The Wayne Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will be in Binger Friday night for a “win or go home” game with Fletcher.
The girls will play at 6 p.m. and the boys will play at 7:30 p.m. If they win, they will play Binger on Saturday night.
Last Friday night, the Lady Bulldogs picked up a 52-51 win over the OKC Lady Knights.
“The girls are playing their best basketball right now. We were without Audra, but several girls are stepping up,” head coach Jackson Embry said.
Taelyn Ringwald singed the nets for 23 points. Faith Brazell joined her in double figures with 16. Madi Sharp added six points.
The Lady Bulldogs last saw Wynnewood in the Healdton tournament where they got the 50-36 win. They picked up a 55-47 win over the Lady Savages last Tuesday.
“They double teamed Tealyn (Ringwald) right away so that gave us a four-on-three situation and we were able to take advantage,” Embry said.
Three Lady Bulldogs were in double figures in the win. Ringwald led the way with 18 points, Brazell had 15 and Watts added 13. Madi Sharp and Dakota Martin rounded out the scoring with six and two, respectively.
“With several girls out over the last couple of games, we’ve had younger girls playing well for us. This includes Dakota Martin who has helped give us some depth off the bench,” Embry said.
Fletcher has a 5-15 record, but according to Embry, they have played a bunch of Class A and B ranked teams.
“They are quick and get after it defensively. They don’t score at a high rate, but they like to get their buckets in transition. We’ll have to focus on getting back.”
If Wayne wins on Friday, they will play Binger who has a 14-10 record.
Last Friday night, Wayne lost a close one with the OKC Knights, 58-56.
“We knew it would be a good game. Down two, we knew we wanted the last shot but Bradey (VanSchuyver) got a tough shot off a little early and we lost by two,” head coach Jackson Embry said.
Wayne held a 28-27 lead at halftime.
“We had lots of self-inflicted mistakes and miscues. We missed too many free throws and gave up too many offensive rebounds.”
Ty Kemp led the team with 19 points. Wyatt Webster and Jaxon Dill joined him in double figures with 16 and 15, respectively.
Ben Fisher added seven points.
The Bulldogs got a 64-53 win over Wynnewood last Tuesday night.
“The guys played well and jumped out early and never trailed,” Embry said.
The first half was a high-scoring affair, with Wayne leading 45-34 at the break.
According to Embry, with Wyatt Webster in foul trouble, he had a chance to sub in some guys for more playing time.
Kemp (19), Dill (16) and Webster (15) were Wayne’s leading scorers in the win.
The Bulldogs will be in Binger on Friday to play Fletcher in a “win or go home” game at 7:30 p.m. If the Bulldogs win, they will play Binger on Saturday night.
“Fletcher has played a tough schedule. They get after it on defense, but as long as we’re playing our best basketball, we should do well,” Embry said.
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