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Boys BB: Yager, Stoppel have huge nights in key wins

Jackson Stoppel and Hunter Yager helped their teams pick up key boys basketball wins on Tuesday by scorching the nets - big time.


First, Yager lit up the scoreboard for 42 points - 31 in the first half - to help Scott Community handle Ulysses, 76-56. Yager hit 10 3-pointers in the game, and outscored Ulysses on his own in the first half, 31-30.


Yager led three Beavers (4-4 GWAC, 9-9 overall) in double figures with his career night. Josh Rosin and Parker Gooden each added 10 points for Scott Community.


Lance Walker led the Tigers (3-5 GWAC, 6-12 overall) with 15 points, while Aaron Galindo added 11.


Holcomb 68, Hugoton 60

Stoppel, in the meantime, scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half as Holcomb went on the road and pulled off the win at Hugoton.


The Longhorns (4-4 GWAC, 12-6 overall) used a 14-2 run to take the early lead, and withstood charge after charge from the Eagles (13-4 overall). Stoppell keyed the second-half surge for Holcomb, who shot 21-of-39 for the game, and made 19-of-23 attempts from the free-throw line.


In other boys basketball action on Tuesday:

Garden City 68, Dodge City 54

Azavier Williams scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including five 3-pointers, while Tae Rosales added 17 as the Buffaloes pulled away in the second half to beat the Red Demons.


Garden City (9-9) hit 14-of-24 (58.3 percent) from the field in the third and fourth quarters, outscoring Dodge City (4-14) in the second half, 44-29, to pull away for the win.


John Johnson scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Cooper Loll added 11 for Dodge City.


Colby 62, Goodand 36

Calvin Stapp led three Eagles in double figures with 15 points as Colby (6-2 GWAC, 12-6 overall) to take the win over Goodland. The Cowboys (0-8, 2-15) were led by Henry Cole's 14 points.


Other finals:

Syracuse 69, Wallace County 18

Liberal 54, Cimarron 40

Moscow 66, Sublette 61

Deerfield 50, Triplains-Brewster 35

Greeley County 65, Weskan 56

Kiowa County 56. Southwestern Heights 55

Class 1A No. 5 South Gray 62, Class 1A No. 6 Meade 51

Lakin 82, Elkhart 60

NOTE: Sonnie Altman passed the 1,000 career point mark in the victory.

Ashland 57, Rolla 25

Wichita County at Stanton County

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