Wilson teams swept in Bulldog Bash opening round

Evan Grice
Wilson’s Lexy Hodges drives to the basket during the second half Thursday against Wynnewood at Healdton.

HEALDTON — A short drive to play in a tournament is always a welcome sight.

For the Wilson basketball teams though, Thursday was anything but a pleasant adventure.

The start of the 11th annual Bulldog Bash tournament got off on a sour note for both the Eagles and the Lady Eagles, as they were defeated in their respective opening round contests.

Wilson’s girls will play at 10 a.m. this morning in the consolation semifinals, while the Eagles will play at 11:30 a.m. in their consolation semifinal game.


Wynnewood 44 Wilson 34

For the Wilson Lady Eagles, their quest for a second victory of the season took a wrong turn Thursday as they were handed a 10-point defeat by a short-handed Wynnewood team.

The Lady Savages suited up seven players due to three being out with the flu, but it didn’t effect Wynnewood much as they stayed even with Wilson in the first quarter at 10-10.

But a 16-8 run by Wynnewood in the second quarter gave the Lady Savages a 26-18 lead going into halftime.

Wilson managed to get within six points in the third quarter at 27-21, before the Lady Savages took a 35-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

Wynnewood finished the game off on a 9-7 run in the fourth.

Destiny Colbert led the Lady Eagles with 16 points in the game, with McKinzee Gunter scoring seven points and Tucker Welch adding five points.


Turner 44 Wilson 38

Turnabout was fair play for the Turner Falcons in their opening round contest, as they defeated the Wilson Eagles in an exciting back and forth contest.

Both teams came out firing on offense in the first quarter as they combined for 31 points with Wilson managing to grab a narrow 16-15 lead.

However, the Falcons took control of the momentum before halftime with a 9-7 run as Turner led 24-22 going to the locker room.

Wilson tried to keep things close in the third quarter, getting to within four points, but the Falcons maintained the edge, leading 36-31 going to the fourth.

Down the stretch, the Eagles got to within two points at 40-38 with 4:25 left in regulation, but Turner closed out the game on a 4-0 run.

Hunter Johnston led the Falcons with 12 points followed by Colton Empey with 11 points with Tyler Campbell scoring nine points.

Elijah Forsythe led Wilson with 12 points followed by Logan Schaaf with 11 points and Luke Honea with 10 points.