CHERRYVALE — The Cherryvale Chargers swept the Fredonia Yellowjackets in the boys and girls varsity games Friday night.

The Cherryvale boys won 63-21. The girls had a closer game, winning 63-57.

Briggs Adkison scored 13 points to lead the boys’ offense. Landon Bennett, Devin Sawyer and Stetson Schafer added 10 each.

The outcome appeared never in doubt since the first quarter ended with the Charger boys on top 15-4.

“The kids played hard tonight,” Cherryvale boys coach Rodney Vigil said. “I saw the energy the last few practices leading into tonight's game. And they continue that energy tonight on the defensive end. Ran the floor real well. I thought our defensive pressure was very good. It enabled us to get some run outs.”

He said balanced scoring helped and he was able to get a lot of kids a lot of minutes on the floor.

The Chargers improved to 10-3 overall with the win.

Cherryvale teams host Caney Valley on Tuesday.

 

THE CHERRYVALE GIRLS had a tougher battle on Friday.

The Chargers were up 13-6 after the first quarter and extended that lead to 28-18 at halftime. Fredonia made up most of its deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cherryvale 29-23. The comeback attempt fell short.

Kelsi Lantz and Katelyn Plumley paced the Charger offense with 16 points each. Mariah Monroy added 12.

“The girls did a good job tonight of battling foul trouble and a size disadvantage. They put up a good lead, but we let them crawl back into it from sloppy turnovers and just not finishing shots,” Cherryvale girls coach Kelsey Overacker said.

“I'm happy we were able to finish the game, but we have to get better at putting a team away when we have the chance so we don't have so many close calls. The positive side is we are seeing different kids step up each night, and that will continue to help us down the stretch as other teams try and game plan. We just have to get more consistent. Fredonia is a good, scrappy team and gave us a good, hard-fought game.”

Overacker said Cherryvale will have to prepare for Caney Valley on Tuesday.

“They are always tough and look to slow us down. We will have to keep our focus and follow a game plan.”

Cherryvale's record jumped to 9-4 overall with the victory.

  

GIRLS

Cherryvale 63, Fredonia 57

FR: 6 12 10 29 — 57

CV: 13 15 12 23 — 63

FREDONIA: M.Jenkins 1 0-0 2, N.Jenkins 4 10-12 20, Sommer 0 0-2 0, Reed 1 0-0 3, Sims 1 1-3 4, Hawley 5 2-3 12, Edwards 6 1-4 14, Reddick 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 14-24 57.

CHERRYVALE: Jailee Reister 3 3-4 9, Kelsi Lantz 4 5-9 16, Morrigan Catlin 1 3-3 5, Katelyn Plumley 6 4-8 16, Mariah Monroy 3 4-6 12, Harley Allen 1 2-2 4, Jenni Bunyard 0 1-2 1. Totals: 18 22-34 63.

Three-pointers: Fredonia 5 (N.Jenkins 2, Reed, Sims, Edwards); Cherryvale 5 (Lantz 3, Monroy 2).

  

BOYS

Cherryvale 63, Fredonia 21

FR 4 7 8 2 — 21

CV 15 13 17 18 — 63

FREDONIA: Milligan 1 0-0 2, Smith 2 0-0 4, Mayeske 3 0-0 7, O’Neal 1 0-0 2, Dutton 1 0-0 2, Dutton 1 0-0 2, Dinkel 1 0-0 2, Ramsey 0 0-2 0. Totals: 10 0-2 21.

CHERRYVALE: Landon Bennett 3 2-3 10, Devin Sawyer 4 2-2 10, Travis Elam 1 1-2 3, T.J. Monroy 0 1-2 1, Fisher Hey 0 1-2 1, Gage Vigil 2 0-0 4, Stetson Schafer 4 2-2 10, Briggs Adkison 6 1-1 13, Austin Hooper 1 0-0 2, K.Hooper 2 0-0 5, Rayden Wright 2 0-0 4. Totals: 25 10-14 63.

Three-pointers: Fredonia 1 (Mayeske); Cherryvale 3 (Bennett 2, K.Hooper).

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