Early hole too much for Tonganoxie boys against Bonner Springs
Stevie Williams scored 24 points, matching a career high for points in a game and leading Bonner Springs to a 76-53 victory over Tonganoxie High School.
He averaged six points per quarter and was a consistent scorer for the Braves during the game. The Chieftains ran a zone in the first half and Williams was effective at finding the open shooter. At other times, he would score with a layup or jump shot.
Bonner Springs outscored Tonganoxie 19-8 in the first quarter of the game. The Chieftains' Dane Erickson went to the bench with his second foul and the Braves took advantage of having him on the bench.
With Erickson back in the game during the second quarter, the two teams were evenly matched in scoring output. Tonganoxie outscored them 21-19, but the Braves led 37-29 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Bonner Springs guard J.J. Jackson scored five early points and led the team to a 17-point quarter. He received a lot of open looks as a result of Williams drawing double teams as he dribbled into the lane with the basketball. The Braves led 54-38 entering the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter, the two teams were relatively even. Erickson scored nine points for the Chieftains and finished with 33 points. He was the only Tonganoxie player to score in double figures.
The team’s other scorers were Colby Yates, 3; Dylan Jacobs, 3; John Lean, 2; Eric McPherson, 6; Brady Waldeier, 6;
Bonner Springs was led by BJ Watson and JJ Jackson each scoring 10 points in the game. Brett Steuart finished with eight points and Jordan Jackson scored seven points.