Washington’s boys and girls basketball teams picked up wins amid a flurry of cancellations.
Last Friday’s Bridge Creek games were the only contests held due to winter weather wreaking havoc on schedules.
Tuesday’s game against Lexington was first moved to Monday, then postponed all together after ice fell on Central Oklahoma.
Last Tuesday’s game against Davis was also postponed and is now scheduled for Saturday.
The boys defeated Bridge Creek 52-46 in a tale of two halves.
The Warriors did not come out of the gates with the Bobcats and found themselves in a hole early on.
“We had a rough start and were down 20-6 after the first quarter,” head coach Trevor Smith said. “We were not playing very well in the first half.”
Bridge Creek had a 15 point lead by halftime and extended it to 18 early in the third quarter before Washington started to claw their way back in the game.
“We talked about being mentally locked in every possession,” Smith said. “We guarded well in the second half.”
The Warriors got a boost from the return of sophomore Seth Bunch.
Bunch, who has been out for several weeks, scored 11 points and was 5-5 from the field.
He also guarded Bridge Creek’s best player.
“He was a spark plug and is probably our best defender,” Smith said.
The Warriors were in need of a spark because senior Cash Andrews was out sick.
In the second half Washington’s defense went into lock-down mode and only allowed 12 points the entire rest of the game.
They gave up eight points in the third quarter and four in the fourth.
The Warriors also got a boost offensively from sophomore Mason Adams, who scored a team-high 14 points.
“Mason has been shooting it pretty well,” Smith said. “He’s a strong kid and finishes well inside.”
Hayden Hicks was steady in the game and finished with 11 points.
The Warriors, now 11-7, are scheduled to play at Pauls Valley on Friday.
The Washington girls remain unbeaten with a dazzling 18-0 record.
Head coach Kale Simon says the next couple of weeks are critical as the team gears up for the playoffs.
“This stretch the next 2-3 weeks is the most important of the season,” he said. “This is where you go from good to great. This stretch can be kind of ‘blah’ for some teams, but we’ll be intentional about it to get where we want to be.”
Simon’s team defeated Bridge Creek 77-28 on homecoming night.
“It can be kind of distracting but we came out as focused as I’d expect them to be,” he said. “I was proud of them for being focused and taking care of business.”
The Warriors opened the first quarter with a 26-point output while only allowing nine to the Bobcats.
They followed that with a 29-point second while only allowing six.
Senior Kyndall Wells, fresh off of being crowned queen during the homecoming coronation, was royally fantastic on the night.
She scored 13 points in the contest, which was good enough for a team-high output along with Preslee Johnson.
“Kyndall came out hitting on all facets,” Simon confirmed. “She scored, distributed well and she was on top of her game.”
Breanna Lindert (11) and Emersyn Massey (10) both scored in double figures as well.
The Warriors are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.
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