QUAPAW — Digging their way out of a 12-0 first-quarter hole, the Wyandotte boys posted a 44-38 victory over Quapaw here Tuesday night.

“That was a good win on the road,” Wyandotte coach Paul Duncan said. “The girls game went down to the wire (with Wyandotte winning 45-42) and the crowd was fired up. Our experience took over.”

Quapaw got points from six different players during its first quarter burst.

However, Wyandotte got 3-point goals from Dalton Pogue, D.J. Burleson and Zach Butterfield to ignite a 20-point burst that helped the Bears forge a 20-20 tie at the break.

WHS held a 15-9 edge in the third quarter, then each team scored nine in the fourth.

“That was a tough loss,” Quapaw coach Aaron Bland said. “We thought we had a chance … and we did, all the way through. I can’t ask any more from my boys.

“To hold them to zero points in the first quarter is a big, big deal.”

Wyandotte improved to 6-0 in Lucky 7 Conference play. They’re tied for first with Welch, which also is unbeaten.

Butterfield and Burleson scored 10 points each for the Bears, who are 8-4 overall.

Quapaw (3-9 and 2-5) received nine points each from Derek Lee and Colton Sappington.

“Quapaw played so hard,” Duncan said. “They did a good job. They had a good game plan.”

Quapaw battles host Coffeyville, Kan., Thursday at 8:45 p.m. at the Field Kindley High School gym in the first round of the 37th annual Interstate Classic.

The Bears have been paired against the Roland JV in a 6 p.m. Boys’ Gold bracket game in the NEO Fieldhouse at the 65th Northeastern A&M High School Basketball Tournament.