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Boys BB: Lakin rallies past Wichita County

It was a tale of two halves on Tuesday at the Lakin High School gym, as the homestanding Broncs had to muster a rally to survive their clash with Wichita County.

The Broncs (11-2) outscored the Indians, 40-29, in the second half and found a way to win, 66-65. That run included a 23-14 edge in the final eight minutes to get the win.

Gabe Hernandez had 23 points for the Indians (9-5), who had a seven-game win streak come to a halt. Manual Chavez added 15 points, and Kayde Rietzke chipped in with 11 for Wichita County, who led 35-25 at halftime.

In other boys basketball finals from Tuesday:

Garden City 57, Dodge City 42

Azavier Williams led four Buffaloes in double figures with 17 points, and Garden City converted 31-of-40 foul shots to turn away host Dodge City in a Western Athletic Conference clash on Tuesday.

Isaac Flores added 11, while Like Tolbert and Christian Reyes each scored 10 points for the Buffaloes (7-7), who had a plus-20 edge at the free throw line to turn away the Red Demons.

John Johnson had 18 points and 17 rebounds - 12 of them on the offensive glass - for Dodge City (3-12), who outrebounded Garden City 50-33 in the contest.

Syracuse 64, Wiley CO 34

The Bulldogs hit 10 3-pointers and shut down one of the top scorers in Colorado in a big win over the Panthers on Tuesday at Herndon Gym.

Damian Ramirez hit four of the 10 Syracuse 3-pointers and led the way with 17 points, leading all scorers in the contest. Syracuse (11-3) jumped out to a 19-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Cody Doze added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Laurence Lucero, who entered the game averaging 26 points per contest - the third-best total in all of Colorado High School boys basketball - was triple-teamed much of the night, and was held to just nine points for the contest. Wiley (5-10) was also held to just three points in the fourth quarter.

Weskan 65, Golden Plains 40

Jayce Mackley scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Mac Purvis added 16 to help the Coyotes bounce back from an opening loss in the Western Kansas Liberty League tournament to advance to Friday's fifth-place game with a convincing win over Golden Plains. Dalton Mackley added 10 points for Weskan.

Goodland 53, Burlington CO 50

Henry Cole scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, to help the Cowboys get the win and end a 12-game losing skid. Goodland improved to 2-13 on the season.

Colby 49, Norton 40

Hunter Vaughn scored 14 points, while Ryan Myers added 11 for the Eagles (9-5), who hung tough and picked up the victory at the Colby Community Building on Tuesday.

Hooker OK 61, Southwestern Heights 49

Hever Mercado scored 15 points, and Sergio Chavez added 12 for the Mustangs, but a 19-11 first-quarter edge helped Hooker take control and walk out of Kismet with a win on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (10-1) were led by Jerod Kerr's 22 points, but it was Cole Cathcart and Mason Stadler that helped close out the game. The duo - who scored 14 points apiece - combined for 14 of Hooker's 16 fourth-quarter points to seal the win, including going 8-for-8 combined at the foul line.

Other finals:

Hugoton 76, Ulysses 67

Scott Comminity 51, Cimarron 37

Deerfield 63, Sublette 57

Stanton County 66, Elkhart 61

Meade 66, Kiowa County 39

Cheyenne Wells, CO 63, Wallace County 41

Felt/Hardesty, OK at Moscow

Rolla at Goodwell, OK

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