Liberal, KS-Brady Trenkle's Busters could not close the gap in Wednesday's loss to Seward County. The Busters pulled within three late in the game but they just did not have enough juice with a costly miss and turnover just under the three minute mark.
Josh Fleming led the Busters with 18 points. Garden City placed five players in double figures with Diontae Jones and Gage Loy scoring 13 apiece. Antorian Moore and Jabar Ray combined for 20 points with 10 each.
Niem Stevenson and Charles Beauregard combined for 50 points scoring 26 and 24 respectively. Garden City went to the free throw line 31 times and converted 21. The Saints went 49 times and converted 35.
The Busters resume play Saturday against Cloud County. The T-birds dropped tonight's contest to Barton County 87-61. The Birds are 1-10 in league and 8-14 overall. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.