Rush Springs

Joey Ward battles with several Central defenders as he tries to make one of his several baskets as the Redskins rout Central High 70-55 Friday evening.

Andy Morphew

The Rush Springs Redskins were able to get their first victory of the season by beating Central High 70-55, using five 3-pointers in the third to seal the victory.

It was a back-and-forth game for the Rush Springs Lady Redskins' final game in 2017, but the Central High Lady Bronchos were able to get the 41-35 overtime victory.


In the second game of the evening, both of the teams were fighting for their first victories with Rush Springs taking advantage to get the big victory.

Four players finished the game in double figures as the second and third quarters of play were big for the Redskins in getting the victory.

Devin Jordan scored 10 of his 21 in the second quarter as Rush Springs was down by two points heading into the quarter when the Redskins shot 9 for 14 from the field.

Joey Ward was also a big factor in the quarter as he scored 9 of his 17 including a long-range shot to give Rush Springs its first lead of the game.

The other two players for Rush Springs in double figures had big third quarters as Ethan Long and Josh Williams got four of the five long-range shots in the quarter.

Long finished the game with 12 points, while Williams had 11 to build the lead to 54-37 after three quarters of play.

In what was their highest scoring game of the season the Redskins were able to seal the victory when Jordan went a perfect 2 for 2 in the final quarter of play.


The Lady Redskins, now 7-2 on the season, were able to use Morgan White in the first quarter to keep pace, netting two long-range shots to make it a 9-9 tie.

White was able to keep up the pace by shooting another 3-point shot. Jerricka Funk also notched a shot, and Caitlyn Long contributed with two free throws.

The Lady Redskins were able to tie it back up at 25 apiece in the third quarter with Long, White and Pacie Mayberry helping by scoring nine points.

Mayberry contributed five points, including a perfect 3 for 3 at the charity stripe to keep Rush Springs in the game.

Long’s ability to shoot in the fourth quarter was the reason behind sending the game to overtime as she scored eight of the 10 points in the finale of regulation.

Central High was able to keep Rush Springs off the scoreboard in the extra four minutes to get  the victory.

Rush Springs will next host its own tournament with the Lady Redskins hosting Sterling and the boys hosting Velma-Alma High School.

Both of Rush Springs' games are the first day of the tournament with the girls tipping off at approximately 7 p.m. and the boys at approximately 8:20 p.m. Jan. 2.

The tournament games will be played Jan. 2, 4, 5 and 6 at Rush Springs High School.

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