, Muskogee, OK

December 21, 2013

Prep roundup

Phoenix staff reports

Boys basketball

CHECOTAH 70, BEGGS 60 – At Beggs, the Wildcats were led by the scoring of Deshay Bear with 22 points, Jason Ellen’s 14 points, and Cameron Pipe and Deshawn Jackson scoring 10 each on their way to victory against Beggs on Friday night.

Checotah outscored Beggs 10-0 in the first quarter and maintained the margin throughout the game. The Wildcats (3-1) are off until Jan. 3 when they play Eufaula.

WEBBERS FALLS 43, PORUM 37 – At Porum, Darren Shanks scored 16 points to lead the Warriors past Porum. Austin Wright scored 18 points for the Panthers. Porum (2-5) is off until Jan. 3 when it will play host to Arkoma. Webbers Falls is off until Jan. 6 when it returns to the hardwood to host Midway.

CANADIAN 71, WARNER 35 – At Canadian, K.T. Parker scored 10 points for Eagles in falling to Canadian. Canadian took the lead early and never let up. Warner (2-3) is off until Jan. 7 when it travels to play Okay.

BRAGGS 64, UNION CHRISTIAN 59 – At Braggs, Peyton York had 23 points, eight assists, five steals, and five rebounds, while Blaine Dunlap made 7 of 10 shots from the three-point line for 21 points to lead Braggs to victory. The Wildcats (6-3) are off until Jan. 6 when they play host to Porum.

OKMULGEE 73, HASKELL 49 — Okmulgee  hit its first four 3-point shots for a 12-2 lead and never looked back as the Haymakers fell to 4-1.

OKAY 49, SALLISAW CENTRAL 46 – Dakota Haley nailed back-to-back 3s with two minutes left and Austin Skiles made both free throws with 10 seconds remaining to carry the Mustangs to the victory.

Haley finished with 11 points for Okay (4-3, 2-1 Big Eight) and was one of three Mustangs to finish in double figures. Darius Riggs led Okay with 20 points while Zac Cagle had 13 points.

The Mustangs do not play again until they meet the Warner Eagles on Jan. 7 in Warner.

Girls basketball

OKTAHA 50, WILBURTON 47 – The Lady Tigers remained undefeated for the season with the win over Wilburton to capture the championship of Hartshorne Tournament.

Oktaha, 6-0 and No. 10 in the Class 3A poll, was led by Jaylie Roper with 18 points and Shea Lynch with 13.

Roper was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Lynch earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady Tigers are off until Jan. 6 when they will begin play in the Shriners Tournament.

OKMULGEE 70, HASKELL 48 – Despite the scoring efforts of Denora Wheeland with 18 points and Joanna VanBrunt with 12, the Lady Haymakers fell at Okmulgee. After trailing 32-18 at halftime, Haskell outscored Okmulgee 22-14 in the third quarter and eventually cut the lead down to four points. However, foul trouble hurt Haskell late in the game, allowing Okmulgee to pull away with the win. The Lady Haymakers (1-3) will host Roland at 4:30 p.m. today.  

BEGGS 70, CHECOTAH 39 – At Beggs, Katelyn Donothan led the Lady Wildcats with 12 points. After trailing  40-30 at halftime, Checotah fell farther behind in the second half. The Lady Wildcats (2-2) are off until Jan. 3 when they return to host Eufaula.

KEYS 52, CATOOSA 50— At Keys, the Lady Cougars won a tightly-contested battle with Catoosa, thanks to Syndi Rainbolt’s 23 points. Keys (2-2) will host Vian tonight.

PORUM 69, WEBBERS FALLS 43 – At Porum, the Lady Panthers were led by the scoring of Shelby Smith with 14 points, while Shailan Toney had 13 and Laramie Girty added 10 as Porum won in convincing fashion. Autumn Cato scored 15 points to lead Webbers Falls.

Although the game was close in the first half, Porum outscored Webbers Falls 42-23 in the second half to secure the victory. The Lady Panthers are off until Jan. 3 when they host Arkoma. Webbers Falls is off until Jan. 6 and return to the hardwood to host Midway.

WARNER 54, CANADIAN 20 – At Canadian, Chelsea Anderson and Kaylee Matthews scored 11 points each to lead the Lady Eagles to a dominant win over Canadian. Warner led 32-7 at the half and never looked back. The Lady Eagles (4-1) are off until Jan. 7 when they will travel to play at Okay.

UNION CHRISTIAN 61, BRAGGS 37 – At Braggs, the Lady Wildcats fell to Union Christian despite the scoring efforts of Christin Perry with 14 points and Jaycie Ray with 11 points. Braggs (2-9) will be off until Jan. 6 when they play host to Porum.

SALLISAW CENTRAL 64, OKAY 32 – Summer Milligan led Okay with nine points.


MUSKOGEE 50, SAPULPA 15 – Led by five wrestlers who pinned their opponents, the Roughers dominated the Chieftains in a district dual on Friday.

Freshman Darius Lewis bumped up from 160 pounds to 170 and recorded Muskogee’s first pin on the night in the second period of his bout. Cori Andrews (195), Elijah Pettey (220), Adonis Cole (Hvy.) and Xavion Taylor (120) were the other four Roughers who recorded pins. The dual meet started at the 126-pound class.

Two Roughers recorded major decisions with Jacobe Smith winning at 160 and James Buckhanan at 182. Winners by decision for Muskogee were Xavier Taylor at 132, Gustavo Huerta at 138, Dawaylon Barnes at 145 and Shawn Tillman at 106.