Phoenix Staff Reports
FORT GIBSON 71, CATOOSA 49 — The Tigers jumped out to a 33-23 lead at halftime and coasted to the conference win behind Jordan Hill’s 25 points. Jordan London added 13 and Zack Lindley contributed 12 for Fort Gibson.
POCOLA 60, STIGLER 50 — The Panthers (0-1, 0-1) had a 25-21 halfime edge but Pocola took the lead back for good at 42-41 headed into the fourth quarter.
Seth Sandlin led Stigler with 16. Domonique Unruh-Cone finished with 13 and Blaine Thomas added 11 for the Panthers.
CHOUTEAU 59, HULBERT 55 — The score was tied at 31 at the break until Chouteau’s big third quarter gave them the lead for good. Chouteau led 49-43 going into the fourth.
Freshman Mason Fielding led all four double-digit scorers for Hulbert (0-1) with 14 as Craig Potts, Chris Vance and Rico Winn finished with 13 each.
PORUM 55, BRAGGS 52 — Porum (1-0, 1-0) defeated Braggs (3-4, 0-1) in a conference opener that had a scary ending. A Braggs player was taken by ambulance from the court after a Porum player came crashing down on him while attempting a layup. Coaches who called the game in did not release the name of the players involved.
CHECOTAH 48, MORRIS 44 — The Wildcats (1-0, 1-0) survived a wild 19-7 comeback attempt during the fourth quarter after being up 41-25 through three quarters. Checotah’s Braylon Warrior finished with 18 points, Derek White had 12 and Deshawn Jackson chipped in 10.
MOUNDS 70, OKAY 68 OT — Dakota Haley’s 3-pointer for the Mustangs (0-1) sent the game into overtime but Okay fell short. Senior Nigel King led the Mustangs with 25 points before fouling out with four minutes to play in the fourth quarter and Zac Cagle finished with 15 points, 9-of-10 from the line and 5-of-5 in overtime.
FORT GIBSON 56, CATOOSA 17 — Defending 4A finalist Fort Gibson took a 23-7 lead at the break and never looked back. The Lady Tigers (1-0, 1-0) were paced by Brooke Palmer’s 12 points. Jayme Hill had nine points and Allie Glover had eight.
STIGLER 56, POCOLA 44 — Up by as many as 22 on the road in the fourth quarter, the Lady Panthers (1-0, 1-0) ousted a late rally by Pocola. Stigler (1-0) led 20-11 at the break.
Mackenzie Maxwell led the visitors with 17 and Brook Hurst chipped in 14.
OKAY 40, MOUNDS 37 — Okay (1-0) survived a late charge by Mounds in the non-conference affair after being up 24-19 at halftime. Robyn Hamner paced the Lady Mustangs with 13 and Courtney Smith finished with 10.
SALLISAW CENTRAL 77, GORE 28 — The Lady Pirates (0-1, 0-1 Big Eight) fell into a 23-point halftime deficit, trailing 38-15 and never recovered. Tristan Wood led the way for Gore with eight points.
MORRIS 69, CHECOTAH 56 — Checotah trimmed a 35-24 halftime deficit to six (49-43) but couldn’t sustain the rally in the final eight minutes of its conference battle. Senior guard Katie Smith led the way for the Lady Wildcats (0-1, 0-1) with 40 points and Kelsea Johnson added 13.
HULBERT 73, CHOUTEAU 35 — Tiffany Thompson’s 20 points topped the Lady Riders four players that scored in double figures as Hulbert (1-0) raced to a 39-14 advantage at the break.
Lindsay Kreuger finished with 13, Megan Cox with 12 and Allison Arnall with 11 as the Lady Riders’ balanced attack was too much for Chouteau in the non-conference game.
PORUM 53, BRAGGS 43 — Three Lady Panthers (1-0, 1-0) scored in double figures in the win. Kori Lindsey had 14, Caitlin Stinnett 12 and Rachel Oldham 10.
Hannah Mackey led Braggs (2-5, 0-1) with 15 points, five assists, and five steals.
TAHLEQUAH 45, MIAMI 36 – Tahlequah won five bouts by fall, two by forfeit and one by decision in a season-opening win over Miami on Tuesday.
After a 12-12 tie, Tahlequah scored 27 of the next 33 points to claim a 39-18 lead. However, Miami got within 39-30 before Tahlequah's Rusty Ballard won by fall at 220 pounds.
Thursday: Webbers Falls at Porter, Keys at Muldrow, Braggs at Kinta
Friday: Hilldale at Oologah, Fort Gibson at Vinita, Skiatook at Tahlequah, Sequoyah at Stilwell, Porter at Midway, Hulbert at Warner, Kansas at Keys, Central at Okay, Hanna at Braggs, Eufaula at Beggs, Muldrow at Stigler, Oktaha at Canadian.
Thursday: Broken Arrow at Muskogee, 7 p.m., Pryor at Tahlequah, 7 p.m., Keys, Checotah at Fort Gibson, 7 p.m.