MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

June 9, 2013

Area sports briefs


Phoenix staff, wire reports

Hilldale football benefit Saturday



A golf scramble benefitting the Hilldale football program is Saturday at CobbleStone Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $50 per person, $200 per team. Top prize is $400. Various other prizes including OU football tickets. Lunch will be provided.

 

Connors golf event wrapped




The team of Bill Fisher, Jamies Fisher, Bradley Fisher and Ron Creason won the Connors State College Athletic Department Golf Scramble Saturday at Cobblestone Golf Course.

The team fired a 54, defeating the second place  team of Team Lewis by two strokes with a 56 with Team Armstrong placing third with a 57, take third in a four-hole playoff.

A total of 12, 4-man teams  competed in the tournament.

 

Sparks defeat Shock in OT



LOS ANGELES   — Kristi Toliver scored 21 points and Lindsey Harding added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Tulsa Shock 76-69, in overtime on Saturday night.

Toliver made a long jumper to give the Sparks (2-1) the lead for good at 68-67. Harding made four free throws in overtime and an impressive right-hand scoop shot that pushed it to 74-69. The Shock (1-5) were held to three points and one field goal in overtime.

Glory Johnson led Tulsa with 17 points and rookie Skylar Diggins had 10. Three of Tulsa’s five losses have come in overtime this season.

Sequoyah High grad Angel Goodrich had two points for Tulsa.



NCAA track wrap



Oklahoma senior Tia Brooks and Oklahoma State junior Natalja Piliusina each won national titles at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Brooks repeated as the shot put champion with a throw of 62 feet, 1/2 inch on Saturday.

Piliusina won the women’s 1,500 with a time of 4:13.25. The women’s team title was won by Kansas.

Arkansas’ men’s track and field team finished third and the women’s team eighth. The men’s team finished behind co-champions Florida and Texas A&M in the championships that ended Saturday in Eugene, Ore. The Razorbacks’ 1,600 relay team placed second.

The Razorback women’s team won the 1,600 relay while Kansas won the team title by 16 points over second-place Texas A&M in the women’s championships.