BLUEJACKET — Pulling away in the final minute, Wyandotte’s girls claimed a 53-48 victory over Bluejacket here Monday, Dec. 18.
The visiting Bears also registered a 62-52 win in the boys’ game.
“It was a two-point game with one minute left before we had to foul,” Bluejacket coach Jason Bates said. “I have a lot of respect for them. They did a great job. They caused a lot of turnovers.”
The Lady Bears turned a 12-9 first quarter lead into a 24-19 halftime advantage.
They outscored Bluejacket 13-11 in the third then held on as the Lady Chieftains held an 18-16 edge.
Tarrah Stephens had 29 points for Wyandotte. She had 10 field goals, including a pair of treys.
Ten of her total points came in the fourth quarter.
“Stephens is a college level player,” Bates said.
Others scoring for the Lady Bears were Jillian Swonger and Makinze Powell with seven each, followed by Aranda Nair and Kylee Severs, four each, and Maddie Branham, who tallied two points.
Lydia Pipins was Bluejacket’s top scorer with 17 points.
Laura Collins finished with seven, followed by Lea Hency and Shelbie Baker, six each; Abby Brewster, five; Dee Dee Satterwhite, four, and Taci Mitchell, three
Boys: Wyandotte 62, Bluejacket 52
The Bears used a 19-7 run over the final eight minutes to nail down the win.
The win was the fifth straight for Wyandotte following a loss to Gravette, Arkansas, in the semifinals of the Adair tournament.
The Bears got balanced scoring in the fourth. Ryan Cooper had six, Trey Jones five and Jacob Burney and Ryan Cooper four each.
Bluejacket grabbed a 20-17 lead in the opening frame but the visitors flipped things with a 16-6 second-quarter advantage.
The Chieftains carried a 45-43 lead into the final stanza.
Three players scored in double figures for Wyandotte: Ryan Cooper, 19; Jacob Burney, 18, and Jordon Burney, 16.
Brenden Cooper and Trey Jones added six and three, respectively.
Ryder Blackfox tallied 19 and Justin Pape chipped in with 15 for BHS.
Others with points were Coy McGlasson, nine; Gabe Satterwhite, four; Johnny Estes, three, and Cooper Decker, two.