Spartans on a winning streak | Sumner Boys and Girls Basketball

The Sumner Spartans boys and girls basketball teams had a winning weekend going 3-0.

The Sumner Spartans boys and girls basketball teams had a winning weekend going 3-0.

BOYS

The boys beat Orting 74-27 on Friday. The Spartans are 1-0 in conference standings and 2-1 overall.

“I was pleased with our unselfishness,” coach Brett McDaniel said.

The Cardinals scored the first points of the game but quickly fell behind Sumner.

The Spartans led by 23 going into the half. Sumner continued to add to its lead and with 6:51 to play in the game it led the Cardinals by 45.

With a little more than five minutes to play, the Spartans rotated out all five players and allowed other players some playing time, including some junior varsity players.

Junior guard Jace Johnson scored a team high 16 points. Five players scored double figures and McDaniel said, “that is how we want to score.”

“We are not even close to playing like I know we are capable of,” McDaniel said.

“There are certain aspects of the game that McDaniel said the team needs to focus on and correct as Sumner enters the toughest part of its schedule, playing against some of the better teams in our state.”

The Spartans play Steilacoom next at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at home.

GIRLS

The Sumner girls basketball team are 1-0 in conference play and 3-1 overall with two wins over the weekend.

The Spartans beat Orting 73-15 on Friday and beat Tumwater 54-24 on Saturday.

Sumner started its Friday game off strong and never looked back. The Cardinals scored for the first time with 4:40 to play in the first quarter.

The Spartans led 49-11 at halftime.

Sumner came out of the half with a bang and continued to add to its lead. The Spartans out scored the Cardinals 24-4 in the second half.

“We played a very disciplined game,” coach Shane Patrick said. “We stayed out of foul trouble and our shot selection was great. We shot 50 percent from the field.”

After the game on Saturday, Patrick said the Spartans “are starting to develop consistency in our approach to games.”

He added, Sumner “played a hard game with a good defensive mentality” on Saturday against Tumwater.

Jamie Lange had a total of 26 points over the weekend with seven rebounds against Orting and 13 against Tumwater.

The Spartans play Steilacoom at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at home after the boys game ends.

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