Balanced Bulldog attack blunts Sabres

Wyandotte senior Anwar Crockett took to the skies for a rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

The Wyandotte Bulldogs’ multi-threat attack was more than enough to carry the team to a win at Sumner Academy on Tuesday night. With four players scoring in double figures, Wyandotte’s prolific offense claimed a 78-45 road victory.

The Bulldogs’ Diamond Hines provided the outside scoring punch, draining 3 three-pointers in the first quarter. Jehoido Goins controlled under the basket and converted 6 of his 7 chances at the free throw line.

Anwar Crockett found his opportunities driving to the basket and came out strong after the half, scoring 9 in the third quarter. Torry Moore worked for open shots at the left elbow and scored 12 in the game.

Freshman Jammial Hicks led the Sabres in scoring. He found his footing after halftime, hitting 3 three-pointers and tallying 14 of his game-high 18 points.

The two teams won’t wait long for a rematch, completing the season series on Friday at Wyandotte. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Wyandotte coach Martez Wesley talked strategy with senior Diamond Hines during a break in the action. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Diamond Hines sized up his shot opportunity over Sumner junior Kyun Jackson. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner senior Xavier Wallace went high to snare an errant pass into the left corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

The referee signaled Dominic Lee’s three-point shot from the right corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte senior Torry Moore got a hand up from a teammate after crash landing on a drive to the basket. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte sophomore Lazel Evans shot a three-pointer from the left corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Sumner dance team and cheerleaders performed before the game. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Freshman Jammial Hicks put up a shot at the rim. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner head coach Al Collins Jr. congratulated his counterpart after the game. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Xavier Wallace split two defenders for a layup. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte senior Jehoiado Goins tried to put back an offensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner junior Kyun Jackson lined up his shot. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

Lady Sabres defeat Wyandotte 66-32

Sumner Academy junior Jordyn Rowe, accompanied by her parents Terry and Autumn Rowe, was recognized at halftime for scoring 1,000 points in her high school career. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

The Sumner Academy Lady Sabres defeated Wyandotte 66-32 in their Tuesday evening match at Sumner.

Junior guard Jordyn Rowe hit 10 three-point shots on her way to 38 points overall in the game. The Lady Bulldogs played tough interior defense, led by senior Jada Ali, but couldn’t chase Rowe off the line and didn’t have the offensive power to keep pace.

Rowe was recognized at halftime for reaching the 1,000 point career mark last week at Atchison. In addition to the Sumner varsity team, she is a member of the Missouri Phenom 17U Nike team. She keeps up a busy schedule off the court as well, volunteering at the Roswell Church of Christ Kids’ Kitchen, and maintaining a 3.7 grade point average at Sumner.

In addition to Rowe’s offense, Sumner got 6 points and excellent ball-handling from Allaina Spencer. For  Wyandotte, Jada Ali and Aysha Alexander led the scoring with 7 each. Ali was helped from the court in the third quarter after a head-to-head collision and did not return to the game.

The Lady Sabres play next at home against Harmon on Feb. 25. Wyandotte will play at Harmon on Feb. 24, tipping off at 5:30 p.m.

Sumner junior Teneill Childers tried to keep Wyandotte junior Aliyah Chapell from finding an outlet for a defensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Sumner senior Vanessa Rodriguez tried to put up a shot through the Wyandotte defense. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Sumner’s Jordyn Rowe took a shot in the lane over Wyandotte senior Jada Ali. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Sophomore Taya Spencer passed the ball to a teammate on the right wing. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Wyandotte senior Jada Ali fouled Sumner’s Allaina Spencer to prevent a layup. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Jordyn Rowe’s teammates celebrated her achievement with her at midcourt. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Jordyn Rowe’s teammates serenaded her with “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” during the halftime celebration of her 1000th career point. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte sophomore Iryon Dupree pulled down a defensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Jordyn Rowe took a three-point shot from the left wing. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

Bears earn comeback win over Sabres

Sumner Academy junior Kyun Jackson shot a contested layup in Friday’s boys’ basketball game with Turner High School. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

The Turner Golden Bears came back from an early deficit to win their first victory of the season against the Sumner Academy Sabres, 58-50, on Friday night at Sumner.

The Sabres scored the contest’s first 9 points, and Turner couldn’t get its offense into gear in the first quarter. Sumner got 6 points each from Kyun Jackson and Xavier Wallace to post a 17-9 first-quarter lead.

The Bears made their move in the second quarter, getting key baskets from Cedric Bates and Arnaldo Silvestre, and finally taking a lead with three minutes remaining. Turner went to halftime with a 29-27 lead.

The teams slugged it out in the third quarter, with neither being able to get much of an advantage. When it looked as if Sumner might pull ahead again, Silvestre and Jalen Nelson hit back-to-back three-point shots to regain the lead.

Turner hit the gas in the fourth quarter, moving out to a 17-point lead with Bates’s size and strength in the paint making a key difference. Sumner’s Jackson performed some late-game heroics to narrow the gap to 8 at the buzzer.

Jalen Nelson led the Bears in scoring with 16 points, including four-of-four free throws in the fourth quarter. Bates added 13. Jackson led all scorers with 21 points for Sumner, 11 in the fourth quarter.

The win gives the Bears some momentum going into Tuesday’s match against the Bishop Ward Cyclones. Sumner will play at Harmon on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Turner junior Jalen Nelson turned the corner to drive the baseline. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Plenty of Chiefs red was mixed in with Sumner blue as the city prepared for the Super Bowl. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Turner sophomore Cedric Bates pulled down a defensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Sumner senior Dominic Lee fought for an offensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Turner junior Arnaldo Silvestre contested a shot from Sumner freshman Jammial Hicks. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Dominic Lee took a three-point shot from the corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
The Sumner dance team performed during halftime. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Turner senior Jadin Kimbrel took a lay-up off a fast break. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
The Turner cheerleaders performed stunts during a break between quarters. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Jammial Hicks went way up for a mid-range jumper. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Turner senior Isaiah Belcher-Steen shot a jumper from the left corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)