WYANDOTTE — Afton’s boys wrapped up their fourth straight Lucky 7 Conference championship Saturday night when they topped Wyandotte 60-53.

The Eagles are 10-0 in the league with two games remaining. Both Wyandotte and Welch have three losses in league play.

Afton shared the conference title with Commerce in 2005-06 and has won it outright the past three seasons.

“This has been an exceptional bunch,” Afton coach David Markes said. “It all started with Coach Simpson. He did a heck of a job.”

Shane Simpson coached the current group of seniors — Ryan Markes, Shawn Free, Tony Jarvis, T.J. Korb, Jordan Boyd and Bryan Weaver — as freshmen and sophomores with Markes taking over prior to their junior season.

The Eagles jumped out to a 15-8 lead in the first quarter as Magnum Mustain got 10 of his 12 points.

Afton then took charge with a 21-8 run in the second period. Ryan Markes pumped in three treys and Free contributed six points during the second-quarter burst by Afton.

Wyandotte made things interesting by outscoring the Eagles 19-10 in the third frame and 21-14 in the fourth.

“They got their second wind in the second half,” David Markes said. “He (Wyandotte coach Paul Duncan) plays 10 or 11 kids and we only play seven or eight. Wyandotte played well in the second half.

“We were fortunate to hang on.”

Ryan Markes finished with 22 points while Free and Mustain chipped in with 15 and 12, respectively.

Wyandotte received 11 points from Zach Butterfield and 10 from Dakota Sparks.

The Afton girls improved to 10-0 in the conference with a 54-34 victory over WHS.

The closest team to the Lady Eagles is Commerce, which has lost to Afton and Wyandotte in Lucky 7 play.

Afton travels to Commerce on Tuesday then wraps up the regular season on Feb. 10 by hosting Wyandotte on Feb. 10.

The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 15-8 lead in the first quarter then stretched it to 30-16 by intermission.

Afton inched away in the second half with 12-7 and 12-11 advantages.

Darby Todd headed up the scoring for Afton with 21 points. Macy Gibson chipped in with 17.

Kayla Oleman and Jesse Stone scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Bears.

Wyandotte hosts Grove on Tuesday.


Afton    15    15    12    12 — 54

Wyandotte    7    9    7    11 — 34

Afton — Todd 21, Gibson 17, VanPielt 7, Carroll 4, Grimes 3, Shaul 2.

Wyandotte — Oleman 12, J. Stone 11, Compton 4, Leppla 2, Munson 2, F. Stone 2, McCloud 1.

3-point goals — J. Stone 1.


Afton    15    21    10    14 — 60

Wyandotte    89    5    19    21 — 53   

Afton — Markes 22, Free 15, Mustain 12, Fuser 4, Jones 3, Jarvis 2, Diuguid 2.

Wyandotte — Butterfield 11, Sparks 10, Martin 9, Johnston 6, Friend 5, Durborow 5, Buckallew 4, Walton 2, Burleson 1.

3-point goals — Markes 5, Mustain 2, Jones 1, Butterfield 2, Martin 1, Friend 1, Sparks 1.