Spartans win doubleheader, beat Washington | Sumner Basketball

Sumner junior Austin Ford dribbles along the baseline in Friday’s win.

The Sumner Spartans went 2-0 this weekend beating the Washington Patriots in a doubleheader Friday.

The boys won 61-41 and the Sumner girls beat Washington 60-14.

• Spartan Boys

The Sumner boys led 24-19 at the half.

The Spartans went on a 13-0 run to start the second half, the Patriots scored for the first time of the half with 3:47 to go in the third.

Sumner led by as much 23 in the last two quarters of play.

The Patriots started to make a come back toward the end of the third into the fourth quarter.

Washington got within 14 with 5:27 left in the game but they couldn’t catch up to the Spartans.

Coach Brett McDaniel said the key to Friday’s game was junior post Jake Taylor.

Taylor in his first start was “unstoppable,” McDaniel said. “He is one of our leaders and it was great to see him lead the team.”

Another key Spartan, McDaniel said, was junior guard Scott Allsop who “played extremely well and led (the team) defensively.”

Ten players scored for Sumner in the 61-41 win Friday.

• Sumner Girls

The Sumner girls won its 10th game in a row. The Spartans have outscored its opponents 586-228 in the last ten games.

The girls started Friday’s game off to a fast start and never looked back. They started the game with an 11-0 run.

The Patriots scored for the first time in the game with 4:15 to play in the first quarter.

For the remainder of the first half, the Spartans continued to add to its lead. Sumner led by 22 going into the half, 34-12.

The girls would add 26 points to its lead in the last two quarters of play. The Patriots would only add one basket in the third quarter.

The Sumner Spartans hosted the White River Hornets in a doubleheader Tuesday, Jan. 14. The games results were past the press deadline. For scores and recaps visit the Courier-Herald’s website,

Sumner will host Orting in a doubleheader Friday, Jan. 17 tipping off at 5:15 p.m. with the girls followed by the boys at 7 p.m.