CADDO - The Bruins got 23 points from Patrick Joines in a 62-35 win over Achille on Friday.
But don’t let the 27-point gap fool you - this was no blowout.
Caddo started to run away early in the second with an 18-11 lead before the Eagles took a five-point lead with a 12-0 run. The game was tied 23-all at the half.
Joines scored eight of his 23 in the third, and Rosendo Chavez (12 points, seven boards, four steals) upped the lead to seven with a steal-and-score midway through the quarter.
Caddo went on to outscore Achille 39-12 in the second half. Tanner Grace settled for nine points, Daniel Stone and Zack Walker had four each, while Aaron Purkins and Jacob Ross had three apiece.
Rebounding played a big factor in the second half run for the Bruins. Walker and Kolton Dixon logged five boards each, while Purkins secured four off the glass.
Lane Manry and Jason Todd scored 10 apiece for the Eagles. T.J. Childree had five points and seven rebounds; David Beydler scored five; Cooper Turner had a rough night with just one basket to go with an early technical foul.
Achille post Mike Reese (two points) got credit for five blocked shots.
Caddo is scheduled to host Victory Life Academy on Monday and Boswell on Tuesday. Achille will visit Bennington on Tuesday.
Caddo girls 70 Achille 21
A decisive 29-point third quarter for the Lady Bruins led to a landslide victory over Achille on Friday.
Ally Adair continued her highlight-reel season with 26 points. Tobi Miller scored 10 of her 17 in the fourth, while Shelby Dellinger and Desiree Haugen added nine each over the course of the game.
Kayla Wright and Ashleigh Brown scored six each for the Lady Eagles; Madison Stanglin had five and Rachael Alexander added four.
The win moves Coach Vernon Johnson’s Lady Bruins to 11-0 this season, still the best record among all Class A teams in the state. However, they have only played one ranked opponent (63-36 over Eagletown).
The Lady Bruins will finish strong, however: No. 4 Kiowa and No. 15 Caney await in February, interspersed with games against tough BCC opponents Calera and Tushka between next week and the end of the regular season.