Phoenix Staff Writer
JERRY OQUIN TOURNAMENT — At Inola, Fort Gibson’s girls survived in overtime against Oologah, 46-42, and advanced to the finals Saturday night.
The Lady Tigers (5-0) recovered from a three-shot free throw conversion that sent the game into overtime tied at 40 as Cheyenne Johnson had four of their six overtime points to beat Oologah 46-42 onThursday. Grace Parker had two.
Johnson for the game finished with 12, just short of Brooke Palmer’s team-high 15. Allie Glover and Savannah Gray had six points each.
“We didn’t shoot well but they were very patient and spread the floor well,” FGHS coach Jerry Walker said of Oologah. “We just kind of survived.”
FGHS plays Verdigris at 7 p.m. Saturday.
In the other game, the Sequoyah Lady Indians (3-1) were down 27-16 at the break and just couldn’t get on track losing to Verdigris, 61-37. Loren Young and Courtney Jones topped Sequoyah’s scoring with 11 each while Jakkie Wright finished with six. The Lady Indians play Oologah in the third place game at 4 p.m.today.
On the boys side, Sequoyah survived to win 78-71 in overtime against Inola in one semifinal.
The Indians advance to take on 3A No. 3 Verdigris in the tournament finals on Saturday night at 8:30.
Sequoyah (3-1) was led by Ryan Helsley's 31 points and 15 rebounds. B.J. Leach added 24 points for Sequoyah, while T.J. Jones poured in 13. With the game tied at 70 at the end of regulation, Sequoyah responded by outscoring Inola 8-3 in overtime.
GREENLEAF TOURNAMENT — Kinta took its halftime lead en route to the 42-23 victory and keep the Lady Pirates winless after three games. Peyton Thomas led the Lady Pirateswith seven points.
Hulbert got off to a hot start and never looked back in beating Webbers Falls 53-30 in the second round of the girls winner’s bracket. Tiffany Thompson led the Lady Riders (4-0) with a game-high 18 points and Lindsey Kruger contributed a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Hulbert’s Allison Arnall finished with five points, four rebounds, six assists and six steals.
Webbers Falls woke up at halftime after being tied with Oaks at 19 to advance to the consolation game with the 51-39 victory. The Warriors’ Jordan Sharp finished with a game-high 26 points.
Webbers Falls plays the winner of Braggs and Porum on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Porter (4-1) got a huge performance from Jacob Richardson in the 65-48 win over Hulbert to advance to the championship game. Richardson scored 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished seven assists. Wendell Brown had nine points and seven rebounds. The Pirates took a 40-18 lead at halftime.
Hulbert (2-2) was led by 22 points from Rico Winn and Craig Potts finished with 10.
Porter will now play the winner of Kinta and Gore on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
KEYS INVITATIONAL — The host Cougars (4-1) punched their ticket to the championship game after a 54-51 overtime win against Vinita. The contest was tied at 51 with thirty seconds left to play on a Trevor Eubanks bucket to send the game into overtime. Eubanks and Tyler Blankenship combined for the three points in overtime.
Peyton Ragsdale led Keys with 23 points. The Cougars play Muldrow at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Keys’ Lady Cougars also reached the championship game after beating Poteau, 45-43. The Lady Cougars jumped out to an early 19-11 lead after one period but Poteau responded with a 12-5 second quarter to get back in it. Keys’ Mylee Hewitt proved to be too clutch for Poteau, scoring nine fourth-quarter points including a late layup with 17 seconds left that broke the 43-43 tie.
Hewitt finished with 19 points and Sydney Rainbolt chipped in 15. Keys faces Muldrow in the championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
CROWDER TOURNAMENT — Oktaha led 18-7 after one quarter and 39-15 on its way to the 77-28 victory over Tushka. Shea Lynch led the Lady Tigers (6-0) with 15. Lanessa Grayson added 13 and Kelsey Cantwell chipped in 10 for Oktaha. The Lady Tigers face Wilburton in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
LIBERTY TOURNAMENT — Haskell boys were the lone winner among four local teams playing here.
Haskell raced to a 14-6 advantage over Liberty after the first quarter and cruised to the 55-42 win.
Haskell’s Alex Wheeland led all scorers with 23 points and Michael Love just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds. The Haymakers play Beggs at 5:30 p.m. today.
Haskell’s girls scored 20 points in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Lincoln Christian, losing 73-53. Sherell McHenry scored 17 and Madison Cheatham added 10 for Haskell (0-2). The Haymakers will play the Kellyville-Mounds loser at 1 p.m. today.
