Shorthanded Broncobusters lose to Butler at home
Garden City, KS-Stick around long enough, and you'll see something you've never seen before.
Without their two starting guards, Sierra Driessen and Sariah Conley, the Broncbusters suited up just six players. Eventually, thanks to a myriad of fouls, Garden City was forced to play two-on-five for the final 3:57.
So, in essence, mark this down as one of the most bizarre college basketball games in recent history.
Freddie Wallace finished with 17 points, Dayuna Colvin chipped in 15 points and four steals, and No. 3 Butler beat Garden City, 89-55 Wednesday night at Conestoga Arena.
Jada Hopson had 11 points and Randi Harding scored 10 for Butler, which improved to 11-0 and 5-0 in conference.
Antonicia Moultrie finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, and four steals for Garden City, which dropped to 9-2 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk. Stevi Yancy had 14 points but was just 4-of-15 from the field.
With Driessen sidelined because of injury, Garden City struggled mightily on offense. They shot 32 percent from the field and were 6-of-23 (26 percent) from 3-point land.
The Grizzlies jumped out to an 11-1 advantage and were up 24 following Colvin's three-point play that made it 34-10 at the end of one. They pushed the lead to 31 midway through the second on Anna Eldridge's baseline jumper polishing off a first half in which Butler shot 61 percent from the field. They were up 52-23 going into the locker room.
Now the second half, that's where things got interesting.
Garden City Head Coach, Greg Franklin was ejected with 5:53 to go in the third. Then, Ana Ramos Pires, who logged just 14 minutes, fouled out two minutes after that. Maya Nieto was whistled for her fifth with 22 seconds left in the third, meaning Garden City played a man down for the final 10 minutes plus.
It didn't stop there.
Garden City, which produced its second lowest scoring output of the season, was outrebounded, 42-27 and outscored, 52-22 in the paint.