The Wayne Lady Bulldogs picked up a 57-50 win over Maud but dropped a close 52-50 decision to Wynnewood on Saturday.
Both senior Kaylee Madden and junior Jordynn Debaets had more than twenty points in each game.
“I’m pleased with how we played in both games. Kaylee and Jordynn had two good games,” head coach Bill Burnett said.
In the game against Maud, the score was tight through the first half. Wayne held a one point, 24-23 lead at the break.
The third quarter is when Wayne pulled away. Debaets scored 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs in that stanza. She had 21 total in the win. Madden accounted for 20.
On Saturday Wayne played Wynnewood in a makeup game from last week’s weather-related cancelations.
“It was a tight game the whole time. We had our chance at the end, but couldn’t get the shot to fall,” Burnett said.
Down two with just seconds left on the clock, Wayne inbounded the ball, drove the lenght of court and missed their final shot to lose the game 52-50.
Once again, Debaets and Madden were the Lady Bulldogs’ leading scorers with 23 and 20, respectively.
Wayne (12-11) was hosting Maysville on Tuesday night for Senior Night.
They will be in Yukon on Friday for the District tournament with Southwest Covenant and Strother. They play Southwest Covenant at 6 p.m. The winner will play Strother on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Despite tough defense from the Bulldogs, Wayne dropped two games late last week. A 68-57 loss to Maud and a 66-37 loss to Wynnewood.
According to head coach Jackson Embry, Wayne started slow in the first half against the Tigers. They were down 34-16 at half time.
The Bulldogs went on a 13-0 run and closed the game to just five.
“It was a game of runs, back and forth. But, we couldn’t ever get closer than five,” Embry said.
“We played well in the second half but we got down too far not making shots in the first half.”
Four Bulldogs were in double figures in the loss. Jaxon Dill led the team with 14 points and Taylen Bryant had 13. Kaleb Madden and Wyatt Webster each had 10.
The Bulldogs were also just 8-26 at the free throw line.
On Saturday, Wayne dropped a make-up game with Wynnewood. Previously scheduled for last Tuesday night, the game was canceled due to winter weather.
Once again, it was a tale of two halves for Wayne.
“We played well in the first half and we were down eight at halftime thanks to a 3/4 court shot from Ty Kemp. Looked like he’d been doing those forever. That was big for us,” Embry said.
But, the second half was bone-dry offensively for the Bulldogs.
“We played good enough defense but when you’re not making shots it’s hard to stay hard-nosed on defense.”
The Savages pulled away in the second half and secured their win.
Madden and Ty Kemp led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 and 10 respectively.
The Bulldogs were set to host Maysville on Tuesday for Senior Night.
They will travel to Yukon on Friday for the District tournament. The Bulldogs will play Strother at 7:30 p.m. The winner will play Southwest Covenant on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
“Offensively we have to find our groove again. We’ve had some guys step up, Ty Kemp and Ben Fischer. They’ve come off the bench and played well for us.
“Defensively, we’re ready. We’ll rely on defense and it’s a plus that our defense is playing well right now,” Embry said.
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