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Warriors picking up wins


The Washington girls basketball team extended their record to 20-0 after picking up two more wins last week.

They defeated Pauls Valley 55-34 Friday before offing Davis 67-18 at home on Saturday.

Head coach Kale Simon wasn’t satisfied with his team’s opening half at Pauls Valley.

“Honestly, we didn’t dictate the environment in the first half,” he said. “They came out and applied pressure and trapped us. Their crowd was into it and we let it dictate us.  We came out in the second half and calmed down and did what we wanted to do.”

The Warriors were down 15-10 after the first quarter before taking a 27-20 lead into halftime.

After a fairly even third quarter they slammed the door on any comeback ideas in the fourth quarter.

“It was a solid win but we didn’t do some of the little things here and there that can make a game go,” Simon said. “I told them we didn’t take care of everything and make the last 1% plays.”

Preslee Johnson and Kelby Beller led the Warriors in scoring with 12 points each.


Simon thought his team looked played better on Saturday against Davis.

“We were sharp against Davis and we executed,” Simon said. “We win the 1% plays and it allowed us to play well.”

Breanna Lindert paced the Warriors with a game-high 18 points.

Beller scored 14 and Rielyn Scheffe was also in double figures with 12 points.

Washington travels to Class 3A No. 12 Marlow Friday night before hosting Classen SAS Tuesday ahead of the start of the Playoffs.

Simon said his team, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A,  is excited while focusing on one game at a time.

“These girls get everyone’s best shot every night and they know that,” Simon said. “I’m really proud of them. I throw a lot at them and they respond well. I couldn’t ask for a better group.”


Coach Trevor Smith’s boys team defeated Pauls Valley (77-64) and Davis (54-44).

The Warriors, now 13-7, used a strong fourth quarter to close out the game and secure the win over the Class 4A Panthers.

Mason Adams led the team in scoring with 18.

Cash Andrews scored 16 and Hayden Hicks finished with 11 points.

The boys will host Dove Science Academy on Feb. 17 in the District tournament.

The Warriors are ranked No. 16 in Class 3A.


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