SOUTH COFFEYVILLE — The Wyandotte boys coasted to a 59-34 victory over Oklahoma Union in the championship game of the Class 2A Area II District 6 tournament here Saturday, Feb. 27.
The 18th ranked Bears (20-4) move on to regional play, which begins Thursday, Feb. 22 at Nowata.
Wyandotte’s girls dropped a 54-50 decision to the host Lady Cougars in the night’s first game.
Wyandotte had advanced with a 49-28 victory against Quapaw on Friday, Feb. 16.
Boys’ championship: Wyandotte 59, Oklahoma Union 34
The Bears set the tone for the night by grabbing a 16-6 lead in the first quarter.
They broke the game open with a 22-6 burst in the second quarter.
Oklahoma Union (14-9) shaved the deficit to 46-28 heading into the fourth quarter, but WHS held an 11-6 advantage over the final eight minutes.
Wyandotte’s top scorers were Trey Jones with 20 points and Ryan Cooper with 18.
Jacob Burney and Brendan Cooper scored seven each and Cody Teal tallied five.
Jordon Burney and Ethan Bradley each had a free throw.
Kohlsyn Gibson was the Cougars’ leading scorer with 11 points.
Oklahoma Union (14-9) reached the finals with a 59-38 win over Quapaw on Friday.
Girls’ championship: Oklahoma Union 54, Wyandotte 50
The Lady Bears shaved a seven-point first quarter deficit down to 25-23 by intermission.
Each team scored 16 points in the third frame, and then the Lady Cougars (19-3) put the game away with a 13-11 edge in the fourth.
Wyandotte got all of its points from only three players.
Tarrah Stephens led the way with 25, followed by Aranda Nair with 13 and Makinze Powell with 12.
Elsa Mathews and Chesnie Hewitt were the Lady Cougars’ leaders with 21 and 14 points, respectively.
Girls: Wyandotte 49, Quapaw 28
The Lady Bears completed a 4-0 season sweep of Quapaw.
The earlier wins came in the Kenneth Sooter Invitational at Welch and the home-and-home regular season matchups.
Friday’s rematch was tied at 6-6 after one and Wyandotte went into the half with a 21-18 advantage.
The Lady Bears picked up some breathing room with a 14-7 edge in the third, then outscored Quapaw (12-11) 13-6 over the final eight minutes.
Stephens led the way offensively for the Lady Bears by scoring 29 points. She had nine field goals and converted on 11 of 14 trips to the free throw line.
Also getting points for Wyandotte (19-5) were Kylee Severs with nine, Powell, five; Nair, three, and Jillian Swanger, two.
Quapaw’s leader was Lu Attocknie with seven points, followed by Skyler Evans, six; Mya Nichols and Shea Otteson, five each, and Karissa Anderson and Jenni Jennings, four each.