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Consolation champs

Lady Bulldogs beat Empire for Consolation in Stephens County tourney last week


Despite dropping their first game of the Stephens County tournament to Marlow, the Wayne Lady Bulldogs got wins over Comanche JV and Empire to win the Consolation.

Last Friday, Wayne got the 50-39 win over Comanche JV.

Sophomore Daliyah Fuentes led all scorers with 17 points. Haylee Durrence added 12, Kaylee Madden had eight and Lorensa Martinez had seven.

According to head coach Bill Burnett, the Wayne defense kept the Lady Bulldogs in the game.

“We played good, solid defense until our offense got going.”

That win sent Wayne to the consolation game where they beat Empire, 35-26.

“The girls played through a lot of adversity.

“We had good defense and a solid performance at the free throw line, going 18-21,” Burnett said.

Wayne’s defense limited offensive shots and held the Empire post player to just nine points, according to Burnett.

Kaylee Madden and Martinez were in double figures for the Lady Bulldogs with 13 and 10.

“Every girl contributed big in knowing their assignments and executing on both ends of the floor.”

The Lady Bulldogs were in Dibble Tuesday night. They host Konawa Friday night along with crowning Homecoming King and Queen.


Head coach Jackson Embry and his Bulldogs started the Stephens County tournament with a 56-41 win over Empire.

“Empire is a good match-up for us. We played really well,” Embry said.

Wayne jumped out in front from the start and didn’t look back.

Ethan Mullins led the team with 23 points. Kaleb Madden added 12 and Jr. Perez had nine.

Their next two games of the tournament were losses. A 89-37 loss to Marlow and a 90-40 loss to Velma-Alma.

“Marlow is as advertised. They started out hitting 13 of 13 and we couldn’t make a shot,” Embry said.

Scoring for Wayne was led by Mullins with 13 and Madden with 10. Jr. Perez added seven.

Accoring to Embry the Marlow bench was much deeper than Wayne’s.

“They had more guys on the bench that could get the job done. It was a tough loss, but it’s good to see a team that is where we hope to be in the future,” Embry said.

To end their tournament play, Wayne lost a frustrating game with the Comets.

“That might have been the worst game we’ve played all season. Velma’s post game was dominant and we struggled to stop anything down low.”

Embry was pleased with Perez’s play during the tournament. He is currently third in the state in assists.

“Jr. is usually a facilitator, but he stepped up his scoring for us.

“I hope he continues to play like that and demands the ball more.”

Madden led the team with 13 points in the loss.

Embry and his Bulldogs were in Dibble on Tuesday and then scheduled to host Konawa on Friday night.


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