Phoenix staff report
CLASS 5A EAST — Tahlequah's Lain Wright had 21 points, but it wasn't enough to carry the Tigers to an upset over Class 5A No. 14 Chickasha on Friday night. The Tigers suffered a 56-53 loss and were eliminated from the 5A playoffs.
E.J. Golightly led Chickasha with 21 points, and Joey Sylvester chipped in with 17 points for the Fighting Chicks (14-9). Tahlequah's season ends at 8-16.
In a game that featured eight lead changes and four ties, the Tigers had one last chance to tie the game, but a wide-open 3-point look by Kourtland McMillan was missed. Then, with three-tenths of a second left, Tahlequah's inbounds pass was batted away to end the game.
For Tahlequah, Jake Vader added nine points and 14 rebounds. Datious Dufur countered for Chickasha with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
CLASS 3A AREA I – The Haskell Haymakers survived a nip-and-tuck battle with Pawhuska to advance in the consolation bracket by beating the Huskies 53-46 in Beggs on Friday.
The Haymakers (9-15) led 38-37 at the half and managed to stay ahead of Pawhuska and will play Okmulgee at 8 p.m. Saturday in Okmulgee in a consolation semifinal. The Beggs regional started Friday due to travel issues related to the winter weather of Thursday.
Michael Love led Haskell with 14 points while Alex Wheeland and Dillon Dobbins had 12 points each.
CLASS 3A AREA III — At Okmulgee, Eufaula was eliminated by Adair 49-48. The Ironheads’ cause was hurt at the free-throw line where they were outscored 18-2. Cody Faries had 18 points and Forrest Paden and Devin Garfield had 11 points each.
In the Verdigris sub-regional, Vian remained alive beating Newkirk 45-41 with a solid defensive effort to slow Newkirk. Shane Ross had 18 points and Shawn Troutman had 10 as the Wolverines move to Muskogee Civic Center for a regional semifinal against Heavener. Both the Civic Center and Verdigris sites were delayed a day by Thursday’s weather issues
CLASS 2A AREA III — At Mounds, the Hulbert Riders watched their season end in a 71-53 loss to Oklahoma Union. The Riders (14-12) were led by Parker Taylor and Mason Fielden, each with 17 points, and Craig Potts with 13.
CLASS 3A AREA III — Playing at Adair, Keys freshman Jaylee Young had 17 points but none more important than her 3-pointer at the buzzer of the overtime period, sending the Lady Cougars (12-11) into today’s Class 3A regional consolation final against Salina with a 57-54 overtime win against Stigler.
Young was making her first start and had five 3s.
“She’d been playing with confidence this week and helping our defense,” Keys coach Mickey Duncan said. “When she gets herself going she can shoot the ball. We had the feeling, she had the feeling and it worked out for us.”
Stigler ended the season at 11-14 and missed two shots in the last eight seconds of regulation that would have won it. Turquoise McAlvain led the Lady Panthers with 15 points. Hannah Garman scored 12 and Brook Hurst added 10.
CLASS 3A AREA I – The Haskell Lady Haymakers used a 10-point scoring advantage in the third quarter to move past the Pawhuska Lady Huskies 54-48 in Beggs on Friday in the consolation round.
Haskell (10-14) trailed 23-20 at the half but outscored Pawhuska 21-11 in the third quarter to stay alive in the postseason.
Sherrell McHenry led Haskell with 20 points and 13 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season while Tashay Love finished with 11 points.
The Lady Haymakers face Lincoln Christian at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Okmulgee to see who advances to the regional consolation finals.
CLASS 3A AREA III — At the Verdigris sub-regional, Vian lost to Verdigris 48-26, being outscored on a 10-0 run after getting as close as seven in the third quarter. Erica Casey had eight points for Vian which plays Heavener at 6:30 tonight at the Muskogee Civic Center.
CLASS 2A AREA III — After losing to No. 1 Northeast on Thursday, the Hulbert Lady Riders beat Yale 56-47 and at 17-9, play Mounds in a regional consolation final at 1:30 today.
Class B Girls Area IV
Midway vs. Lomega, 6:30 p.m.
Class 6A East Girls Regional
at Muskogee HS
Muskogee vs. Broken Arrow, 1:30 p.m.
Class 5A Girls East Regional
Tahlequah vs. Chickasha, 1:30 p.m.
Class 4A Area IV
at Fort Gibson
Fort Gibson vs. Inola, 3 p.m.
Fort Gibson vs. Inola, 6:30 p.m.
Class 3A Area I
Haskell vs. Lincoln Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Haskell vs. Okmulgee, 8 p.m.
at Muskogee Civic Center
Class 3A Area III
Vian vs. Heavener, 6:30 p.m.
Vian vs. Heavener, 3 p.m.
Class 3A Area III
Keys vs. Sperry, 8 p.m.
Keys vs. Salina, 1:30 p.m.
Class 2A Area IV
Oktaha vs. Talihina, 6:30 p.m.
Oktaha vs. Talihina, 8 p.m.