ADAIR, OK —
The Adair boys used crisp passing and a deep bench to torch Caney Valley, 73-44, Tuesday night in the Warriors' home opener.
Adair (3-1) fell behind 4-0 in the early going but quickly established a big lead. Adair's superior depth ended up being a huge factor in the game. Adair's reserves outscored Caney Valley's 28-3, led by Cody Eby's 13.
The Warriors were coming off of a 75-70 loss to Jay in the Adair Invitational Tournament title game, their first loss of the year. Adair saw all of its non-tournament games postponed until after the tournament due to weather.
Caney Valley's Dylan Wickham led all scorers with 18, going 4-for-4 from long range in the fourth quarter. It was far too little, far too late for the Trojans, who watched Adair start the third quarter 7-for-8 from the field to stretch a 41-23 halftime lead to 64-25.
BJ Bradbury led Adair with 15 points and six rebounds. Greg Oxford had 11 points and three assists for the Warriors, who assisted on six of their first seven makes and 13 of 25 makes overall.
Bo Rogers scored nine points for Adair, all on first-quarter 3-pointers, and collected six boards.
The Trojans' Brandon McLaughlin racked up a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) in a losing effort.
The Warriors will next travel to Kansas Thursday for a doubleheader with the Comets.
Lady Warriors blast Caney Valley, 76-22
ADAIR — Four Lady Warriors scored in double figures as Adair blew past visiting Caney Valley, 76-22, Tuesday night.
Madi Wengerd led all scorers with 14 points off the bench for the Lady Warriors (4-0). Freshman Keni Lippe added a dozen, and Kylie Looney and Jenny Flemming each pitched in 10.
Adair opened up a 25-2 lead after eight minutes despite shooting just 33 percent from the floor (8-for-24). Caney Valley shot 50 percent in the first period, but managed just two shots and turned the ball over 12 times.
Senior starters Rendi Rogers (eight points), Molly Kerr (six) and Bailey Stephens (six) didn't see the court after halftime.
The Lady Warriors will travel to Kansas Thursday. After that, they will be the only area team in action for the next two weeks, as they will participate in the Tournament of Champions Dec. 26-28 in Tulsa.