For the first time in several years, the Guthrie boys basketball team was riding a three game losing streak. To make it even more forgettable the Jays were 0-2 in the Titan Classic heading into the final day of play.
The Jays, who struggled for a good part of the first half, turned it on in the third quarter to get by Harvest Life 72-57. Harvest Life is a Christian school based out of Midwest City.
With the win, Guthrie is back over the .500 mark with an 8-7 record.
The Jays used multiple floor personnel throughout the entire game by playing 14 total players in which nine scored. Leading the scoring charge was Codee Gross with 19 points and Shron Parker, who got his first start, finished in double figures with 15 points.
Guthrie came out of the locker room with more intense and opened the game up with an up tempo transition offense. The result: Jays outscored the Kings 25-10 in the third.
The tournament season is over and the BlueJays are just fine with that. In the nine tournament games, they finished 3-6 with all three wins coming on the final day on each tournament.
Guthrie Scoring: Codee Gross 19, Shron Parker 15, Kai Callins 9, Tim Zupo 9, JT McFadden 7, Richard Brothers 5, Chad Nash 4, Marc Allison 2, Jacob Staudt 2
Wichita shocks the Jays on Day Two
Wichita North has a sharp-shooting guard (Frankamp) and the Indians needed all of his game high 34 points to hold the Jays with a 66-62 win on day two of the Titan Classic.
The BlueJays finished with three players in double-digit scoring: Kai Callins 15, Codee Gross 13, and Kentrell Brothers 12.
Wichita North, the high school that produced all-time great Barry Sanders, jumped out to a 19-13 first quarter lead before going into the break leading 34-23.
Guthrie outscored the Indians in the second half (39-32), but fell short for the third straight game.
Guthrie Scoring: Kai Callins 15, Codee Gross, Kentrell Brothers 12, Bailey Nichols 8, Tim Zupo 7, Shron Parker 4, JT McFadden 2, Richard Brothers 1
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