By Mike Kays
Phoenix Staff Reports
SEQUOYAH 90, MCALESTER 87, 2 OT – Sequoyah’s Caisen Green connected for 25 points, 18 coming in the two OT periods. The Class 3A No. 5 Indians (5-1) found themselves down 13 to start the fourth. Zach Parish put up 17 and Quinton Johnston finished with 15. The defensive effort pressured McAlester late and allowed a mere four points in the final period of regulation.
EUFAULA 51, MORRIS 47, OT – Daxton Williams two free throws with 5 seconds to go put the Ironheads up four and sealed the victory in overtime. Eufaula (3-1) got solid efforts all around from Gage Durrett and his 12 points, while Devin Siers put in 10 of his own.
HASKELL 69, BEGGS 63 – Alex Wheeland led all scorers as he poured in 26 for the Haymakers. Wes Davis added 18 for Haskell (4-0), which remained undefeated on the season.
HENRYETTA 77, CHECOTAH 73, 2 OT – The Knights’ Chet Caywood rocked the rim hitting 30 points and Riley Berry piled up 18 for Henryetta (4-1). Dayton Ellis’ 25 and Cameron Pipe’s 20 weren’t enough for Checotah (2-1). Caywood knocked down 9 of 10 from the stripe in the second over-time period to assure no third OT was needed.
BRAGGS 63, PORTER 60 – It was a back and forth game all night that was decided by an 11-4 run by Braggs (5-3) in the final three minutes. Payton York rained shots all night in a 27-point effort shooting 11-of-13 from the foul line. Rowdy Ensminger had 16 and Brodey Igert put in 12. The Pirates were led by Matt Garcia’s double-double putting up 13 points and pulling down 13 boards. Dean VanVors knocked down 14, and Nick Jenkins and Bracey Kilgore each had a baker’s dozen.
SALLISAW CENTRAL 37, VIAN 32 – Eric Casey and the Wolverines couldn’t get going in their opener. Casey was the lone player in double figures.
TAHLEQUAH 69, PRYOR 62 – Matt Alberty’s 30 points and 11 rebounds led the way for Tahlequah (2-3). Will Carlile had 19 points, but it was the 9 points from Hunter Smith off the bench that sparked the victory for the Tigers.
LOCUST GROVE 82, KEYS 41 – Tyler Roland and Mason Fine each had 15 points for the Pirates. Keys’ Chris Stayathome led Keys (0-3) with 13 while Colton Cox finished up with 11. The Pirates led at halftime 45-19.
VIAN 51, SALLISAW CENTRAL 39 – On opening night for the Lady Wolverines, Erica Casey put in 15 points. It was a close contest throughout with Vian (1-0) pulling away in the fourth. Desiree Moon chipped in 14 points and Nese Walters added 12.
BEGGS 68, HASKELL 34 – The Lady Haymakers experienced some growing pains in getting doubled up. Haskell (1-3) lost two key starters for the season early. DeNora Wheeland came through with 18 points and Nikki Young put up 6 for the Lady Haymakers,
SEQUOYAH 76, MCALESTER 54 – The Class 3A No. 3 Lady Indians rolled to victory behind their leading scorer and freshman, Cenia Hayes, She poured in 16 on the night for Sequoyah (5-1). Audrey Ballou hit 19 and Johnette Cookson tallied 18, The Lady Indians’ defense pressured the ball hard on the night forcing numerous turnovers and fast break points.
PORTER 38, BRAGGS 31 – Porter (2-3) rebounded from three straight losses behind Tanisha Carmichael’s 14-point performance and 12 from Cheyenne Marshall. The game was tied with four minutes to play and the Lady Pirates were solid at the line down to the wire going 9 of 14 to pull away. Jacie Ray led Braggs with 13 and Kristen Perry pitched in 10.
HULBERT 66, GORE 29 – The Lady Riders opened up a huge lead by starting off the third period on a 23-4 run, and they never looked back. Hulbert (4-1) was led by Tiffany Thompson’s 29 points. Megan Colvin added 11. Freddee Phillips was the only Pirate in double figures with 10.
TAHLEQUAH 58, PRYOR 32 – Whitney Wright’s 11 first quarter points ignited the Lady Tigers to victory. She finished with 12 and knocked down 3 shots from downtown. Tahlequah (3-2) outscored Pryor by 13 points in the first and final periods. Kacady Glory registered 9 for the Lady Tigers.
GANS 64, MIDWAY 44 — Midway (4-3) trailed 27-18 at the half and couldn’t catch up as it ends the pre-holiday portion of its schedule. Haelee Crosby was the lone scorer in double-figures for the Lady Chargers with 16 points.
MORRIS 64, EUFAULA 47 — Eufaula fell to 2-2 with the loss. No other information was available.
FORT GIBSON SWEEPS — The three-time state champion Lady Tigers beat Shawnee 102-60 and the Tigers took out Shawnee 108-45.
On the girls side, Whitney Stroup was first in the 200 freestyle and second in 100 backstroke; Kyla Martin, first in 100 free and second in the 50 free; Sara Nichols, first in 100 backstroke, second in 100 free; Delainie Terrell was first in 100 butterfly and third in 50 free; Audrey Ross first in 200 individual medley and second in 100 breast stroke; Shelby Jackson, first in the 400 free and second in 100 butterfly; Lauren Martin, third in 400 free and third in 100 breast stroke; Katie Sain, second in 200 IM and third in 100 butterfly. Fort Gibson also swept the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
For the boys, Dalton Martin was first in 400 free and first in 100 breaststroke; Brandon Walker, first in the 50 and 100 free; Myles Wood, first in 100 butterfly, second in 100 backstroke; James Huggins, first in 100 backstroke, first in 200 free; Connor Schapp, first in 200 IM; Wyatt Moore, second in 200 free, third in 100 butterfly; Jordan Diebold, second in 100 breaststroke, fourth in 100 free; Kobe McElmurry, second in 100 butterfly, fourth in 400 free; Jacob Martin, third in 400 free, fourth in 200 IM. The Tigers also swept the relays, winning the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free.
FGHS returns to action in January.
CHECOTAH OPENS — In the program’s debut, the Wildcats competed at a triangular dual at Greenwood, Ark., and went 2-1 on the day.
Checotah beat Fort Smith Southside 60-30, lost to Greenwood, Ark., 49-21 and beat Van Buren, Ark., 60-24.
Top performers for Checotah were Kyle Arteberry at 113 pounds, Seth McKibbin at 120, Brent Richmond at 170 and Hunter Collins at 220, all of whom finished the day 3-0.
Checotah is at the Poteau Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Oktaha at Hartshorne Tournament: Girls - Oktaha vs. Hartshorne 5:30 p.m. Boys- Oktaha vs. Hartshorne, 7 p.m.
Porter at Webbers Falls
Stigler at Muldrow
Noah at Oktaha
Sand Springs at Muskogee (6/7:30 p.m.)
Hilldale at Fort Gibson
Haskell at Okmulgee
Checotah at Beggs
Catoosa at Keys
Gore at Cave Springs
Okay at Central Sal.
Grove at Wagoner
Kellyville at Eufaula
Webber Falls at Porum
Warner at Canadian
Union Christian at Braggs
Muskogee at Sapulpa, 7 p.m.