EARLSBORO—The Earlsboro Wildcats stormed to a 90-59 Class-B District 5 championship Saturday night against the visiting Asher Indians.
The Wildcats hit four three-pointers in the opening quarter to take a 15-11 lead. They extended to advantage to 32-18 at the half and did so with some key starters sitting with early foul trouble.
“I thought Trey Herron did an excellent job as our floor leader in the second quarter,” said Earlsboro head coach Russell Parsons. “We were in some early foul trouble and I thought that group led by Herron gave us some really good minutes and extended the lead.”
The Wildcats blew the game open in the early stages of the second half. They outscored Asher 9-0 in the first 3:20 of play to lead 41-18. From there they coasted to the title.
The run was keyed by four forced turnovers which led to the nine Earlsboro points.
The Wildcats had four players score in double figures and were led by Lucky Bohannon with 16. Trenton Nadeau had 15, all of them coming from five treys. Austin Cox came off of the bench to score 11 and Kaveon Sharp netted 10, including three fast-break layups in that decisive third quarter run.
Chase Eckart led Asher with 14 points off of the bench, while Trevor Martin finished with 10.
The two teams will now set their sights on regional play, Thursday in Varnum. Asher will tangle with Miday at 3:00 pm and the Wildcats will take on host Varnum.
“We have beaten Varnum twice this season,” said Parsons. “We will have to be ready to play – they have some young talent that is getting better.” The two will face off at 8:00 pm.