Stanley – The Stanley Blue Jays used a 26 point effort by sophomore sharp shooter Wyatt Hanson to edge the Ray Jays 61-40.
Sophmore Wyatt Hanson was nearly flawless tonight for the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays also got some key minutes from their bench in the second half to pull away the Jays. “Wyatt had a great game and made some tough contested buckets,” said Anderson. “I’m excited about the bench guys coming in during important stretches of the game and not letting up defensively.”
Ray’s intensity made it difficult for the Blue Jays to pull away in the first half. “Ray is tough because you know you can’t out work them, you can only hope to match their effort,” said coach Kory Anderson. “First half it was clear that they wanted it just a bit more than us. Second half we matched the effort and executed.”
The Blue Jays were able to regroup at halftime setting the stage for a 32-17 run to end the game. “We knew we would get a great fight from Ray,” said senior Kellen Enget. “First half we were a little disappointed, we came out determined to not get out worked in the second half.”
Senior Bray Meyer came up with 5 points and a handful of key blocks defensively early in the second half to start the Blue Jays run. Junior Jath Mansfield had 13 points for the Blue Jays, sophomore Kaedyn Hanson added 10 points.
The Blue Jays host New Town on Saturday.
Halftime: Stanley 29, Ray 23
Stanley (61): W. Hanson 26, Mansfield 13, K. Hanson 10, Aadnes 5, Meyer 5, Nesheim 2
Ray (40): Mito 13, Nelson 10, Hill 8, Hudenfield 5, Wancera 4
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