FORT GIBSON 71, JAY 64 – The Class 4A No. 6 Tigers held on late as the Bulldogs had upset on their mind. Fort Gibson led by 15 after one, and 10 at the half. Dalton Cunningham sparked a fourth quarter surge, scoring nine of his 16 points. Chris Simpson led the Tigers with 21 points while Jordan London added 15. Fort Gibson (20-3) hosts Wagoner in districts at 8 p.m. Saturday.
OKMULGEE 63, HASKELL 51 – A big fourth quarter run by Okmulgee and free throws down the stretch ended the Haymakers bid for victory in comeback fashion. Haskell led the entire first half and was down 41-40 entering the fourth. Micah Hayes led the Haymakers with 19 points and Alex Wheeland added nine. Haskell (12-10) travels to Kellyville in districts at 8 p.m. Friday.
SEQUOYAH 62, KETCHUM 42 – Sequoyah was led by Elijah Tucker and his 14 points in a well-balanced scoring attack amidst an eventual blowout. B.J. Leach had 12 and Caisen Green added 11. The Class 3A No. 5 Indians led 22-19 at the half and exploded in the second half with 40 points. Sequoyah (19-3) hosts Keys in districts at 8 p.m. Saturday.
COLLINSVILLE 62, TAHLEQUAH 45 – The Tigers trailed by seven at the end of the first quarter and could never catch up in falling to Collinsville.
Tahlequah (6-16) had one player finish in double figures with Kourt McMillan scoring 13 points. The Tigers’ next game will be at Skiatook on Thursday.
EUFAULA 47, CHECOTAH 45 – The Ironheads built a commanding 34-17 lead entering the fourth and held on despite a 28-11 Wildcat run to end the game. Checotah tied the ball game at 45-45 with under a minute to play when Devin Sears hit a big jumper to seal the victory. Sears led the Ironheads with 14 while Daxton Williams had 11 and Hunter Gott and Gage Durrett had 10 points each.
KANSAS 49, HULBERT 46 – Mason Fielden’s 23 points weren’t enough as the Riders fell short giving up 22 fourth-quarter points in the loss. Hulbert (15-8) hosts Porter in districts at 8 p.m. Friday
MULDROW 67, STIGLER 55 – With under five minutes to play, the Bulldogs took the lead for good as Stigler was forced to foul down the stretch. Blaine Thompson led the Panthers with 18 points and Gibson McAlvaine pitched in 11. Stigler (7-13) goes to Vian in districts at 8 p.m. Friday.
SALLISAW CENTRAL 39, WARNER 22 – Warner found it difficult to knock down shots, including free throws, going 1-of-10 from the stripe. Freshman Garrett Rice led the Eagles with 7 points. Warner (9-13) faces Liberty at Preston at 8 p.m. Friday in districts.
FORT GIBSON 67, JAY 42 – Savannah Gray and the Class 4A No. 1 Lady Tigers poured it on the Lady Bulldogs. Gray led all scorers with 16, while Desiree Phipps had 11 and Kabree Edgmon pitched in 10. Starters were pulled in the fourth quarter as the Lady Tigers had built a 56-30 lead. Fort Gibson remains undefeated at 22-0 and host Wagoner in Districts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
OKMULGEE 64, HASKELL 54 – The Lady Haymakers went ice-cold in the third after leading 36-32 at the half, only managing seven third-quarter points. Denora Wheeland was sharp on the night putting up 21 points and Tyrejia Shipp added 12 for the Lady Haymakers. Haskell (5-16) goes to Kellyville for districts at 6:30 p.m. Friday
SEQUOYAH 66, KETCHUM 59 – Sequoyah got off to a cold start scoring a mere eight points in the first quarter and trailed 20-8. The Lady Indians put up 44 in the next three periods as Johnett Cookson finished the game with 21 points while Andrea Ballou had 12 and Cenia Hayes ended the game with 12.
