Hays, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Fowler Bulldogs remained undefeated, as they eventually pulled away from the Cunninham Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 1A, Division II Tournament Thursday in Hays 67-50. Things weren’t so fortunate for Dighton, as they were playing catch-up from the very beginning, and fell to the White City Huskies in the final game of the day 48-39.
After leading after the first period 12-9, Fowler would eventually grow their lead after the end of each quarter. The Goldbugs led Cunningham 28-22 at the break, and 49-36 after three, and eventually took out the Wildcats by a 17-point margin 67-50. Fowler shot 12-13 from the foul line in the victory, and advanced on to the semi-finals Friday afternoon. The Goldbugs (24-0) got 22 points from Taylin Bird and 15 from Ty Clark. Cunningham (15-9) had Cody Huhman with 14 points and Nicholas Huhman with 11. Fowler will face Wallace County, who defeated Crest 72-62, and impr0ved to 19-5.
In the finale of the day, Dighton fell behind early, and almost pulled off a comeback victory. The Hornets trailed White City 16-7 after the opening quarter and 25-13 at the break. In the third period, Dighton would pour in 21 points to pull to within 36-34 heading into the final period. The Huskies would pull away as the Hornets would run out of steam, as Dighton scored only five points in the final eight minutes. Leading a balanced attack for White City (20-3) were Sam Morgan, Jaren Nittler and Dustin Ash with 12 points. For the Hornets (16-8), they were led by Matthew Mullville with 15 points. White City will take on Axtell, who upset Central Christian out of Hutchinson 63-58.