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February 22, 2013

Prep basketball roundup, Friday's schedule of games

Boys

CLASS 4A, AREA IV – The Checotah Wildcats (13-12) saw their season come to an end with a 58-56 loss to Byng in the regional consolation game.

CLASS 3A AREA III – The Eufaula boys fell into the consolation round with a 57-45 loss to Sperry at Sperry on Thursday. The Ironheads (13-11) kept the game close until finally succumbing to Sperry’s depth.

“They ran 10-12 guys at us late and wore us down,” said Eufaula coach Bradley Campbell. “We played well and were right there. But they made some big shots down the stretch and we missed some.”

Cody Faries led Eufaula with 18 points while Devin Siers had 12 points. The Ironheads look to keep their season alive when they play Adair in the consolation round at 8 p.m. tonight in Adair.

Stigler’s season ended in the consolation round to Chelsea 58-56. Stigler trailed at the half 25-20 but led by four  in the fourth quarter. Lane Thompson led Stigler (8-14) with 14 points, Seth Sandlin had 13 and Dominique Unruhcomb had 11.

In the Adair regional Keys moved into Saturday’s finals against Sperry after beating Dewey 57-50. Trevor Eubanks had 25 points and Mason Thurman had 12 for the Cougars (13-11), who are 2-0 in the postseason as they gun for a repeat state tournament trip.

CLASS 2A AREA III — Hulbert (14-11) staved off elimination at Mounds with a  72-62 victory against Dove Science Academy. Craig Potts had 20 points for the Riders while Mason Fielden had 18 and Parker Taylor 15. Hulbert gets either Chouteau or Oklahoma Union at 3 p.m. today.

CLASS 2A AREA IV —Porter fell short of the area finals this season, losing in the regional consolation quarterfinals to Howe, 51-49. Porter led 30-27 at the half. Two-time All-Phoenix MVP Jacob Richardson ended his high school career with 34 points and 12 rebounds for the Pirates (18-7).

Girls

CLASS B AREA IV – The Midway Lady Chargers remained alive in the postseason with a 44-36 win over Eagletown in Kingston in an area round consolation game.

The Lady Chargers (22-4), who need two wins for a state tournament berth, trailed 18-17 at the end of the first half before pulling out the win in the second half.

Hailee Truesdell and Haelee Crosby led Midway in scoring with nine points each.

CLASS 4A AREA IV — At Henryetta, the Checotah Wildcats (3-21) ended their season with a  43-30 loss to  Seminole 43-30. The Lady Wildcats leading scorer was Katie Smith with 18 points.

CLASS 3A AREA III – The Eufaula Lady Ironheads advanced to the regional final, outdueling Chelsea 50-49 on Thursday.

Eufaula improved to 18-6 on the season and plays Adair at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the regional final in Adair.

“It was close the entire game,” said Eufaula coach Jordan Garner. “The key was we made our free throws and they didn’t. We made 17 of 22 while they only made 11 of 21. That and some timely rebounding is what won it for us.”

The Lady Ironheads were led by Janet Hill with 21 points while Alyssa Banks added 12 points.

In other regional action, the Stigler Lady Panthers raced out to a 28-14 lead at intermission and never looked backed in defeating host Sperry 52-43 in a regional consolation contest.

Stigler (11-13) was led by Nina Echelle with 12 points and Hannah Garman with 11 points.

CLASS 2A AREA III – At Mounds, Hulbert hit the wall of No. 1 Northeast and lost 70-23. The Lady Riders trailed 33-14 at halftime and their only double-figure scorer was Tiffany Thompson with 12 points. Hulbert plays Yale tonight at 6:30 p.m. in an elimination game.

The Okay Lady Mustangs saw their season come to an end in Mounds, falling to Afton 57-29 in the regional consolation round. Bristen Graves led Okay (10-13) with 10 points.

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