Walker pours in career-high 46 in Stratford's win at Roff

Feb. 1—ROFF — Stratford fans wanted to see 50 points. They had to settle for 46.

Stratford standout Walker Chandler exploded for a career-high 46 points in the Bulldogs' 75-51 road win over Roff Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs, winners of nine of their past 10 games, improved to 12-7 on the year and have shown they could be a tough draw in the Class 2A playoffs. Roff fell to 5-16 on the season.

SHS boys head coach Ray Ardery knows full well what Chandler is capable of doing on a nightly basis.

"It was a great all-around offensive performance by Walker Chandler," he said. "It's a performance we know he's capable of on any given night."

Exactly how good was Chandler on this night? He finished 6-of-8 from 3-point territory, went a perfect 12-of-12 from the free-throw line, and also had four rebounds and three assists.

In the girls' contest, Stratford upended Roff 53-39.

Both Stratford squads have tough tests ahead, traveling to Asher Friday night. Roff is scheduled to host Wynnewood on Friday.


Stratford 75, Roff 51

Chandler scored just five points in the first quarter but erupted for 18 points in the second period to help the Bulldogs build a 43-17 halftime lead. Stratford outscored Roff 29-6 in the big second period.

Chandler scored 12 more points in the third quarter and had 10 quick points in the fourth quarter before leaving the contest.

"The crowd wasn't happy when I took him out with six minutes to go and him being so close to 50," Ardery said. "We came out the second quarter and really started clicking offensively and defensively. We are playing pretty good right now, so hopefully we are working towards our best basketball at the right time."

No other Stratford player reached double figures. Oliver Smithwick and Peanut Clapper both just missed double digits with nine points each. Smithwick added six rebounds and Clapper came up with four steals.

Roff got a team-high 25 points from Kaden Darnell, who sank four 3-point goals. Zeph Wade followed with 12 points, including a par of 3-pointers.


Stratford 53, Roff 39

The Lady Bulldogs led just 15-12 after the first quarter but used a 14-7 run in the second period to build a 29-19 cushion at the half. Roff got within 36-28 heading into the fourth quarter before Stratford ended the contest on a 17-11 run.

The Lady Bulldogs made seven free throws in the final period but finished just 14-of-24 from the stripe overall. Roff made only 2-of-5 free shots.

Ryleigh Ardery led a balanced SHS offense with 14 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Trinity Bess and Jaelee Korzan also reached double figures with 12 points apiece. Erin Henderson followed with eight points for the visitors.

Roff got a game-high 16 points from Shelby Ensey. Emma Hardison followed with 12 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers. Kensington Curtis also hit two 3-point shots for her six points.