 6, Garland 0-0 0-1 0, Hernandez 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper 3-13 9-12 15. Totals 26-62 31-43 87.
Hafltime score — Dodge City 43, Neosho County 37. Three-point baskets — Dodge City 5-14 (Brock 2-7, Jackson 1-2, Eaves 1-2, O'Neil 0-2, Rencher 1-1), Neosho County 4-20 (Batish 2-7, Acuil 0-1, Frantz 1-5, Jenkins 1-4, Cooper 0-3). Rebounds — Dodge City 46 (Jackson, Beckett 6), Neosho County 45 (Acuil 11). Assists — Dodge City 13 (Eaves, O'Neil 3), Neosho County 14 (Jenkins 5). Fouled out — Buckley. Technicals — None. Total fouls — Dodge City 27, Neosho County 31. Records — Dodge City 10-1, Neosho County 7-1.

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