Boys BB: Davis lights up scoreboard, Lakin clinches HPL
Updated: Feb 23
It's not the first time that Hunter Davis had a big scoring night for the Lakin Broncs boys basketball squad. It just so happened on this night, it came in a league-clinching effort.
Davis scored nine points in three of the four quarters played on his way to a 32-point night as Lakin ran past Syracuse, 79-49, and in the process, clinched the Hi-Plains League title, as well as the top seed in the upcoming Cimarron Sub-State tournament.
The Broncs (16-3), who will close out the regular season at Hugoton on Tuesday, used a 40-18 spurt in the second half to break open the game and clinch the win. Dominick Daniels added 14 points for Lakin.
Syracuse (14-5) was led by Damian Ramirez, who scored 16 points. The Bulldogs will end the regular season on Tuesday at home against Wichita County.
In other action from Friday night:
Scott Community 56, Holcomb 48
The Class 3A Cimarron Sub-State continues to be in chaos in the middle, but the Beavers had three players in double figures and survived a foul-filled game to get closer to clinching the No. 5 seed in the Sub-State with the win over the Longhorns.
Hunter Yager led the Beavers (10-9) with 18 points, while Parker Gooden added 12 and Evyan Smith 10 for Scott Community.
Jackson Stoppel scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Longhorns (12-7), while Zephyn Mason added 10 points.
Hays 59, Garden City 50 (OT)
After battling back from a 10-0 hole to start the game, the Buffaloes nearly pulled out a win on the road at Hays, but a Jason Kranawitter 3-pointer at the buzzer forced overtime, and the Indians used a 10-1 edge in the overtime to pull out the win.
Garden City (2-5 WAC, 9-10 overall) was down, 28-18, at one point before hitting the final basket of the first half, and scoring the first eight points of the third quarter to tie the game. GC would have as much as a four-point lead late in the game, but the hosts would find a way to win.
Azavier Williams scored 16 points, while Tae Roasles added 12 for the Buffaloes. TJ Nunnery led the Indians with 16 points, while Kranawitter and Delyn Schware scored 11 points each.
Ulysses 63, Goodland 48
The Tigers used a big night from Jordan Sifuentes to beat the Cowboys in Ulysses for the first time in five years.
Sifuentes hit five 3-pointers and finished the night with 19 points for Ulysses (7-12), who will close out the season on Friday in a GWAC contest at Hugoton.
Brennan Brumbaugh scored 16 points to pace Goodland (2-17), who will close out the regular season against Scott Community at home on Tuesday.
Great Bend 57, Dodge City 48
John Johnson had a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for another double-double, but it wasn't enough to lift the Red Demons to a win over the Panthers on Friday at the DCHS Fieldhouse.
Dodge City (4-15) is currently sitting as the No. 16 seed in the 6A West. While they are locked into the Sub-State field, they could use an upset of Hays to possibly improve their seeding, although they would need some help in addition to a win to accomplish that feat.
Alex Schemmer led Great Bend with 18 points, while Peyton Duvall chipped in 10 points.
Cimarron 51, Sublette 19
Hugoton 56, Colby 48
NOTE: Hugoton clinches their 2nd straight GWAC title with win.
Wichita County 49, Wallace County 31
Meade 66, Stanton County 43
Greeley County 47, St. Francis 40
Walsh, CO 71, Rolla 34
Weskan 50, Western Plains/Healy 49
Elkhart 64, Southwestern Heights 47
Great Bend 38, Liberal 31