Fast start paces Indians

The Lipan Indians finished off a sweep of homecoming Saturday night with a 61-32 thumping of Baird.

The Indians improved to 3-1. They are ranked eighth in the state in Class A Division II.

Lipan made short work of Baird in the opening quarter, racing out to a 20-2 advantage. The Indians stretched their lead to 38-11 at the half.Jake Martin led four Indians in double figures with 13 points. Trevor Williams added a dozen. “It was a good win against a team that got to the regional quarterfinals a year ago,” said Lipan coach Cody Chandler. In fact, it was the Indians who eliminated the Bears in that regional quarterfinal contest, 51-42, at Breckenridge High School. Lipan won despite not hitting a field goal in the fourth quarter and having 23 turnovers. Defensively, Baird restricted Lipan outside as the Indians did not hit a single 3-point basket. Lipan was almost equally tough, limiting Baird to one trey. The Indians dominated from 2-point range, however. Lipan hit 26 2-point shots compared to a dozen for Baird. And while neither team was proficient at the free throw line, Lipan went more often (20-12) and hit almost twice as many (9-5). The Indians were one basket away from having five players score in double figures. Lipan is playing in the Santo Tournament this weekend. The tournament is a round-robin affair.  Boys basketballBaird 2 9 10 11 — 32 Lipan 20 18 11 12 — 61  


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