Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball beats Bridge Creek 62 – 49

49 Bridge Creek High School
62 Sulphur High School
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The Sulphur Bulldogs defeated the Bridge Creek Bobcats on Saturday Night at home in the District championship of the OSSAA playoffs. The Dogs came out hot in the first quarter taking an 8-0 lead on a fast break by Tavius Mcdonald and a pair of threes from John Jacobs and Cole Johnson. Houston Haines added another triple and the Dogs led 14-10 after the first quarter. Sulphur pushed the lead to 20-12 on a pair of assists from Tavius Mcdonald after diving on the floor for 2 loose balls. Bridge Creek kept it close by capitalizing from the FT line, making 15 free throws in the first half. Sulphur committed 15 fouls to just 7 by Bridge Creek in the first half. Sulphur adjusted well defensively in the 2nd half and the Bobcats managed just 1 made free throw in the second half. An alley oop from Houston Haines to Tavius Mcdonald got the Bulldogs a 14 point lead at the start of the 3rd. Bridge Creek chipped away and had it to 9 points near the end of the 3rd but a buzzer beater three by Cole Johnson on an assist from Tavius Mcdonald put the Dogs up by 12 going into the 4th. Sulphur utilized a zone defense in the 4th and never looked back icing the game for the last 3 minutes and 30 seconds with their stall game. Sophomore PG Tavius Mcdonald led the team in points with 12, assists with 5, and steals with 4. Other scorers included:

John Jacobs 11
Houston Haines 10
Jakub Sharp 9
Cole Johnson 8
Brazen Flood 5
TJ Todd 5
David Powell 2

The win moves the Dogs to 16-8 on the season matching their win total from last season and captured their 1st District Championship since 2015. Sulphur will face #4 ranked Heritage Hall at Heritage Hall on Thursday Night at 8PM. The girls play Classen at Heritage Hall at 6:30 just before.

“I was really proud of the boys for their performance Saturday night. We were able to play one of our best games when it mattered most. Bridge Creek was a big team and I thought we fought really hard to keep them out of the paint and off the glass. Tavius had a tremendous game scoring and getting others involved. John, Cole, Sharp, and Houston all made some threes and shot the ball at high percentage. Braezen did a fantastic job defensively on their center all game long. David came in and made some nice passes and played well defensively. TJ played well scoring 5 quick points in the 2nd quarter. Jared came in and fulfilled his role nicely as well. Hopefully we can continue that momentum into a big game with Heritage Hall. They are a very good team. They score lots of points and cause lots of turnovers. The boys are excited for the challenge.” -Coach T