Wizards win pro game vs. Bulldogs
By Daren Dunn
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Wizards (5-2) returned to Friends University for the first day of a two-game home stand Saturday. Wichita jumped out to an 8-2 advantage before the Program Select Missouri Bulldogs (0-3) took a brief 9-8 lead.
A Parker Austin swat on defense led to his layup on the offensive end. Kaelon Gary's three with 5:45 left in the first quarter put Wichita up 15-11 and the Wizards never looked back.
The Wizards used 14 Kaelon Gary points, 13 from Parker Austin, and 12 from Jeremiah May to take a 53-43 halftime lead. That lead swelled to 20 after three quarters. With a little under six minutes remaining in the contest, the Wizards went up 91-66 and made the curtain call for starters.
May led the Wizards with 25 points, while Gary provided an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double. Austin finished with 16 points. Curtis Profit Junior dropped 13 points and pulled down 12 boards. The Wizards shot 43% from the field, but just 19% from deep. Robert Galvin led the Bulldogs with 33 points. Program Select Missouri shot just 30% from the field and a mere 15% from distance. FINAL: Wizards 113 Bulldogs 87.
In addition, the Wizards' semi-pro and developmental players took on the Bulldogs in an exhibition game at 3 p.m. Saturday. The yung squad fell to the team from Missouri, 78-106.