Jones, Bullock lead Warriors over Vikings
Otis Lyons is wondering whether J.F. Webb ought to schedule more road Senior Nights next season. Bullock’s Warriors played in their third of the season Monday at Northern Vance.
Webb is 3-for-3 after claiming a 67-54 win over the Vikings, who honored two seniors.
Lyons said his seniors wanted to end the regular season in style too.
“The seniors have really showed up these last couple of games,” said Lyons. “They’re not giving up on playing though.”
They aren’t giving up because the 3-A Big Eight Conference Tournament is still left on the schedule. The Warriors earned a six-seed and will be on the road Wednesday. Northern is the seven-seed and travels to Cardinal Gibbons.
One of those Webb seniors is Starr Jones, who had a game-high 26 points Monday. Nakiyah Bullock, a sophomore, added 18 points.
Jones and Bullock each made a habit of getting to the paint.
“They penetrated and once they got past our original wall of defense, they just scored and had their way,” Northern head coach Randolph Crews said of the Webb duo.
After tight games in the last four outings between the two teams, Webb gained control of this one in the second quarter, taking a 37-23 lead into halftime.
Northern was playing without one of its top players, Jackie Miller. But the Vikings still cut it to single digits twice in the second half while not getting closer than eight points.
Webb scored 10 of its 12 points in the fourth quarter at the foul line and Jones and Bullock had all but one of those points.
“We wanted to stay away from jump shots and kind of attack the basket, make the refs make some calls,” said Lyons. “I think we accomplished that.”
Northern was led in scoring by Kayleigh Spencer, who finished with 19 points. Senior Aneicia Wilkerson added 13 points.
Wilkerson and senior classmate Kenya Perry were honored before the game.
Crews, in his third year leading the Vikes, said Wilkerson and Perry have a special place in his heart because they’ve been with him the longest.
“They’ve led us academically and they’re good leaders for our team,” said Crews. “And that’s all you can ask for.”
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