Phoenix Staff Reports
OOLOGAH TOURNAMENT – One night after recording his 500th career win, Fort Gibson coach Gary Hendrix guided his boys to a 60-50 win over Inola on Saturday to win the championship of the Oologah tournament.
“We played well for the first quarter and one-half,” Hendrix said. “We led by as much as 20 in the first half until they made a run in the last four minutes. The second half, we were up as much as 19 but they outscored us 11-2 in the fourth quarter.”
Jordan Hill led the Tigers (10-2) with 32 points while Jordan London had 12 points.
The Fort Gibson Lady Tigers used their pressure defense to hold off the Oologah Lady Mustangs 43-38 in the girls’ championship game of the Oologah Tournament on Saturday.
“The pressure we put on them definitely took its toll at the end with turnovers” said Fort Gibson coach Jerry Walker. “We missed too many free throws down the stretch and gave up too many offensive rebounds. The effort defensively was good and we beat a good team on their floor which is always hard to do.”
Brooke Palmer led the Lady Tigers, 12-0 and No. 2 in the Okrankings.com Class 4A poll, with 15 points while Savannah Gray and Jayme Hill finished with nine points.
In earlier action, the Wagoner boys and girls were victorious with the boys winning the third-place game, 62-56, over Oologah while the girls won their first game of the season with a 57-46 victory over Dewey in the seventh-place game.
Byron Adams led the Bulldogs (4-9) with 21 points. Kerwin Thomas finished with 14 points while Lateze Clayton recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs (1-12) were led by two freshmen as Karrigan Kimball and Gabby Roberts tallied 14 points each. All of Karrigan’s came in the first half and Roberts added nine blocks to her statistics.
Fort Gibson and Wagoner face each other on Tuesday in Fort Gibson with the girls game starting at 6:30 p.m. and the boys to follow.
LOCUST GROVE TOURNAMENT – The Keys Lady Cougars captured fifth place in the Locust Grove tournament with an 86-60 win over Salina.
Keys (8-7) was led by Mylee Hewitt who poured in a game-high 39 points on the strength of six 3s and a 7-for-7 shooting at the free-throw line. Morgan Drywater was the only other Keys player to hit double figures as she tallied 18 points.
Keys returns to the floor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to host Catoosa.
ARKANSAS RIVER SHOOTOUT – The Warner Eagles forged a six-point lead at the half and kept the Okay Mustangs at bay in capturing the boys title at the Arkansas River Shootout.
Tim Smithson led Warner (7-6) with 15 points and Kyle Taylor had 14 points. Nigel King pave the way for Okay (5-8) with 18 points While Dakota Haley had 16 and Noah Eastwood had 10 points.
The Midway Lady Chargers improved to 13-2 with a 49-37 win over Oaks in the girls championship game of the Arkansas River Shootout on Saturday.
Hailee Truesdell was the only play to finish in double figures for Midway as she tallied 11 points.
Midway returns to the court at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Schulter.
The Okay Lady Mustangs captured third place by downing Webbers Falls 51-44.
Bristen Graves led Okay (5-8) with 16 points while Courtney Smith had 12 points. Autumn Cato had 15 points to lead Webbers Falls while Brooke Chappell and Bailey Toney had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
PITTSBURG TOURNAMENT – The Braggs boys and girls captured third place in their respective divisions of the Pittsburg tournament on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-11) beat Soper 68-67 in overtime while the Lady Wildcats (5-13) beat Hannah 55-51.
Blaine Dunlap and Payton York led the boys with 22 points each while Tatem Livingston ended the game with 11 points. The girls were led by Jaycie Ray with 18 points while Hannah Mackey and Cassi Harris finished the game with 13 points each.
Braggs hosts Webbers Falls on Tuesday with the girls’ game tipping off at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow.
HENRYETTA TOURNAMENT – The Eufaula Lady Ironheads overcame a three-point halftime deficit to win the girls’ division of the Henryetta on Saturday with a 61-51 victory over Henryetta.
Eufaula (7-4) was led by Alyssa Banks as she was the only player for the Lady Ironheads in double figures with 29 points.
The Eufaula boys captured third place at the Henryetta Tournamdent with a 51-34 win over Okmulgee.
The Ironheads (6-5) were led by Devone Garfield with 16 points while Cody Faries and Daxton Williams tallied 14 points each.
Eufaula faces Stigler on Monday.
SEQUOYAH COUNTY TOURNAMENT — Vian girls beat Gans 45-39 for third place and the Vian boys lost to Central Sallisaw, also for third. Roland boys and girls won the championships.