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January 15, 2014

Prep roundup


Phoenix staff reports

Boys basketball

CANADIAN 42, OKTAHA 40 – The Tigers couldn’t keep up with the Cougars in the fourth, blowing a 32-29 lead, and being outscored 13-8 down the stretch. Dustin Leach knocked down 12 and Will Copeland added 10 for Oktaha (2-7), while Chase Shearwood led Canadian with 17 points.

HASKELL 64, CHECOTAH 59 – The Haymakers went on a 29-12 fourth quarter run to cage the Cats. Wes Davis hit a big 3-pointer with Haskell down 56-55 to give the Haymakers the lead for good. Alex Wheeland led all scorers with 21 points, while Micah Hayes pitched in 10 for Haskell (7-3).

CLAREMORE 64, TAHLEQUAH 44 – Hunter Smith had 10 points for Tahlequah (4-7). Matt Alberty and Will Carlile each had 9 in the losing effort.

CATOOSA 56, KEYS 52 – Keys was up 47-46 and couldn’t hold off a late run by Catoosa, being outscored 10-5 in the final three minutes of play. Chris Stayathome had 17, Connor Hall had 11, and Colton Cox ended up with 10 for Keys (1-5).

WARNER 38, GORE 33 – On a night where both teams had problems finding the basket, Warner’s freshman sensation Garrett Rice didn’t. Rice was the only player in double-digits with 16 leading the way for Warner (4-6).

OKAY 62, PORTER 35 – Every player for the Mustangs put in a basket on the night. Okay (8-4) have won six out of their last seven games. Darius Riggs led the Mustangs in the victory with 17 points.

PORUM 53, GANS 52 – Two late field-goals and a rebound by Austin Wright proved to be the difference for the Panthers in an over-time thriller. Wright led all scorers with 20 points for Porum (4-7). Brother Dakota Wright pitched in 13. Gans is now 4-7 on the season.

BRAGGS 70, WEBBERS FALLS 59 – On homecoming night the Wildcats played spoiler. Webbers Falls (8-6) found themselves down 16 in the fourth. Hunter Bray had an outstanding night with 24, while Darren Shanks put in 12, and Dillin Coleman had 10 for the Warriors. Braggs (9-4) handed Webbers its first conference loss.



Girls basketball

OKTAHA 64, CANADIAN 22 – Every Lady Tiger got on the scoreboard for Oktaha (9-1). Starters were out mid-way through the third with Kelsey Cantwell and Shea Lynch leading the way for the Lady Tigers with 11 points a piece. Oktaha was up 35-13 at half and never trailed.

CHECOTAH 49, HASKELL 42 – DeNora Wheeling and her 16 point performance weren’t enough to pull out the victory for Haskell (2-8). JoAnna VanBrunt pulled down 11 boards for the Lady Haymakers.

CLAREMORE 53, TAHLEQUAH 34 – The Lady Tigers were unable to over-come a nine-point halftime deficit as the Lady Zebras extended their lead in all quarters. Whitney Wright led Tahlequah (4-7) with 11 points and Kasady Glory pitched in 10.

WARNER 38, GORE 29 — Chelsey Anderson had 11 of her game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Warner, leading 25-23 at the outset, to pull away and avoid an upset against the winless Lady Pirates.

Kaylee Matthews had 12 points for the Lady Eagles (8-2). Gore (0-9) had 8 each from Jade Carley and Tristan Wood.

STIGLER 52, HARTSHORNE 33 – The Lady Panthers opened the third period on an 11-0 run to pull away for good. Hannah Garman had the hot hand on the night, scoring 20. Nina Echelle and Bailey Wilson each put in 10 for Stigler (7-4), which has pulled off five straight wins.

OKAY 46, PORTER 42 – The Lady Pirates let a one-point lead after three evaporate with Okay (3-7), going on a 10-5 run to close the game. Porter (3-7) was led in scoring by Cheyenne Marshall who had 12, and Dominique Garcia finished up with 11. Kendra Whiteday was hot for the Lady Mustangs, knocking down 17 and Blake Judkins added 9.

PORUM 57, GANS 45 – Despite players being sick from the flu, the Lady Panthers led 43-19 at the end of three quarters. All players saw the hardwood floors with Cori Lindsey leading a balanced Lady Panther scoring attack with 12. Carly Anderson put home 11 for Porum (9-3).

HULBERT 46, SALLISAW CENTRAL 44 – Tiffany Thompson poured in 21 points in the victory for the Lady Ryders.

WEBBERS FALLS 42, BRAGGS 27 – Chandler Jerrard came through big for the Lady Warriors knocking down 6-of-6 on free throws late, and finishing up with 14 points. It was a game that saw three Braggs players on the floor to end the game due to fouling out. Webbers Falls is now 6-8 with the victory on homecoming.

MIDWAY 59, SCHULTER 32 – All eight Lady Chargers saw playing time in this blowout with Midway (8-4) up 29-6 at half. Brittanie Barnard knocked down 15 while Haelee Crosby put in 14 of her own.

Schedule

BASKETBALL

6:30/8 unless noted

Thursday:

Gans at Midway

Porum at Braggs  

Friday:

Muskogee at Bixby, 6/7:30 p.m.

Keys at Fort Gibson

Morris at Haskell

Henyretta at Sequoyah

Tahlequah at Collinsville

Checotah at Okmulgee

Warner at Vian

Central at Gore

Heavener at Stigler

Hulbert at Okay

Wagoner at Oologah

Porum at Porter

Beggs at Eufaula

WRESTLING

Thursday:

Union at Muskogee, 7 p.m.