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Vanoss teams roll in Saturday festival

Feb. 6—VANOSS — The Vanoss High School girl's basketball team continues to roll right along.

The Lady Wolves dominated Buffalo Valley 64-38 in a festival Saturday inside the Vanoss Activity Center.

Coach Jonathon Hurt's club ranked No. 6 in Class 2A, won its 12th straight game to improve to 20-2 on the season. The Lady Buffaloes, No. 14 in Class B, dropped to 14-8.

In the first girls' contest of the day, Amber-Pocasset roughed up Roff 51-19. The Lady Panthers improved to 14-10, while coach Whitney Robertson's bunch dropped to 9-13.

The Vanoss boys pushed past Buffalo Valley 54-33. The Wolves, No. 16 in Class 2A, improved to 13-9 while Buffalo Valley dipped to 6-16.

Amber-Pocasset rushed past Roff 70-35 in the boys' contest. The Panthers improved to 16-8, while the Tigers fell to 5-18.

GIRLS

Vanoss 64, Buffalo Valley 38

Avery Ellis exploded for a game-high 29 points to pace high-powered Vanoss. She hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Vanoss led 15-10 after the first quarter and stretched its lead to 30-23 by halftime. The Lady Wolves took charge with a 20-11 run in the third period that pushed the VHS lead to 50-34, ending the game on a 14-4 spree.

Caidence Cross and Zoey Cagle scored 13 points apiece for Vanoss. Cross also went 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Alivia Ellis hit a pair of first-quarter 3-point shots for her six points.

Mikayla Hayes led the Lady Buffs with 17 points, including three 3-point baskets. Katie Kennedy was next with six points.

Vanoss connected on 20-of-27 free throws, while Buffalo Valley made 4-of-6 attempts.

Am-Po 51, Roff 19

Amber-Pocasset sped to an early 14-2 lead and stretched its lead to 30-6 by halftime.

The Lady Panthers were led by Brooke Brown with 11 points. She was the only player in the contest to reach double figures.

Sadie Linn was next for Am-Po with nine points and Ainslee McComas and Gracen Hicks added eight points apiece.

Shelbey Ensey scored six points to pace the Roff offense.

BOYS

Vanoss 54, Buffalo Valley 33

The Wolves got off to a hot start, rolling to a 22-12 first-quarter lead. Vanoss outscored the Buffaloes 17-9 in the second quarter to build a comfortable 39-21 halftime advantage.

Three Vanoss players hit double figures, led by Logan Hulbutta, who scored 16 points. He made a pair of 3-point baskets. Karver Trentham followed with 13 points and Owen Sheppard also hit double figures with 10. Layne Thrower contributed seven points for the Wolves.

Steven Morris poured in a game-high 22 points for Buffalo Valley. He buried six 3-pointers.

The Wolves finished 6-of-14 from the free-throw line compared to a 1-of-4 effort from the Buffaloes.

Am-Po 70, Roff 35

The Panthers led 18-10 after the first quarter and used a 20-6 surge in the second period to build a 38-16 halftime lead,

"Am-Po has a really good team. I know playing the schedule we have played will only help us in the playoffs," said Roff head coach Eric Hardison. "We have had freshmen and sophomores step up and play valuable minutes for us the last two months. We are looking forward to the playoffs."

Kaden Darnell paced the RHS scoring with 15 points. Zeph Wade and Gavin Wilson added six points each. Darnell hit a pair of 3-point shots while Lane McCarter, Trey Humphers, and Wade also hit triples for the Tigers.

Ian Guthrie poured in 28 points for the Panthers, including six 3-pointers. Avery McComas followed with 23 and sank a trio of 3-point baskets. Amber-Pocasset made 11 total shots from long range.