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.
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.
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.