COMMERCE — Balanced scoring from both the girls and boys teams carried the Wyandotte Bears to a sweep Friday night of games against the Commerce Tigers in the Commerce gym.
Outscoring the Lady Tigers by a 20-4 margin in the first two quarters, the Lady Bears received points from 10 players en route to a 44-21 victory in the first game.
Tamrin Stephens scored six of her game-high 12 total points in the first quarter as the Lady Bears defense held Commerce to only one point for a 14-1 lead.
The lone points in the second quarter by the Lady Tigers was a 3-point field goal by Gracie Bundy.
Stephens contributed a field goal and two free throws during the third quarter as Wyandotte carried a 31-9 cushion into the final eight minutes.
Lynnea Cox sank a field goal and a free throw as the Lady Bears maintained a slim 13-12 edge during the fourth quarter. Guard Reghan Trease hit a field goal and a free throw for the Lady Tigers in the final period.
Along with the 12 points by Stephens, the Lady Bears received nine points from MaKenzie Powell, Cox five, Amanda Adair five, Leslie Yousey three, Hailey Lasley two, Elizabeth Mensink two, Kim Kingsley two, Zorie Henson two and Katelyn Hart two.
Bundy led Commerce with 10 points while Trease contributed six, Carla Ybarra three and Halle North two.
After battling to a 14-10 lead through the first quarter of the boy’s game, Wyandotte tallied 20 points in the second quarter en route to a 58-46 victory over Commerce.
Two 3-pointers each by Braxton Douthit and Trey Jones enabled the Bears to cling to the four-point lead through the first quarter. Commerce received two 3-pointers from forward Cody Beehler to keep the Tigers close.
Sophomore guard Carson Loncarich canned three 3-point field goals and Douthit added two more treys as the Bears opened up a 34-17 advantage at halftime.
Paced by seven points from Jacob Pittman, the Tigers outscored the Bears by a 13-9 margin to trail 43-30 after three quarters.
Despite two 3-pointers and a layup by Carlos Pinales and six points by Pittman, the Tigers were unable to close the deficit in the fourth quarter. Five points by Loncarich fueled the Bears in the final eight minutes.
Jones led the Bears with 15 points along with Loncarich 14, Douthit 12, Ryan Cooper seven, Blaine Stephens six, Jordan Burney two and Brandon Brown two.
Pittman tallied 18 points to lead all scorers for the Tigers while Pinales added 14, Beehler eight, Chandler Wilson two, Devyn Bundy two and Stefan Blankenship two.