With a little than 6 minutes left in Garden City Community College’s men’s basketball game at Barton Saturday, the Broncbusters led 75-69. For the final 5-plus minutes, the Busters managed just a single field goal, missing a big change to pull of an upset, eventually losing 84-77.

Garden City fell to 9-14 overall and 4-10 in the KJCCC West. Barton improved to 18-4 and 9-4.

Jamir Thomas led all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and added nine rebounds and five blocks. Jakobi Pearson added 17 points on just seven shots, and RJ Pair had 13 off the bench.

But it was not enough to overcome Barton’s Leondre Washington, Elijah Ford, Akeem White and Diovonte Caldwell, who combined for 61 points.

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Garden City (9-14, 4-10)

Thomas 10-17 0-1 24, Pearson 5-7 5-5 17, Cruickshank 1-7 0-0 3, Hopkins 2-7 0-0 4, Kebe 1-2 0-0 2, Simmons 3-5 2-3 8, Spencer 3-9 0-0 6, Pair 4-8 1-1 13, Woods 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 8-10 77.

Barton (18-4, 9-4)

Vogts 2-4 1-2 7, Washington 5-11 5-6 19, Ford 7-11 4-5 18, Atkinson-Enneking 3-4 1-1 7, White 5-10 1-1 11, Hunt 0-1 4-6 4, Caldwell 5-8 2-2 13, Williams 1-3 0-0 3, Gildyard 0-2 0-0 0, Morris 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 29-58 18-24 84.

Halftime: Garden City 41-38. 3-point goals: Garden City 11-26 (Thomas 4-8, Pearson 2-2, Cruickshank 1-5, Kebe 0-1, Spencer 0-1, Pair 4-7 Woods 0-2), Barton 8-20 (Vogts 2-3, Washington 4-9, White 0-1, Hunt 0-1, Caldwell 1-3, Williams 1-3). Rebounds: Garden City 31 (Thomas 9), Barton 37 (Ford 10).

 

GCCC women

Talia Roberts had 26 points, Daz Johnson scored 17 and Jaleah Bellany added 11, but the Garden City Buster women still fell 83-74 to Barton on Saturday in Great Bend.

The host Cougars got 26 points from Taylor Regan, 12 from Mallory Miller and 10 from Jaylin Stapleton to down the Busters.

Garden City fell to 11-12 overall and 6-8 in the KJCCC West. Barton improved to 15-7 and 8-5.

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Garden City (11-12, 6-8)

Bellany 4-12 0-0 11, Houston 0-6 0-0 0, Roberts 7-18 10-12 26, Johnson 5-10 7-7 17, Pajeaud 3-4 0-0 6, Alsabbaheen 2-6 0-0 5, Boyce 24 3-3 7, Ford 0-4 0-0 0, McHenry 0-2 0-0 0, Boyd 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 24-70 20-22 74.

Barton (15-7, 8-5)

White 0-5 0-0 0, Stapleton 2-10 5-6 10, Regan 8-12 10-11 26, Miller 4-8 0-0 12, Chukwudi 1-3 0-0 2, Turney 1-5 0-0 3, Hunt 1-3 6-6 8, Keith 1-1 6-8 9, Dirks 3-3 0-0 8, Nichols 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 23-53 27-31 83.

Garden City;27;10;24;13;—;74

Barton;17;24;16;26;—;83

3-point goals: Garden City 6-23 (Bellany 3-8, Houston 0-1, Roberts 2-8, Alsabbaheen 1-5, Boyce 0-1), Barton 10-22 (White 0-4, Stapleton 1-4, Miller 4-7, Turner 1-3, Keith 1-1, Dirks 2-2, Nichols 1-1). Rebounds: Garden City 38 (Johnson 12), Barton 40 (Regan 7).