Phoenix Staff Reports
JOHN NOBLES TOURNAMENT — Tahlequah (5-11) wound up seventh on the boys side, defeating Northwest Classen 78-60 behind Lain Wright, who led with 27 points. Wright was also 12-of-14 from the free-throw line and had six rebounds. Dalton Cunningham had 18 and Jake Vader 14 to go along with seven boards. Tahlequah outscored NW Classen by 10 in the second and led 36-21 at the half.
On the girls side, the Tahlequah Lady Tigers beat Ponca City 52-39 for the consolation title.
Tahlequah (10-6) was led by Randee O’Donnell who poured in a game-high 20 points.
KIEFER TOURNAMENT — Hulbert freshman Mason Fielden ripped the nets for 33 points including 20 in the second quarter, as the Riders rolled to a 68-55 win over Oaks in the consolation finals on the boys side of the Dave Calvert Tournament at Kiefer. Hulbert led 30-9 at the half. John Hamby had 11 points for Hulbert, now 10-8.
PORUM TOURNAMENT – The Midway girls and the Gore boys captured third place in their respective brackets.
The Lady Chargers (16-3) outdistanced Warner Lady Eagles (5-10) 39-21 while the Pirates (6-9) took care of Keota 63-47.
Zadie McElhaney and Hailee Truesdale led the way for Midway with 12 points each while Raven Girty and Brook moses were Warner’s leading scorere with five points.
Gore had two players in double-figures with Derrick Jestice tallying 19 points and Jake Johnson with 18 points.
The Warner boys captured the consolation title, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 44-29 win over Porum.
The Eagles (9-8) held a 27-23 lead heading into the final stanza before outscoring the Panthers (8-8) 17-6 to put the game away.
Warner was led by Grey Denton who finished with a game-high 11 points. Austin Wright led Porum with 9 points.
The Porum girls fell to McCurtain 61-55 in the girls’ seventh-place game. Caitlin Stinnett led the Lady Panthers (7-7) with 16 points and Keisha Miller had 15 points.
TRI-STATE TOURNAMENT – The Sequoyah Lady Indians broke open a tight game in the second quarter on their way to a 51-29 win over Kansas to win the Tri-State championship at Jay on Saturday.
Sequoyah (12-5) led 11-6 after the first period but outscored Kansas 19-10 in the second to take a 30-16 advantage into the locker room.
The Lady Indians were led by Audrey Ballou who finished with 16 points while Courtney Jones added 13 points, Jones was named the tournament’s MVP and Ballou was selected to the all-tournament team.
The Sequoyah boys were not to be outdone as they downed the Kansas boys 72-57 to win the title in the boys division.
Sequoyah (12-5) saw tournament MVP Ryan Helsley lead the way with 33 points. B.J. Leach added 19 points and Trisen Green, named to the all-tournament team, finished with 11 points.
VIAN 44, KEYS 40 – The Vian Wolverines improved to 6-7 with the win over Keys.
Shawn Troutman had a team-high 19 points to pace Vian while Shane Ross chipped in with 10 points.