Lancers run past Wildcats



February 5, 2010 - 12:00 AM

COLONY — They waited almost a month to play this game — a Three Rivers League contest between rivals.
Crest High’s Lancers got out and ran against Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats Thursday night. The homestanding Lancers rolled to a 52-28 in the makeup game from Jan. 8.
“Both teams played very hard. We were fortunate we were able to get some transition opportunities in the first half to create some separation on the scoreboard,” said Travis Hermreck, Crest head coach.
Crest led 17-6 after one quarter of play and was up 31-12 at halftime. The Lancers outscored the Wildcats 12-8 in the third and 9-8 in the fourth period.
Crest shot 40 percent, 24 of 60, from the field but only hit 1 of 7 free throw tries. Marmaton Valley was 8 of 14 from the free-throw line.
Hermreck said his players did a good job on the boards, controlling 39 re-bounds, and played unself-ish basketball.
“Marmaton Valley is a good team. They just struggled putting the ball in the hole,” Hermreck said.
Bryan Newton led the Lancers with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Kyle Hammond added 10 points.
Dexter Wiley had three steals.
Ethan Ericson scored eight points, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked four shots for Marmaton Valley. Tanner Lewis and Dalton Houk each had three assists. Zach Louk had three steals.
The Lancers improved to 2-0 in TRL play and 11-3 overall. The Wildcats are 1-3 in the league and  4-9 overall.
Tonight, Crest goes to Chetopa and Marmaton Valley travels to Uniontown in TRL play.
Crest (17-14-12-9—52) (FG/3-pt): Wiley 2/1-0-3-7, Stinnett 2-0-1-4, Morton 2-0-1-4, Hammond 5-0-2-10, Decker 0-0-1-0, Newton 6/2-1-2-19, Stoneking 2-0-3-4, Ramsey 2-0-2-4. TOTALS: 21/3-1-15-52.
Marmaton Valley (6-6-8-8—28): McNutt 1-2-2-4, Lewis 1-4-2-6, Louk 1-0-1-2, Houk 0-0-1-0, Ericson 4-0-1-8, Becker 1-0-1-2, Stewart 1-0-0-2, LaRue 1-2-2-4. TOTALS: 10-8-10-28.

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