Buffs’ basketball teams drop openers at Guymon, Okla.

BUFFALO ROUNDUP: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

The Garden City High School girls and boys basketball teams opened their 2019-20 seasons on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Guymon, Okla. Both teams came up on the short end of close scores in their opening games.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

In their season-opening game on the road, the Garden City High School Lady Buffaloes were unable to sustain a first-half lead and fell to the Guymon, Okla., Lady Tigers, 60-50, on Tuesday night in Guymon.

The Lady Buffs got off to a strong start, opening up a 16-9 lead after one quarter and extending it to 31-22 at halftime. But the second half was a different story as Guymon held a narrow 17-14 margin in the third quarter to trim the lead to 45-39. The fourth quarter proved to be the final decider in this one as Guymon outscored the Lady Buffs 19-5 to finish out with the five-point triumph.

Girls BB v Dodge

Julie Calzonetti scored 13 points to lead the way and Amaya Gallegos added 11 for the lone double-figure scorers.

The Lady Buffs have little time to regroup as they will host the Roundball Classic starting Thursday with a 6 p.m. tipoff against Palmer Ridge, Colo., at The Garden. They will follow that with home games on Friday against Coronado, Colo., and then will take on Scott City Saturday in the 4:15 p.m. contest.

Guymon, Okla. Girls 60, Garden City 50

Garden City (0-1, 50) – Beasley 1 0-0 3, Calzonetti 4 4-5 13, Gallegos 4 1-2 11, Simmons 3 1-2 7, Meng 2 0-1 4, Turner 2 3-6 8, Rodriguez 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 9-16 50.

Guymon, Okla. (60) – Ruiz 2 0-2 4, Gutierrez 5 0-1 11, Portillo 2 1-2 6, Davis 0 1-3 1, Quintero 3 9-11 15, Vasquez 1 1-1 3, Chavez 1 0-0 3, Arragonez 2 1-3 5, Andrews 3 3-3 10. Totals 19 16-26 60.

Score by Quarters

Garden City     16  15  14  5 – 50

Guymon, Okla.  9  13  17  19  — 60

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Guymon, Okla. 41, Garden City 35

A sluggish start was the big factor in the 41-35 Tuesday night loss at Guymon, Okla., for the Garden City High School boys basketball team in their season opener.

The Buffs trailed 14-6 after one quarter and were down 23-12 at halftime after another six-point cold spell in the second period. They did warm up some in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 23-18 over the final 16 minutes, including 13-8 in the fourth quarter to pull within the final six-point margin.

Luke Tolbert was the lone Buffalo to reach double-figure scoring with 10 points.

The Buffs have just one day of practice to prepare for the three-day Roundball Classic which they will host at The Garden starting Thursday. They will open the Classic against Palmer Ridge, Colo., in a tipoff slated for about 7:45 p.m. following the Lady Buffs opener. On Friday, with the same starting times, the Buffs will take on Coronado, Colo., and then conclude the Classic on Saturday with a 7:45 p.m. tipoff against the Scott City Beavers.

Garden City (0-1, 35) – Tolbert 4-8 0-0 10, Williams 1-13 0-0 2, Rosales 2-6 0-0 5, Wiese 3-3 0-0 6, Reyes 1-7 0-0 3, Guevara 3-7 2-2 9. Totals 14-44 2-2 35.

Guymon, Okla. (41) – Kaufman 3 0-0 7, Fields 5 2-3 12, Arledge 3 1-2 7, Coronado 1 2-2 5, Enriquez 5 0-0 10. Totals 17 5-7 41.

Score by Quarters

Garden City  6  6  10  13  — 35

Guymon, Okla.  14  9  10  8  — 41

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