WOOD RIVER – It was nearly identical final scores in both the boys and girls games between Sutton and Wood River. The Wood River (9-3) girls held off a late charge by the Fillies (4-8), 45-39 and in the boys game, Sutton (10-1) dominated late against the Eagles (4-8), 49-34.
The girls game saw numerous lead changes and several ties, but in the end Wood River held on for the home win. Sutton’s offense struggled down the stretch, but despite being down by double digits a couple of times, found their way back in it each time. Kylie Baumert led Sutton with 17 points while going 6-9 from the free throw line. Dayvie Perrien also had a great night, finishing with 14 points while converting four three pointers. Wood River was well balanced on the offensive end with six different players scoring and no one scoring less than five points. Kiernan Paulk led all scorers with 14 points while converting seven free throws. Boston Boucher and Ainsley Stewart each chipped in eight points.
Listen to the girls game here.
In the boys game, both teams traded punches in the first quarter, but the Mustangs proved to be too much for the Eagles down the stretch. Behind seven three pointers, Sutton was able to provide a double digit lead in the second half and never looked back. Three different Mustangs scored in double figures, led by Jordan Davis’s 11 points. Both Cade Wiseman and Seth George scored 10 points, but Wiseman led the team with three from downtown. Eli Stengel provided two three’s off the bench. Wood River had success inside the paint as Trey Zessin finished with 12 points and at one point had six straight. Grant Gannon contributed nine points in the loss behind two threes.
Listen to the boys game here.
Both teams are in action today (Friday). Wood River travels to Broken Bow while Sutton visits Thayer Central.