DODGE CITY — The Cowley College women’s basketball team, having started the season with five straight road wins, suffered its first loss away from home Wednesday in a 79-71 loss at Dodge City.

The game was close throughout, with the Lady Tigers (14-3, 4-3 Jayhawk East) trailing by two at the end of the first quarter (17-15) and four (34-30) at halftime.

The Lady Conquistadors (9-6, 4-2 Jayhawk West) still led by four heading into the fourth quarter thanks to a basket by Ashia Pool in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

Cowley pulled to within one on three occasions, the final time at 59-58. However, the Lady Conqs answered with an 8-0 run to lead 67-58 capped by a 3-pointer from Faith Cattouse with 4:25 remaining.

“We took some bad shots that helped turn the game,” Cowley coach Todd Clark said. “We have got to be a little tougher to win on the road.”

Dodge City’s Faith Cattouse scored 13 of her 16 points in the final quarter, while Sydney Thurwalker led the Lady Conqs with 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Playing without starting point guard Milena Fromming, who was sidelined due to injury, Cowley’s Kalyne Daniels and Shontrice Austin combined to score 38 points while going 21 of 24 from the foul line. Torri Vang hit four shots from beyond the arc and finished with 12 points, while Jayden Marlnee added eight points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Tigers return home at 5:30 p.m. Saturday to face No. 4-ranked Hutchinson (14-1, 6-0 Jayhawk West).

 

Dodge City 79, Cowley 71

COWLEY (14-3, 4-3)

Jayden Marlnee 1-2 6-8 8, Seanna Boltz 2-9 0-0 5, Kalyne Daniels 5-11 10-12 20, Shontrice Austin 3-4 11-12 18, Teagan Brouwer 1-2 1-2 3, Torri Vang 4-10 0-0 12, Emily Florentino 2-3 1-2 5, Anna Aoyama 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-42 29-36 71.

DODGE CITY (9-6, 4-2)

Fredionna Adams 3-5 0-0 8, Ashia Pool 5-13 2-3 12, Faith Cattouse 4-9 6-6 16, Sydney Thurwalker 6-11 6-6 20, Alana Busby-Dunphy 2-2 0-0 4, Jayleen Cole 1-5 0-0 3, Leroyeisha Thomas 1-5 3-4 5, Xenia Cavalle 0-1 2-4 2, Madison Gissendanner 1-2 0-0 2, Emery Maze 3-3 1-2 7. Totals 26-56 20-25 79.

 

Halftime: Dodge City 34-30. 3-Point goals: Cowley 6-18 (Vang 4-9, Boltz 1-7, Austin 1-1, Aoyama 0-1); Dodge City 7-25 (Cattouse 2-7, Thurwalker 2-4, Adams 2-2, Cole 1-5, Pool 0-4, Thomas 0-2, Cavalle 0-1). Rebounds: Cowley 30 (Marlnee 10); Dodge City 31 (Thurwalker 16). Assists: Cowley 9 (Marlnee 3, Austin 3); Dodge City 19 (Thurwalker 7). Turnovers: Cowley 11, Dodge City 8. Fouled out: Adams. Total fouls: Cowley 20, Dodge City 24.

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