KETCHUM — Eleven different players scored as 2A No. 3 Ketchum rolled to an 88-30 win over the Commerce boys here Monday, Dec. 18.
“They are very talented and very deep,” Commerce coach Terry Tyree Jr. said. “You can tell that they have played a lot of basketball together. We tried man in the first half and zone in the second. Neither was successful.”
The win was the seventh on the season for Ketchum, which trails Wright City (9-1) and Latta (8-2) in the ossaarankings.com 2A poll.
Tyree said he ranked the Warriors No. 1 on his coaches’ ballot.
“You need to play games like that to find out where your team is or sometimes where your team is not,” he said.
The 88 points was a season high for the Warriors, who have scored 70 or more points in four of their seven games.
Ketchum broke out to a 26-10 lead in the first quarter then outscored the Tigers 26-2 in the second.
The Warriors held 23-8 and 13-10 in the second half.
The Tigers picked up 10 points from Cruz Munson 10.
Others with points for CHS were Lupe Prado eight, Hunter Burkybile and Gabe Gray, four each, and Paco Rodriguez and Ty Jauert, two each.
Four players were in double figures for Ketchum.
Jayden Martin had a game-high 25 points. Hunter Chandler added 12, Parker Risman 11 and Tyer Goins 10.
Girls: Ketchum 61, Commerce 28
The Lady Warriors (3-4) stretched a 21-5 first-quarter lead into a 37-11 advantage by intermission, then continued to pull away.
Josalynn Barr was Commerce’s scoring leader with 10 points.
Morgan Connell added seven, followed by Marisa Scott and River Friel with four each and Sunny Crawford contributed three.
Maggi Brown paced the Lady Warriors with 18 points and Kinzee Farrar chipped in with 12.