DEWEY — Four Dewey High School boys basketball players scored in double figures Thursday night to lead the Bulldoggers to a series sweep of the Pawhuska Huskies Thursday night.
The Bulldoggers only won by two, 64-62, in the Jan. 5 game at Pawhuska. What a difference 20 days makes, the Bulldoggers were never threatened Thursday, winning 79-58.
The only constant between the two games was Dewey’s 3-point scoring. Thursday night, the Dewey hit eight from 3-point land. Dewey also hit eight treys on Jan. 5 in Pawhuska.
Dewey’s Blayz Rippy hit two 3-pointers to start the game. Pawhuska responded with a couple of 2-point buckets. It was a 6-4 game at the 6:54 mark of the first. Then Pawhuska hit a nearly 2 minute scoring drought, allowing Dewey to build its lead to 10-4. Pawhuska’s Matthew Miles hit a 3-pointer to narrow the gap to 10-7 with 5:11 left. The Huskies, however, would score only one more bucket in the quarter. Dewey’s 16-2 run iced the game for the Doggers. They led 26-12 after the first.
The Dewey lead ballooned to 20 — 46-26 — at the half.
Caston Frye led all Dewey scorers with 18. Blyz Rippy and Colby Hanley contributed 17, each. Hayden Thornton chipped in 10.
Pawhuska was paced by Evan Frye’s 17 points. Braydon Willson was the only other PHS player in double figures with 11.