Comanche boys overpower Am-Po, 59-39

by Todd Brooks


Myles Ellis dominated early and Hunter Lassley dominated late to lead the Comanche Indians to a 59-39 win over visiting Amber-Pocasset on Tuesday.

Ellis knocked down three three-pointers in the first quarter for 13 of his points in the quarter as Comanche jumped out to a 16-4 first quarter lead. Comanche led 12-2 before Am-Po hit its first field goal of the game with 1:38 to go.

The Indians cooled off a little bit in the second quarter, scoring nine points, but still limited the Panthers to six points on their way to a 25-10 halftime lead.

After not scoring a field goal in the first half, Lassley caught fire in the third quarter, scoring eight of his team’s 18 points in the quarter as the Indians continued to pull away.

Lassley continued on his streak in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points in the final frame. Corbin Bowen added six in the quarter. Bowen would be the third Indian player to finish in double digits in the game, following Ellis and Lassley.

The win was a costly one for Ellis, who injured his ankle and is out for up to eight weeks.


Comanche (1-0): Myles Ellis, 21; Hunter Lassley, 20; Corbin Bowen, 13; Brycen Lassley, 3; Colby Shannon, 2

Am-Po (1-3): Braden, 13; McComas, 7; Gutherie, 7; Jones, 6; Alexander, 4; Kidd, 2


Washington 69

Comanche 41

The Indians could not keep their momentum going from Tuesday night as the visiting Warriors jumped out early and then extended their lead the rest of the way.

Washington (1-0) knocked down three three-pointers in the opening quarter on their way to an 18-8 advantage heading into the second quarter.

The Warriors then limited the Indians to just four points in the second quarter as they went on to take a 36-12 halftime lead.

The Warriors did not let up in the third, scoring 21 points to Comanche’s 12 to take a 57-24 advantage into the final quarter.

The Indians had their best offensive output in the fourth, scoring 17 points, but Washington would go on to win by 28 points. Colby Shannon knocked down three three-pointers in the final quarter for the Indians.


Comanche (1-1): Hunter Lassley, 12; Colby Shannon, 11; Corbin Bowen, 8; Brycen Lassley, 4; Cooper Epperson, 2; Johnathan Alvarez, 2; Carson Vansickle, 2