Overwhelmed by turnovers and missed layups, Okay’s girls lost to Keifer 52-22 after trailing by only five (22-17) at the half. Robyn Hamner’s eight points were tops for the Lady Mustangs, who lost for the first time in four outings. Okay plays Beggs-Liberty loser at 10 a.m. today.
Okay’s boys lost to the top seed in Keifer’s boys 60-36, after trailing at halftime 26-18.The Mustangs (1-3) were led by Nigel King’s 11 points and 10 from Zac Cagle. Okay faces Kellyville at 2:30 p.m. today
KIOWA COWBOY CLASSIC — Kiowa outmatched Midway (0-4) taking a commanding 46-4 lead at the break on their way to the 61-6 victory. The Chargers scored four in the first quarter and two in the fourth. Kacee Scruggs, Roper Selby and Riley Anderson all scored two each for Midway. The Chargers will face Stringtown at 3 p.m. today.
The Midway Lady Chargers outscored Caddo JV 16-9 in the first quarter and a 22-4 in the second on their way to the 60-31 win in the first round. Hailee Truesdell led Midway with 16 points and Joanna Vanbrunt added 12. The Lady Chargers (3-1) will play Smithville today at 4:20 p.m.
FGHS GIRLS FIRST, BOYS SECOND — Fort Gibson girls took first with 444 points and the boys finished second to Bixby with 372 points at the Bixby Invitational. Bixby boys won with 416.
The Lady Tigers won all three relays and the boys took first in the 400 meter freestyle, second in the 200 meter freestyle and third in the 200 meter medley.
Hali Martin took first in the 200 meter freestyle and 400 freestyle. Sara Nichols finished first in the 200 meter intermediate and backstroke. Kyla Martin came in first in the 50 meter freestyle and second in the 100 meter freestyle. Leslie White placed first in the breastroke and second in the 100 meter butterfly. Whitney Stroup took home first in the 100 freestyle and second in the 200 freestyle.
On the boys side, Brandon Walker won the 100 meter freestyle, and placed second in the 50 freestyle. Dalton Martin finished first in the 200 meter intermediate and second in the breastroke. Connor Schapp placed first in the backstoke, James Huggins finished second in the 400 meter freestyle and Derek Cookson placed third in the 100 meter freestyle.
Stigler at Eufaula (6:30/8)
Locust Grove at Wagoner (6:30/8)
Boys: Event Center: Stilwell vs. Grove, 5:30 p.m.; Checotah vs. Hilldale, 8:30 p.m.
Old Gym: Rejoice Christian vs. Roland JV, 5:30 p.m.; Hilldale JV vs. Morris, 8:30 p.m.
Girls: Event Center: Roland vs. Morris, 4 p.m.; Hilldale vs. Grove, 7 p.m.
Old Gym: Checotah vs. Stilwell, 4 p.m.; Morris JV vs. Rejoice Christian, 7 p.m.
Jerry Oquin Tournament at Inola
Boys: Fort Gibson vs. Siloam Springs JV, 5 p.m.
Girls: Sequoyah vs. Oolgah, 4 p.m.
Greenleaf Tournament at Porum
Girls: Braggs vs. Porter, 4:30 p.m.; Porum vs. Oaks, 7:10 p.m.
Boys: Braggs vs. Porum, 5:50 p.m.; Kinta vs. Gore, 8:30 p.m.
UKB Tahlequah Tiger Invitational
Boys: Muskogee vs. Enid 11:30 a.m.; Sand Springs vs. Sapulpa, 2:30 p.m.; SOYLA vs. Coweta, 5:30 p.m.; Moore-Sand Springs winner vs. Tahlequah, 8:30 p.m.
Girls: Muskogee JV vs. Sand Springs, 10 a.m.; Southeast vs. Yukon, 1 p.m.; Moore vs. Tahlequah, 4 p.m.; Muskogee vs. Rogers (Ark.) Heritage, 7 p.m.
Boys: Okay vs. Kellyville, 2:30 p.m.; Haskell vs. Beggs, 5:30 p.m.
Girls: Okay vs. Beggs-Liberty loser, 10 a.m; Haskell vs. Kellyville-Mounds loser, 1 p.m.
Kiow a Cowboy Classic
Girls: Midway vs. Smithville, 4:20 p.m.
Boys: Midway vs. Stringtown, 3 p.m.
Muskogee at Perry Tournament