By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
FORGAN, OKLA.—Balko’s Brady Burdick hit a 10-foot jump shot with 4:48 left in the third quarter to make the score 49-8 in favor of the Forgan Bulldogs. It was the first made field goal of the night for the Bison as Forgan destroyed Balko 76-30.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a team do that; we made shots hard to come by,” said Forgan coach Todd Kerr speaking about holding Balko without a field goal for more than a half.
Shots were hard to come by for Balko because Forgan helped to cause 26 Bison turnovers, and held Balko to just 18 field goal attempts in the first half. Just two minutes in, the Bulldogs led 10-0, and extended it to 25-2 by the end of the first period.
“There are not a lot of weaknesses in that team,” said Balko coach Tanner Woods. “We didn’t do a very good job of getting back on defense, and we didn’t do a very good job of running the floor on offense. I thought we did alright on the boards. Forgan is just a great team.”
Forgan ended the half with steals that led to easy layups on their last five possessions to go up a mind-boggling 46-4. But even with that much scoring, Forgan was not perfect at the offensive end, committing 15 turnovers.
“I thought we were a little sloppy on offense,” said Kerr. “We were solid in every other area, and really good defensively.”
Forgan played mostly subs the second half, as ten players managed to score. The Bulldogs finished the game 24-38 from 2-point range, 6 of 17 from 3-point range, and 10-19 from the free throw line. Balko was 7-36 from 2-point, 2 of 13 from beyond the arc, and 10-22 at the free throw line.
Rhett Radcliff hit three treys, and led the Bulldogs with 13. Ryan Radcliff scored 12, Luis Ordonez scored 10 of the bench, and Jace Kerr added 9.
For Balko, Clay Casper had 7, and Ty Casper had 6.
Balko falls to 6-3, while Forgan is now 10-1.