Phoenix Staff Reports
ARKANSAS RIVER SHOOTOUT – The Okay Mustangs rode the scoring of Nigel King to a 63-40 win over Watts in one semifinal to advance to the championship game while the Warner Eagles had three players in double figures to beat Oaks 77-56 in the other.
King finished with 28 points as the Mustangs improved to 5-7 on the season, pulling away in the second half after leading 29-25 at intermission. Zac Cagle was the only other player for Okay to finish in double figures with 14 points.
Warner (6-6) was led by Kyle Taylor with 20 points while Tim Smithson and K.T. Parker rounded out the double-figure scorers with 19 and 11 points, respectively.
Okay and Warner will meet in the championship game at 7:15 p.m. today
On the girls side, the Midway Lady Chargers used a balanced attack to advance to the championship game with a 42-19 victory over Webbers Falls in the first girls’ semifinal. The Okay Lady Mustangs fell to 4-8 with a 43-37 loss to Oaks the other semifinal.
No one finished in double figures for Midway (12-2) but had five players score at least five points with Hailee Truesdell finishing with nine points while Kristy Sawvel had eight points.
In the Lady Mustangs loss, Bristen Graves led Okay with 17 points. Midway and Oaks meet in the championship game at 6 p.m. today while Okay will play Webbers Falls in the third-place game at 3:30 p.m. today.
The Porum Lady Panthers pulled out a 37-36 win over the Warner Lady Eagles in consolation play on Friday.
Kaylee Mathews was the only player for the Lady Eagles (4-8) to finish in double figures with 11 points. Warner next takes the floor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gore.
SEQUOYAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT – The Stigler boys took the consolation title with a 54-44 win over Sallisaw on Friday.
The Panthers (5-6) were led by Dominique Unruh-Cone with 16 points. Stigler next plays at 8 p.m. Monday at home against Eufaula.
The Stigler girls suffered a 44-41 loss in overtime to Sallisaw Central in the consolation final after the two teams were tied at 37-37 at the end of the fourth quarter.
Turquoise McAlvan led the Lady Panthers (5-6) with 14 points while Brook Hurst had 11 points. Stigler hosts Eufaula at 6:30 p.m. Monday.