WYANDOTTE — Quapaw poked a sleeping Bear and paid the consequences.
The Wildcats grabbed a quick 4-0 lead and only trailed 7-6 midway through the first quarter.
Wyandotte then went on a 10-0 run that started things snowballing into what would be a 96-55 victory here Tuesday, Dec. 19.
“I’ve got good kids and they were really locked in,” Wyandotte coach J.K. Wayne said.
“I think our kids were a little disappointed with the way they shot the ball Monday night (in a 62-52 win over Bluejacket),” he said. “I think they wanted to get that off their minds. They were locked in.”
Wyandotte’s girls needed a 17-4 run over the last 9:10 of the game to claim a 34-25 win in Tuesday’s opener.
Up by 10 after one quarter, the Bears exploded for 37 points in the second quarter to break the game open.
That is “only” their second best effort in a quarter this season.
They had 42 in the first period during a season-opening 91-23 win over Welch.
“We made some shots we thought we could make,” Wayne said.
Wyandotte, in the midst of a six-game winning streak, have played eight games in 21 days.
The Bears (7-1) led 55-29 at the half then scored another 27 points in the third quarter.
A lot of their points came in transition, but they also drained 12 3-point goals.
Five were by Ryan Cooper, Cody Teal had three, Jordon Burney two and Jacob Burney and Brandon Cooper nailed one each.
Wyandotte is averaging 71.6 points per game.
The Bears had five players score in double figures.
Ryan Cooper led the way with 27.
Trey Jones added 20, followed by Jacob Burney with 13, Jordan Burney 12 and Teal 11.
The Bears also got five points from Brandon Cooper and four each from Justin Campbell and Noah Sloan.
Matt Lovell and Drayven Blunk scored 12 each for Quapaw (1-7). Chris Durham added 10.
The 55 points is a season-best for the Cats, who also got seven from Kai Anderson, five each from Rex Burkybile and Caleb Hoffman and four from Jonas Gregory.
Girls: Wyandotte 34, Quapaw 25
The Lady Wildcats led 21-17 in the final 1:27 of the third quarter only to have Wyandotte regain the lead on a pair of free throws by Tarrah Stephens with 4.3 seconds left.
The Lady Wildcats managed only a field goal and two free throws the rest of the way.
Wyandotte led 8-4 after one and 13-9 at the break.
Stephens was the leading scorer for the Lady Bears with 14 points.
Makinze Powell added nine, followed by Aranda Nair with seven and Jillian Swonger had four.
Jenni Jennings’ seven points led the way for Quapaw.
Mya Nichols had six, Skyler Evans five, Karissa Anderson three and Lu Attocknie and Shea Otteson two each.
Quapaw returns to action Friday, Jan. 5 at home with Welch.
Wyandotte is idle until Tuesday, Jan. 9, when it hosts Afton.