By The Telegram

A difficult first half for the Ingalls Bulldogs provided the necessary scoring for the Ashland boys as the Bluejays finished with a 70-46 victory in a Southern Plains/Iroquois Activities Association contest on Friday night.

Ashland took a 13-7 lead after the first quarter but then erupted for 27 points in the second while holding the Bulldogs to just eight, producing a 40-15 halftime bulge.

In the second half, Ingalls had a 31-30 scoring edge.

Kaleb Batman finished with 15 points to pace Ingalls while Jay Luerman had 17 to lead the Ashland scoring attack.

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Ingalls 7 8 14 17 -- 46

Ashland 13 27 14 16 -- 70

Ingalls Batman 7 1-2 15, Brooks 2 1-2 5, Martinez 2 0-1 5, Millershaski 3 0-0 8, Irsik 4 0-2 9, Thompson 1 0-0 3, Hale 0 1-2 1. Totals 19 3-9 46.

Ashland Luerman 8 1-3 17, G. Fox 1 3-5 7, Meininger 1 3-3 5, Stevens 2 0-2 5, A. Stevens 3 0-0 6, Swonger 2 1-2 7, Dominguez 1 0-0 3, Torrez 2 0-0 5, Day 1 1-4 3, Mead 0 2-4 2, B. Fox 2 4-6 8, Callahan 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 15-29 70.

3-point goals Ingalls 5 (Martinez 1, Millershaski 2, Irsik 1, Thompson 1), Ashland 5 (Steven 1, Swonger 2, Dominguez 1, Torrez 1).

Dighton 42, Brewster/Triplains 28

At Dighton, the Hornets limited the visiting Vikings to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters en route to their Western Kansas/Liberty League boys victory on Friday night.

The Hornets opened with a 15-4 run in the first quarter and led 27-12 at halftime. It was 34-19 after three periods.

Guy Fullmer scored 12 points to lead the Hornets scoring while Matthew Mulville added 10. Nate Jorgensen had 11 to lead Brewster/Triplains.

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Brewster/Triplains 4 8 7 9 -- 28

Dighton 15 12 7 8 -- 42

Brewster/Triplains Broggi 2 1-4 5, Schmidt 3 0-2 6, Jorgensen 5 1-2 11, Smith 2 0-0 4, Lamb 0 2-4 2. Totals 12 4-12 28.

Dighton Alinor 3 0-0 6, Kuhlman 1 1-3 3, Fullmer 6 0-0 12, Moomaw 3 0-0 6, Mulville 4 2-2 10, Parker 0 3-4 3, Shaffer 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 6-9 42.

3-point goals None.