ADAIR — A 28-10 salvo in the second quarter helped get things turned in the right direction for the Wyandotte boys during their 73-58 win over Caney Valley in the third-place game at the Adair Invitational.
The Wyandotte girls finished fifth with a 51-47 overtime win against Caney Valley.
“We had a shaky start — we were down 13-12 and didn’t play too well,” Wyandotte coach Paul Duncan said. “We were pressing them. In the second quarter, we played about as good as we could play.”
That helped the Bears open up a 40-23 halftime advantage.
Each team scored 19 points in the third quarter then Caney Valley held a 16-14 edge over the final eight minutes.
Derek Durborow and Jason Friend had 18 points each to lead the Wyandotte scoring. D.J. Burleson had 10 points in his first start of the season.
“We thought he would provide some energy for us.” Duncan said. “He did. He hit two big ‘3s’ at the end of the second quarter. He gave us a little spark.”
Caney Valley forced the girls’ game into overtime with a 17-11 run in the fourth. However, the Lady Bears held an 8-4 edge in the extra period.
Jesse Stone had 19 points and Abbi Munson chipped in with 10 for Wyandotte.
WHS travels to Afton Tuesday night, weather permitting.