The Caldwell Boys pulled away from Argonia in the second half to win 51-35 Saturday night in the Border Queen Tournament in Caldwell. The Bluejays won the tournament on a tiebreaker since three teams finished 2-1.
Caldwell jumped out to a quick lead, 17-8 at the end of the first quarter, but Argonia rallied to tie the game at 19 in the second. Argonia also put together a run in the third and led 31-27 at one point. Caldwell responded with a 13-0 run that went into the final quarter to take the lead for good. The Bluejays also hit foul shots down the stretch to help pull away.
Caldwell coach Daniel Jantz was happy with the way his team held on to the lead. The previous night the BLuejays gave up a 10-point lead in the second half and lost.
"I think we handled it better tonight. I was happy to see us bounce back," Jantz said.
Caldwell has struggled with injuries, some left over from football, and is still coming together,
"We are still trying to find out identity, how we play, It will take some time but we are figuring it out," Jantz said.
Devan York led Caldwell with 17 points. Dilyn Lee and Sam Wencel each added 12.
Garrett Wells led Argonia with 13.