Lafayette Jeff came out shooting in the second half, as the Bronchos hit consecutive three-pointers and David Hanyard scored twice in transition as part of a big 17-6 Lafayette Jeff run. That allowed the Bronchos to cut the lead to 39-34, but Demarius Warren scored a nice basket on an inbounds pass to make it 41-34 after three quarters.
Lafayette Jeff’s David Hanyard was especially lethal for the Bronchos. The shifty guard finished with a game-high 20 points and connected three times from long range as Jeff made a run.
Kokomo kept the momentum going to start the fourth quarter, as Erik Bowen, Jazimar Woodard, and Cox all got into the lane for baskets in the first two and a half minutes. Woodard then got into the lane and dished an assist to Bowen, who converted an old-fashioned three-point play with the foul to make it 50-34 after an 11-0 run with 4:44 left.
“I was really proud of how we kept our composure after they came out and hit consecutive 3s,” McCauley said. “Brad Dockemeyer played probably the best game of his career and Jazimar Woodard came in and gave us a huge spark off the bench too.”
Kokomo was able to dominate the final quarter, outscoring the Bronchos 18-7 as their run after 39-34 reached 16 straight before Jeff was able to score. Lafayette Jeff’s first points of the final quarter did not come until there were less than two minutes left in the game.
Kokomo was led in scoring by 16 points from Cox, who was a stellar 7 of 10 from the field and also had five assists. Bowen finished the game with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Dockemeyer had 12 points, six rebounds, and a pair of assists.