Wayne’s Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were busy last week with each club playing four games.
The Lady Bulldogs knocked off Dibble, CCS and Konawa before losing in overtime at Apache to close out the week Saturday night.
McKenzie Fisher was the go-to girl in the 36-19 victory over Dibble leading all scorers with 11 points.
“We struggled to score but played good defense all night,” head coach Josh Trent said.
Wayne dug itself a 16-4 first period deficit but scratched and clawed its way back to post a 49-44 victory over CCS.
Allie Walck finished with a baker’s dozen and Lorensa Martinez joined her in double digits with 10.
“We battled back and played very well and got the victory,” Trent said. “All the girls are really playing well right now.”
Wayne took its show on the road to Konawa Friday night and fed off Shyleigh Mantooth’s 10 points to post a 47-33 victory.
Once again the Lady Bulldogs fell behind in the first quarter only to come back in the second half.
They trailed 22-21 at intermission but out-scored the Lady Tigers 26-11 in the final two frames to take the victory lap.
“We didn’t play well in the first half,” Trent admitted. “But we picked it up and started playing better in the second half.”
Wayne struggled to score in their Saturday night game at Apache and ended up losing in overtime, 46-41.
“I really think it was a combination of a bad shooting night and playing seven games in 11 days,” Trent said. “The girls’ will to win was still there but you could tell they were just tired.”
Walck led the Wayne scoring with nine while Haiden Parker finished with seven.
The Bulldogs also went 3-4 in the marathon week knocking off Dibble, Konawa and Apache. Their only blemish was a 79-53 setback to power and highly ranked CCS on Thursday night.
They started the week with a 50-45 victory over Dibble behind Talon Trent’s 20 points.
Brannon Lewelling joined him in double figures with a dozen.
“The boys played well on both sides of the ball,” Trent said. “They shared the ball as a team. We’re starting to get healthy and develop better chemistry.”
Trent went off for 23 points in the CCS game but the Royals were just too much to handle.
“It was close in the first half but we just got gassed again,” the coach said. “We play them tough but they are really good. I was very proud of both the boys and the girls.”
Wayne got back on track the following night at Konawa, whipping the Tigers, 59-42.
The Bulldogs had a trio of double figure scorers with Trent leading the way with 17. Ethan Mullins knocked down 15 and Lewelling canned 13.
Wayne built a 29-19 lead at halftime and continued to add to it in the third and fourth quarters.
“The boys are playing pretty well together,” Trent said.
The icing on the cake came on Saturday when Wayne pinned a 60-48 loss on the Apache Warriors.
Lewelling had the red hot hand on offense cutting the nylons for 26 points. Mullins found the bottom of the net for 14 points in the contest.
“We’ve got four good shooters from the outside but they executed the game plan very well which was to get the ball inside because of our size advantage.
“I’m very proud of the guys understanding to get the ball inside to Brannon,” Trent said. “I was very proud of both teams last week.”
Wayne was scheduled to play at Wynnewood on Ground Hog Day and slated to travel to Maud Friday and Dibble on Saturday before hosting Maysville next Tuesday.