The momentum of the Lady Bulldogs game with the Lady Wardogs continued into the boys' game.

Jay 56, Miami 39

The Bulldogs came out trading points with the Wardogs in the first period, with the period ending tied at 7 points.

As the second period got underway, so did the Bulldogs, scoring 18 points while limiting the Wardogs to 9 points.

Matthew Talley made his presence known by throwing down three 3-pointers and then Kaden Kingfisher added his single 3-pointer.

The half came to a close with Jay 25 and Miami 16.

Third period got underway with the Bulldogs outscoring the Wardogs 17 to 10 and the game came to an end with Jay 42, Miami 26.

"Started a little slow, picked up the tempo in 2nd half and got a conference win," said Jay Head Coach Jay Fleming.

Going into the final period, Jay kept up the pressure on defense, plus outscored the Wardogs by one point to win 56 - 39.

The Bulldogs had three players in double digits; L Ray Kirk was high scorer with 17 points, Talley was second highest Bulldog scorer at 12 points and Justin Noblin was third highest at 10 points.

Additionally, Brody Winfield put up seven points and Kingfisher added in his six points.

Jayden Mayberry and Kaden Budder each had two points.

Both teams gave a lot of free throw opportunities to the other team; Wardogs gave the Bulldogs 19 free throw attempts and Jay gave Miami 25 attempts.

Jay shot free throws at 47%, earning 9 points and Miami shot 68%, earning 17 points.

"Kids are starting to believe in each other," said Fleming. "[Miami is] a well-coached team, Coach Mercer does a great job."

The next scheduled game was to be against the Vinita Hornets on January 28, but was rescheduled, due to flu closing many schools, to Monday, February 17 in the Bulldog Arena.

The conference rival Hornets beat the Bulldogs in December 55-51 at home, but the Bulldogs have come a long way, as a team, since December.