COACH’S QUOTE: “We got off to a slow start offensively. Our defense pretty much kept us in the game in the first half. We shot the ball better in the third quarter. In fact, all five of our 3’s came in the third quarter. We built up a 19-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but got a little careless with the ball and they cut it to 10. But it’s always a good anytime you go to Earlsboro and win,” — Stratford head coach Mark Qualls.
Record: Stratford is 13-5; Earlsboro 11-11.
Up Next: Stratford meets Paoli on Friday and Velma-Alma on Saturday at East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center in Ada.
Lindsay 74, Vanoss 32
LINDSAY 17 13 23 21 — 74
VANOSS 8 10 6 8 — 32
LINDSAY: Hunter Mason 22, Garrett Verble 18, Caden Verble 5, Tanner Shoemake 4, Kaleb Arter 4, Brogan Cummins 4, Hayden Eubank 3, Donald Knapp 3, Rex Sutherland 3, Jared Gillian 3, Chris Stubblefield 2, Cooper Savage 1.
VANOSS: Ricky Phillips 9, Ricky Hall 8, Dayton Phillips 6, Jacob Grimm 4, Ryan Hatcher 3, Trae McGinnis 2.
3-point goals: Knapp (L); Hatcher, Phillips (V).
Fouled out: None.
NOTEWORTHY: Lindsay, ranked No. 19 in Class 3A, took control early and dominated the second half in the lopsided win over the host Wolves. Lindsay led 17-8 after the first quarter and pulled away by outscoring Vanoss 44-14 over the final two frames. Hunter Mason scored a game-high 22 points for the Leopards while Garrett Verble followed with 18. Ricky Phillips scored nine points for Vanoss while Ricky Hall added eight.
Team Record: Vanoss 10-11; Lindsay 11-5.
Up Next: Elmore City at Vanoss Saturday.
Stratford 75, Wayne 34
STRATFORD 15 25 19 16 — 75
WAYNE 4 13 10 7 — 34
STRATFORD: Brenton Willingham 14, Jon Golden 14, Cade Savage 12, Chase Bradstreet 8, Bobby Cothren 7, Eli Savage 6, Duke Davenport 5, Josh Waller 4, Kyle Wright 3, Lane Martin 2.
WAYNE: Fisher 13, Philpot 5, Ellis 4, Alderman 3, Norton 3, Martin 2, Groff 1, Mills 1, Smith 1, Manning 1.
3-point goals: Golden 4, Willingham, Cothren, Davenport (S). Philpot, Norton (W)
Fouled out: none
NOTEWORTHY: Three Stratford players reached double figures and 10 total got into the scoring column as the visiting Bulldogs rolled to a 75-34 rout of host Wayne on Friday night. Brenton Willingham and Jon Golden led the way with 14 points apiece and Cade Savage tossed in 12. Golden nailed four 3-point attempts and Willingham converted one. Also contributing big for Stratford was Chase Bradstreet with eight and Bobby Cothren with seven, including one 3-pointer. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-4 advantage after one quarter, led 40-17 at halftime and sat on a 59-27 cushion through three quarters.