COMMERCE — A 10-5 edge in overtime helped carry the Wyandotte boys to a 54-49 victory over Commerce in a Lucky 7 Conference basketball game here Tuesday night.

That completed a sweep for Wyandotte, which claimed a 43-38 decision in the girls’ game.

Dakota Sparks had a 3-point play to send the game into overtime tied at 44.

A steal by the Bears with two seconds left prevented Commerce from getting a chance at a game-winning bucket.

Then in overtime, Sparks hit two field goals, Derek Durborow added a bucket and two free throws and Jacob Lux added another field goal, helping the Bears hold a 10-5 advantage.

“Commerce played well early,” Wyandotte coach Paul Duncan said. “We made some plays late and hit some free throws.”

“We just didn’t play well down the stretch,” Commerce coach Tom Fenderson said. “We had led most of the game.”

The Tigers’ overtime points came on a 3-point goal by Kasey Ng and a field goal by Jerod Kirtley.

“We weathered the storm,” Duncan said. “We didn’t respond too well early.”

The Tigers jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first period then coasted into the half with a 24-17 advantage.

Wyandotte narrowed the gap to three with a 12-8 edge in the third quarter then forced the overtime with a 15-12 margin in the fourth.

The Bears trailed from the outset and didn’t take their first lead until the fourth period.

The Bears were 11-of-16 at the free throw line, including 3-of-4 over the final eight minutes.

Commerce was 1-of-5 in the fourth quarter and in overtime.

“That helped us out,” Duncan said.

Sparks had a double-double for the Bears, scoring a team-high 19 points while grabbing 17 rebounds.

Durborow, 5-of-5 at the line, added 15 points and Zach Butterfield chipped in with 11.

Luis Arizpe poured in 21 points for the Tigers.

In the girls’ game, Kayla Oleman poured in a season-best 25 points for the Lady Bears.

Wyandotte saw a 10-7 first-quarter lead melt down to 18-17 by intermission.

The Lady Bears picked up a little breathing room in the third quarter with a 10-6 edge.

Both teams scored 15 points in the final stanza.

Courtney Watson and Mandy Watson scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, for the Lady Tigers.


Wyandotte 10 8 10 15 — 43

Commerce 7 10 6 15 — 38

Wyandotte — Oleman 25, Leppla 8, McCloud 3, Stone 3, Lyons 3, Waybright 1.

Commerce — C. Watson 17, M. Watson 12, Stevenson 7, Knight 2.

3-point goals — Wyandotte, Lyons 1, Leppla 1; Commerce, C. Watson 1.


Wyandotte 5 12 12 15 10 — 54

Commerce 12 12 8 12 5 — 49

Wyandotte — Sparks 19, Durborow 15, Butterfield 11, Lux 6, Burleson 2, Neece 1.

Commerce — Arizpe 21, Kirtley 8, Kasey Ng 5, Hilton 5, Bowling 3, Kyler Ng 3, Witten 2, Arnold 2.

3-point goals — Wyandotte, Butterfield 2, Lux 1; Commerce, Arizpe 1, Kirtley 1, Hilton 1, Kyler Ng 1, Kasey Ng 1.