WELCH — Welch’s boys jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter then coasted to a 53-44 victory over Quapaw in a Lucky 7 Conference game here Saturday night.

Welch led 15-5 after the first quarter then rolled into intermission with a 28-13 advantage. Quapaw held 9-6 and 22-19 advantages in the final two quarters.

Joey Powers had 22 points for Welch.

Dusty Redden scored 12 for Quapaw, which also got 10 from Brandon Rollet.

Quapaw    5    8    9    22 — 44

Welch    15    13    6    19 — 53

Quapaw — Redden 12, Rollet 10, Bacon 7, Blackman 4, Scott 4, Cawyer 3, Morey 3, Frisby 1.

Welch — Powers 22, Mount 9, Buchanan 9, Moore 6, Bullard 6, Dry 1.

3-point goals — Scott 1, Rollet 1, Bacon 1, Redden 1, Cawyer 1, Blackman 1, Powers 2, Buchanan 1.