WHITE OAK — The White Oak Roughnecks proved to be worthy of their No. 1 ranking in Class 2A boys basketball by man-handling Bullard Brook Hill 83-51 on Tuesday night at E.B. Carrington Gymnasium on the White Oak High School campus.
White Oak turned up the pressure from the get-go, scoring at will for a 20-8 lead after one quarter.
Roughneck guards Slade and Skylar Sutton, along with point guard Kris Anderson, bombed away with six 3-pointers in the opening half of play as White Oak cruised to a 42-14 halftime cushion.
White Oak’s Levi Yancy led the attack with16 points, 23 rebounds, three blocks and three assists. The 6-7 multifaceted player had 14 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the first half alone.
The Roughnecks emptied the bench in the final quarter as Brook Hill made up some ground before the 83-51 final.
Grant Hanks led the Guard with 16 points and two treys, while teammates Alex Hale and Andrew Swink added 14 and 10 points respectively.
The Roughnecks got a game-high 18 points on four 3-pointers from Skylar Sutton and Kris Anderson finished the night with 17 points.
Hayden Nichols added in 12 points and Slade Sutton 11 in the winning effort.
After opening the year with a win, Brook Hill (2-3) will look to get back on the winning track as it heads west for the Abilene Tournament.
The Guard will play Wylie at 2 p.m. Thursday. Friday games for the Guard include an 11 a.m. matchup with Abilene Cooper and an afternoon game with Lubbock High at 3 p.m.
Class 3A No. 1 White Oak 83, Bullard Brook Hill 51
Brook Hill 8 6 19 18 — 51
White Oak 20 22 25 14 — 83
BROOK HILL — Alex Hale, 14; Grant Hanks, 16; Chase McDermott, 8; Andrew Swink, 10; Phillip Kitt, 2; Alley, 2.
WHITE OAK — Slade Sutton, 11; Skylar Sutton, 18; Dylan Cole, 2; Kris Anderson, 17; Josh Benson, 3; Hayden Nichols, 12; Gabe Michael, 4; Levi Yancy, 16.
THREE-POINT GOALS – BH: Grant Hanks (2), Chase McDermott. WO: Skylar Sutton (4), Slade Sutton, Kris Anderson.
RECORDS — Brook Hill 2-3; White Oak 8-0.
JV SCORE — White Oak 44, Brook Hill 27
NEXT UP — Brook Hill vs. Wylie, 2 p.m. Thursday, Abilene Tournament; White Oak at Spring Hill Tournament, Thursday.