WELCH — The Wyandotte boys posted their fourth win in five outings Tuesday, Dec. 12, thanks to a 66-29 romp over Foyil in a first-round game at the Kenneth Sooter Invitational.
Ryan Cooper logged a double for the Bears, scoring 29 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. He drained three treys along the way.
Tarrah Stephens continued her torrid scoring by netting 39 points for the Wyandotte girls in their 50-33 decision against Foyil.
In other games Tuesday, it was Quapaw girls 37, Watts 26, and Watts boys 45, Quapaw 41.
First-day scores were Fairland boys 59, Commerce 51; Fairland girls 50, Commerce 25; Welch boys 54, Commerce JV 16, and Welch boys 58, Chelsea JV 6.
The schedule for Thursday, Dec. 14, includes Fairland-Commerce girls loser vs. Welch-Foyil JV girls loser, 4 p.m.; Fairland-Commerce boys loser vs. Welch-Commerce JV boys loser, 5:30 p.m.; Fairland-Commerce girls winner vs. Welch-Foyil JV girls winner, 7 p.m., and Fairland-Commerce boys winner vs. Welch-Commerce JV boys winner, 8:30 p.m.)
Then on Friday, Dec. 15, it will be Quapaw-Watts girls loser vs. Foyil-Wyandotte girls loser, 4 p.m.; Quapaw-Watts boys loser vs. Foyil-Wyandotte boys loser, 5:30 p.m.; Quapaw-Watts girls winner vs. Foyil-Wyandotte girls winner, 7 p.m., and Quapaw-Watts boys winner vs. Foyil-Wyandotte boys winner, 8:30 p.m.)
The girls’ seventh-place game will tip off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Followed by the boys seventh place game, 11:30 p.m.; girls fifth place game, 1 p.m.; boys fifth place game, 2:30 p.m.; girls third place game, 4 p.m.; boys third place game, 5:30 p.m.; girls championship game, 7 p.m., and the boys championship game, 8:30 p.m.
Wyandotte 66, Foyil 29
Wyandotte jumped out to a 14-10 lead in the first quarter then coasted into the half with a 33-21 advantage then clamped down on the Panthers in the second half.
Foyil (2-4) managed only eight points the rest of the way, including three in the fourth quarter.
Joining Cooper in double figures for Wyandotte (4-1) were Jacob Burney with 18 points and Jordon Burney with 11.
Cody Teal had four points and Helawa Williams and Justin Campbell added two each.
Jordan Fortin scored 10 for the Panthers.
Watts 45, Quapaw 41
The Engineers jumped out to a three-point lead in the first quarter then held off Quapaw.
It was 14-11 after one, but the Wildcats narrowed the gap to 28-27 by intermission.
Watts (1-2) got a little breathing room with an 8-4 edge in the third then held on as the 0-6 Cats held a 10-9 advantage.
Kai Anderson netted 12 points and Jonas Gregory and Matt Lovell added 10 each for Quapaw.
Drayven Blunk scored seven points and Jordan Carolus chipped in with two.
Kadin Hammer nailed six 3-point goals and finished with a game-high 20 points for Watts, which also got 14 from Darius McClelland.
Quapaw 37, Watts 26
The Lady Wildcats posted their third victory of the season, matching their win total of the past two seasons.
Quapaw turned a 5-2 first quarter lead into a 15-8 halftime advantage.
The Lady Cats pulled away with 10-9 and 12-9 advantages over the final two quarters.
Karissa Anderson was Quapaw’s leading scorer with 10 points.
Shea Otteson added six, followed by Skyler Evans and Jenni Jennings with five each, Mya Nichols, four, and Lu Attocknie and Chloe Tyner, two each.
Waldrop scored nine points for the Lady Engineers (3-3).
Wyandotte 50, Foyil 33
Stephens had 13 field goals and converted on eight of 15 trips to the free throw line.
Stephens, who has scored 24 or more points in four of Wyandotte’s five games, is averaging 26.7 points per game.
The Lady Bears (3-2) turned a 14-12 first-quarter edge into a 28-21 halftime advantage.
They continued to pull away in the second half thanks to 9-6 and 13-6 margins.
Aranda Nair also was in double figures with 11 points.
Makinze Powell chipped in with three points and Jillian Swonger and Kylee Severs each had a free throw.
Morgan Valliere scored 12 for Foyil (2-4).