Baldwin Bulldogs to play for championship of Baldwin Invitational
The Baldwin High School Bulldogs mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Augusta in the second-round of the Baldwin Boys Invitational Tournament.
With the win, Baldwin will face Bonner Springs for the championship. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 this afternoon.
The Bulldogs stated Friday’s game against August hot, taking a 15-9 lead after the first quarter. The two teams fought evenly in the second period, with Baldwin heading to the locker room with a 25-19 advantage.
Augusta enjoyed a big third-quarter, putting up 23 points and enjoying a
42-39 edge at the start of the game’s final period.
Caleby Gaylord led all Baldwin players with 12 points. Sophomore guard Chad Berg added 9 points on three 3-pointes.
The Bulldogs will face a rested team in Bonner Springs, which coasted to its second easy victory in the invitational. The Braves defeated Bishop Ward 62-46 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score.
The Braves had a 35-16 lead at half and 55-31 at the end of the third quarter before substituting in the last going.
In other tournament action Perry-Lecompton, a victim to Baldwin in the first round, fell to K.C. Christian, 45-37, and Anderson County downed Wellsville, 53-37.
Baldwin 56, Augusta 55
Baldwin 15 10 14 17 – 56
Augusta 9 10 23 13 – 55
Baldwin: Berg, 9; Schroeder, 5; Twombly, 6; T. Brown, 3; C. Brown, 9; Burton, 6; Duncan, 2; Gaylord, 12; Valentine, 2
Augusta: Patterson, 14; Winter, ; Steinkamp, 14; Finch, 4; Clausing, 9; Hall, 9