Stanton takes down Kermit in bi-district playoffs
Heather Leiphart/Odessa American â€” Stantonâ€™s Grayson Gray (33) fights for a rebound during the Buffaloes 57-48 win over Kermit in boysâ€™ Class 2A bi-district playoff action Tuesday in Odessa.
ODESSA â€” Tyler Fulton and Grayson Gray have been big for the Stanton Buffaloes all season.
So why would that change in Tuesdayâ€™s bi-district playoff game against Kermit?
The two combined for 42 points in the Buffsâ€™ 57-48 win at Odessa College in Odessa.
Stanton head coach Ken VanCuren said he was impressed with the way his team stepped up at the right time.
â€śWe hadnâ€™t been playing well of late,â€ť he said. â€śI thought last night we picked up our intensity level. It is the playoffs and I hope kids do that. They responded pretty well. I thought Tyler and Grayson pretty much took the game over. We got the ball in the paint to them.â€ť
For the season, Fulton has been Stantonâ€™s go-to player, but right up there with him, Gray and Trace Sidle have been key, too.
VanCuren said Grayâ€™s size makes it tough for opponents to guard him in the post and Fulton can simply create offense. The coach is hoping that continues to be a tough matchup for opponents.
Next up for Stanton is No. 18 Bushland in the area championship round at 6 p.m. Friday at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock.
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