The Daily Ardmoreite
Every player that set foot on the court for Wilson made the scoring column as the Eagles defeated the Wynnewood Savages 62-57 Saturday night to take the boys championship of the Healdton Bulldog Bash.
Wilson (17-2) built a 45-31 lead after three periods, but a strong Wynnewood rally in the fourth had the Savages within three points at 60-57 with 20 seconds left.
Brian Bond made Wynnewood pay by knocked down both ends of the 1-and-1 from the line to make it a 62-57 game.
“Those were two big free throws that Brian made for us,” Wilson coach David McGuire said. “He also hit a big three for us to end the half. So he had a memorable night.
“This is our first time to win the Healdton Bulldog Bash, and we are very proud and excited to have played well.”
The Eagles outscored Wynnewood 21-14 in the second period for a 30-21 lead, and their 15-10 edge in the third built their advantage to 14 heading to the final eight minutes.
“Wynnewood is a good team, and they played us very tough,” McGuire said. “We knew it would be a hard game, because they beat a good Fox team on Friday night to make the finals.
“We worked hard defensively and on the defensive boards, and I thought that made all the difference in the game. And when they made that big run at the end, we kept to our plan and got the win.”
Blayke Hunziker had a game-high 17 points to pace the Eagles, Curtis Ramsey had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Levi Phillips led the Savages (4-9) with 15 points, and Jace Brown chipped in 13.