By Staff          

            WAKEFIELD – It was a road trip worth remembering for the Little River boys on Friday while for host Wakefield it was a nightmare from the opening tip as Little River exploded for 78 points while holding the Bombers to just 16 and the victory.

            Now 4-2 on the season, the Redskins will play host to Herington on Tuesday before breaking for the Christmas Holiday.

            Little River raced out to a 21-point, 25-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a 36-point, 48-12 advantage when it came time for the halftime break. After scoring another 25 points to Wakefield’s two in the third quarter Little River cruised in for the final 62-point win at 78-16.

            Much of the story was the fact that the Little River offense shot a blistering 64% on two-point shots and 57% overall when you include their three-point attempts while gaining 22 steals and five blocked shots when on defense.

            Braxton Lafferty had a monster game, leading Little River in scoring with 31 points while grabbing six rebounds, dishing out four assists, blocking a shot and making five steals.

            Joining Lafferty in double digits scoring was Logan Renken with 13 and Kayston Cox who had 11 while Treyton Olander chipped in with eight.


SCORING: LITTLE RIVER > 25-23-25-5=78; Wakefield > 4=8=2=2=16.

LITTLE RIVER TEAM STATS: 2-FGs – 30/47; 3-PTs – 5/14; FTs – 3/7; AST – 15; REBs – 26; TO – 9; STLs – 22; BLKs – 5; FLs – 14.


Scoring: Braxton Lafferty – 31; Logan Renken – 13; Kayston Cox – 11; Treyton Olander – 8; Judzen Mazur – 5; Rylan Konen – 5; Jaxson Konen – 2; Ty Janette – 2.

3-Pointers Made: Lafferty, Renken, Cox, Mazur, R. Konen – 1.

Assists: Lafferty – 4; Renken – 3; Cox, Mazur, R. Konen – 2.

Rebounds: Lafferty, Janette – 6; Renken, Cox – 3; Mazur, R. Konen – 2.

Steals: Lafferty – 7; Renken, Olander – 4; Cox, R. Konen – 2.

Blocked Shots: Lafferty, Olander, R. Konen, Janette – 1.

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