Log in Subscribe

Playoffs start Friday

Wayne hosting Binger-Oney and OCA

Posted

Two more wins were added for the Lady Bulldogs when they beat Wynnewood last Tuesday, 56-42, and got by Alex Monday night, 34-29.

Last Friday’s home game with Maud was canceled due to weather.

Eight Lady Bulldogs contributed in the five-point win over the Lady Longhorns.

Kaylee Madden had eight points, Haylee Durrence  had  seven, Mayce Trejo had six and Lorensa Martinez had five.

“Everyone contributed in a hard fought game. We didn’t play our best; you could tell we’d been off for five days,” head coach Bill Burnett said.

Last Tuesday Wayne came out hot and held a 11-point advantage at the break against Wynnewood.

The scoring cooled off in the second half, but they still managed to outscore the Lady Savages.

“This was our most complete game of the year. We played well from start to finish,” Burnett said.

Once again, eight girls scored in the win.

Durrence was the lead scorer with 17 and Martinez added 10.

“The girls started out quick on offense and kept the pressure on the whole game.”

To round out their regular season, Wayne (12-7) was in Maysville Tuesday night. Then on Friday they play host to Binger-Oney and OCA for the District tournament. Tipoff is 6:30 p.m. against the Lady Bobcats.

Boys

The Wayne Bulldogs relied on their tough defense to pull out the 44-38 win over Alex Monday night.

“Our defense has been great lately; it’s allowing us to stay in games,” head coach Jackson Embry said.

The Longhorns’ point guard has great basketball skills, according to Embry. He shoots well and puts the ball on the court well. Embry’s gameplan was man defense and when Kaleb Madden was guarding him, the guard was held to zero points.

“We held them to fewer than 40 points, a good defensive performance for us.”

Madden and Ethan Mullins led the scoring for Wayne with 14 and 12, respectively. Freshman Jaxon Dill and senior Jr. Perez each added nine.

“Our offense is struggling right now, so I’m happy to see our defense taking over games.”

Last Tuesday Wayne dropped a 52-47 decision with Wynnewood.

“Whenever we play Wynnewood it’s always a good game.

“Our posts played well, holding their big guy to just eight points.”

Wayne struggled to score in the first half with just 15 points at the break.

But, they adjusted at halftime and chipped away to a game-tying shot in the fourth that didn’t fall their way.

Once again, Madden with 20 and Mullins with 15 led the team. Dill and Andy Lee added six apiece.

Tuesday night Wayne was in Maysville.

“They’re always a scrappy group. They’ve had our number the last two years, so I know our guys would like to come out with the win,” Embry said.

Friday night Wayne hosts Binger-Oney and OCA for the District tournament.

The Bulldogs tip with Binger at 8 p.m. The winner faces OCA Saturday.

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here