The Wayne Bulldogs picked up a win over Indiahoma last Friday night, 51-48.
Senior Kaleb Madden led the scoring with 24 points, including seven treys. Jaxon Dill was also in double digits with 13 and Wyatt Webster had nine.
“We played well through three quarters but our fourth wasn’t great,” head coach Jackson Embry said.
The coach praised the defense of Webster and Taylen Bryant.
“Taylen only allowed his guy to score two points. His defense was great against Indiahoma. And Wyatt has only allowed six points on him so far this season. We play man and he’s done really well on defense.”
Embry lamented his teams turnover bug against the Warriors, but was also glad to get the win.
Last Tuesday, Wayne fell to Elmore City-Pernell 51-42.
“We didn’t shoot well. Our shooting percentage was around 25%, maybe lower,” Embry said.
“Kaleb’s shot wasn’t falling but he finds ways to contribute no matter what. And, we played well defensively.”
Dill and Madden were in double digits in the loss, with 17 and 11 respectively. Bryant added seven.
Bryant had a hot hand behind the arc during the game, but travelling calls shot them in the foot.
“We’re young and we’ll make some mistakes, but hopefully we’ll get rid of those mistakes early and not late.”
Wayne hosted Putnam Heights Academy on Tuesday night.
They are in the Binger-Oney tournament starting Thursday. The Bulldogs play Geary at 12:20.
“There are a lot of good teams in this tournament including Mountain View-Gotebo, Binger and Union City. We’ll have to do our job and hopefully get two or three wins out of it,” Embry said.
The Lady Bulldogs ran away in their 45-14 win over Indiahoma last Friday night.
“We got off to a good start outscoring the Lady Warriors 36-4 through two quarters,” head coach Bill Burnett said.
Wayne had balanced scoring with Kaylee Madden leading the way with 15 points. Faith Brazell joined her in double figures with 10.
“All of the girls contributed somehow and lots of girls got good game experience in the win.”
Last Tuesday Wayne fell to ECP 42-28.
“We played hard but could not get the shots to fall. Madi stepped up when they shut down Kaylee and she had a great game,” Burnett said.
Madi Sharp had 20 points in the win, including four threes.
But, Burnett said that not scoring at all in the third quarter killed them.
“We didn’t scratch in the third quarter and we only had three girls score points. It’s hard to win when your shots aren’t falling.”
The Lady Bulldogs hosted Putnam Heights Academy on Tuesday and were scheduled for the Binger-Oney tournament starting Thursday.
Wayne plays Ninnekah at 11 a.m.
“Ninnekah is a good draw for our first game. If we come out and establish our game, we should get a win,” Burnett said.
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