Playing in their first true road game of the season, the Guthrie boys basketball team never once trailed the El Reno Indians.
The BlueJays stay perfect in the Suburban Conference (4-0) with a 45-38 win over the eighth ranked Indians. The Jays have now won two games in a row while El Reno has dropped their last two. Guthrie has won seven of their last nine meetings with the Indians.
All five Guthrie starters were responsible for all the scoring and were led by freshmen Kai Callins’ career and game high 18 points. Nine of the 18 points for the guard came from the charity stripe. Callins was named the Farmers and Merchants Bank Player of the Game.
Kentrell Brothers also finished in double figures scoring with 14 points.
The Jays shot 35% from the field, but El Reno was not much better at 27%, including 4-of-23 (17%) from the three-point line.
The Jays capitalized on a 13-6 first quarter start and expanded that lead to 13, 19-6, with 6:48 left in the half, but El Reno finished the second quarter on an 11-2 run to shrink the Guthrie lead 22-17 at the break.
The Indians (8-3) pulled within two points on five different occasions in the second half and within one point, 35-34, with 6:07 left in the game, but never were able to get on the high side.
Guthrie (6-4) returns back to the home gym with a Friday date with Deer Creek for Homecoming.
Guthrie Scoring: Kai Callins 18, Kentrell Brothers 14, Codee Gross 8, Richard Brothers 3, Tim Zupo 2