SALINA, OK —
Greg Oxford scored 22 points, freshman BJ Bradbury picked up a double-double and Adair held off county foe Salina late for a 72-60 road win Tuesday.
Bradbury scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, when the Warriors (7-2) broke open a close game. The 12-point margin of victory was the largest lead for either team during the game.
Salina (6-5), which led by one after the first quarter, or Adair never led by more than five points until late in the third quarter, when Oxford and Jereme McCollum hit back-to-back treys to push the Warrior lead to 10. A Coby Backward 3-pointer just before the buzzer closed the gap to six (50-44) heading into the final eight minutes.
Adair freshman guard Bo Rogers came up big in the fourth, hitting five of his six free throws in the quarter on his way to 14 points.
Cale Backward led the 'Cats with 17 points and five rebounds. Coby Backward netted 14. He left the game briefly in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury but returned in the fourth quarter. He was the team's leading scorer at the time of his injury (12 points).
Mark Cowan added 11 points and nine rebounds for Salina. Bryce Kerns scored six points off the bench.
Bradbury pulled down a dozen boards for Class 3A No. 14 Adair. Reserve James Eastin collected nine rebounds and scored six points.
Lippe leads Lady Warriors
SALINA — Freshman Keni Lippe scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, helping Adair top Salina, 60-29, in Class 3A action at Salina Tuesday.
The top-ranked Lady Warriors (11-1) limited Salina's explosive Courtney Condit to just 12 points, and no other Lady Wildcat scored more than four. Adair stifled the home squad, forcing Salina into 12 turnovers and numerous contested shots.
Molly Kerr chipped in 10 points for Adair. Bailey Stephens and Kylie Looney each supplied nine.
The loss drops the Lady Wildcats to 4-7.