Jan. 26—STRATFORD — The Stratford High School boy's basketball team may just be on a roll.
The Bulldogs overwhelmed Wynnewood 63-31 in a Tuesday night home game to improve to 10-7 on the season. Stratford has now won seven of its past eight contests. The only loss during that stretch was a 54-40 setback to Allen in the finals of the Allen Mustang Winter Classic last Saturday. Allen is 17-1 and ranked No. 9 in Class A. Wynnewood dropped to 5-13.
The Bulldogs will face a stiff test tonight when Class 2A No. 12 Vanoss — their rivals from right down the road —pay a visit tonight. Stratford will then host Roff next Tuesday.
"We are playing more comfortably and our young guys are starting to step up," Ardery said.
In the girls' game at Wynnewood, the Lady Bulldogs started a sweep with a 67-39 victory. Coach Mark Savage's squad got closer to the .500 mark at 8-9, while the Lady Savages dipped to 8-11.
Stratford 63, Wynnewood 31
The Bulldogs took command early, rolling to a 23-6 first-quarter lead. The Stratford advantage had ballooned to 34-10 by halftime.
Stratford outscored Wynnewood 24-5 in the third period.
Walker Chander poured in a game-high 30 points, including three 3-point baskets. He also had 10 rebounds and four steals. Lincoln Hall also hit double figures with 11 points to go with five steals.
Oliver Smithwick was next with six points for the Bulldogs.
Carson Owens, Peanut Clapper, and Hall also hit 3-point buckets for the locals.
Wynnewood got 10 points from Braylan Williams and nine points from Caleb Dixson.
Stratford 67, Wynnewood 39
Super sophomore Jaelee Korzan turned in a triple-double for the Lady Bulldogs that included 22 points, 10 rebounds, and an incredible 11 blocked shots.
Stratford dominated the first period, racing to a 27-3 lead to start the game. The Lady Bulldogs led 42-15 at halftime. The final two quarters were close as the hosts outscored Wynnewood by a 25-24 count.
Grace Wright also had a solid outing for Stratford with 10 points and six rebounds. Erin Henderson finished with 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals and Trinity Bess was next with nine points, seven assists, and six steals.
Henderson, Bess, and Wright each hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Lady Bulldogs.
Wynnewood got a team-leading 14 points from Olivia White, who hit two 3-point shots. No other WHS player scored more than six.
Stratford connected on just 11-of-20 free throws while Wynnewood made 7-of-14 attempts.