COLLINSVILLE 56, TAHLEQUAH 31 – No statistics were available at press time.
CHECOTAH 49, EUFAULA 36 – The Lady Wildcats never trailed on the night behind Marissa Proctor and 20 points for her. Jazzland Dandridge added 12 for Checotah. Erin Gray was the lone Lady Ironhead in double-digits with 15. Eufaula (10-11) goes to Oktaha at 6:30 p.m. Friday for districts.
KANSAS 60, HULBERT 36 – Tiffany Thompson knocked down 21 for the Lady Riders in a losing effort. Kansas outscored Hulbert 34-13 in the second half as Hulbert (14-9) hosts Porter at 6:30 p.m. Friday in districts.
MULDROW 43, STIGLER 39 – The Lady Panthers led a back and forth contest at the half, 20-18 but couldn’t hang on for the victory. McKenzie Maxwell led all scorers with 14 points and Bailey Wilson added 11 for the Lady Panthers. Stigler (13-8) goes to Class 3A No. 9 Vian at 6:30 p.m. Friday for districts.
WARNER 43, SALLISAW CENTRAL 36 — Down 28-23 going to the fourth, Warner rode the hot hands of Lesslie Davis and Chelsea Anderson to a come-from-behind win.
Davis had 10 of her 12 points in the quarter and Anderson eight of her 10. Raven Girty also finished in double figures with 16. Warner is 16-6 and will play districts on Friday.
COLLINSVILLE 56, TAHLEQUAH 31 — Whitney Wright led the Lady Tigers with 9.
Class A Area II
Boys semifinal (at Olive)
Pond Creek-Hunter vs. Okay, 8 p.m.
Girls semifinal (at Olive)
Porum vs. Pond Creek-Hunter, 6:30 p.m.
Girls consolation (at Olive)
Kremlin-Hillsdale at Okay, 1:30 p.m.
Class A Area IV
Girls consolation (at Kiowa)
Stringtown vs. Webbers Falls,1:30 p.m.
Class B Area II
Girls semifinal (at Braggs)
Red Oak vs. Braggs, 6:30 p.m.
Boys consolation (at Braggs)
McCurtain vs. Braggs, 3 p.m.
Union at Muskogee,6/7:30 p.m.
Tahlequah at Skiatook
A,B to be determined
Roland at Hilldale
Bethel at Checotah
Stigler at Vian
Haskell at Kellyville
Porter at Hulbert
Gore vs. Wister at Howe
Warner vs. Liberty at Preston
Wagoner at Fort Gibson
Eufaula at Oktaha
Keys at Sequoyah
Muskogee at Class 6A, Bixby
(Bartlesville, Bixby, Tulsa Washington, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Enid, Jenks, Midwest City, Muskogee, Owasso, Ponca City, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Union)
Tahlequah at Class 5A, Tahlequah
(Participants: Bishop Kelley, Collinsville, Coweta, Deer Creek (Edmond),Durant, East Central, Edison, Grove, McAlester, Tulsa Memorial, Miami, Tulsa Hale, Pryor, Shawnee, Skiatook, Tahlequah)
Fort Gibson, Checotah, Wagoner at Class 4A, Bristow
(Participants: Bristow, Cascia Hall, Catoosa, Checotah, Cleveland, Cushing, Fort Gibson, Locust Grove, Tulsa McLain, Mannford, Oologah, Sallisaw, Stilwell, Wagoner)
Sequoyah, Hulbert, Keys, Oklahoma School for Blind, Vian at Class 3A, Pawhuska
(Participants: Barnsdall, Berryhill, Blackwell, Tulsa Webster, Hulbert, Inola, Keys, Kiefer, Liberty, Morris, Morrison, Newkirk, Okmulgee, Oklahoma School for the Blind, Pawhuska, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Prague, Salina, Sequoyah, Sperry, Tonkawa, Vian, Tulsa Rogers)
Fort Gibson at 5A state, Friday/Sat.