Lions Capture “For the Love of the Game” Championship

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Kylie Brinkman, Reporter

On December 4 the Varsity boys traveled to the S&S Tournament for the ” For the Love of the Game” Championship Game.
“For the Love of the Game” Championship Game
Final Score:
Ponder 66
Gunter 42
Quarter Scores:
1Q- 17-9 Ponder
2Q- 33-16 Ponder
3Q- 50- 27 Ponder
4Q- 66- 42 Ponder
Ponder Scorers:
Tyler Long- 12
Juke Kelley- 12
Hayes Hutcherson- 10
Javien Gonzales- 8
Timber Crider- 7
Kade Irons- 6
Tyler Akins- 3
Season Record: 8-1
“For the Love of the Game” Semi-Final Game
Date: 12/3/21
Location: S&S Tournament
Ponder- 60
McKinney Boyd JV- 49
Quarter Scores:
1Q- 21-12 Ponder
2Q- 26- 21 Ponder
3Q- 44- 32 Ponder
4Q- 60- 49 Ponder
Ponder Scorers:
Tyler Long- 20
Hayes Hutcherson- 9
Juke Kelley- 9
Tyler Akins- 8
Clay Akins- 8
Timber Crider- 2
Kade Irons- 2
Javien Gonzales- 2
Record: 7-1
“For the Love of the Game” Quarterfinal Game
Date: 12/3/21
Location: S&S Tournament
Ponder- 75
Gainesville- 48
Quarter Scores:
1Q- 17-12 Ponder
2Q- 34-16 Ponder
3Q- 57-31 Ponder
4Q- 75-48 Ponder
Ponder Scorers:
Hayes Hutcherson- 24
Timber Crider- 15
Tyler Akins- 11
Juke Kelley- 6
Clay Akins- 5
Tyler Long- 4
Kade Irons- 4
Javine Gonzles- 4
Clifton Cooper- 2
Record: 6-1
“For the Love of the Game” First Round Game
Date: 12/2/21
Location: S&S Tournament
Ponder 63
Denison JV 18
Quarter Scores:
1Q- 18-4 Ponder
2Q- 35-7 Ponder
3Q- 48-14 Ponder
4Q- 63-18 Ponder
Ponder Scorers:
Tyler Long- 16
Timber Crider- 14
Javien Gonzales- 12
Juke Kelley- 8
Tyler Akins- 6
Kade Irons- 6
Hayes Hutcherson- 3
Clay Akins- 2
Record: 5-1
Recap:
After three days of tournament play at S&S High School, the Lions came away with a tournament championship trophy and an overall record of 8-1. The Lions will face the Krum Bobcats at home tomorrow evening (12/6/2021) for an annual rivalry showdown.