Larned gets big win over Lyons in CKL matchup

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LARNED, Kan. - The Larned Indians ran over the Lyons Lions by a score of 61 to 33.

Larned Indian #3 Brayden Rupp shoots a three point shot in the first quarter. The Lyons Lions took on the Larned Indians at Marvin Webster Court in Larned Middle School in Larned, Kansas on January 8, 2019. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

The two Central Kansas League teams met on a Tuesday night in Larned. The Lions were looking for a win to get to a .500 record.

Larned scored a couple quick baskets, but Lyons came back with an early three and some made baskets of their own to start the game.

The Indians would ride four made three pointers to an 18 to 14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

They maintained the pressure on the Lions and held them to just seven more points in the second quarter. At halftime, the Indians lead 30 to 21.

The doors to the game were blown off in the third quarter. Larned put up 22 points, only six of those coming from behind the three point line, in the third frame of the night.

The Indian defense held Lyons to only four points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth. They ended the game with a score of 61 to 33.

"Going into halftime, I was looking only for a five or seven point run for the third quarter," said Larned Head Coach Jerrod Smith. "I didn't expect they would put up 22 points."

Chance Sanger of Larned lead all scorers with 22 points for the night. Brayden Rupp scored 15 points and Brock Skelton had 11 points for the Indians.

Trey McClure and Connor Minix both lead the Lyons Lions with seven points for the night.

Lyons falls to a record of 3 and 5 for the season.

Larned improves their record to 6 and 2.