Phoenix staff report
MUSKOGEE 51, JENKS 18 — Muskogee recorded seven pins en route to toppling the Trojans at the Jenks gym on Tuesday night.
Emfrain Arteaga at 106 pounds, Xavier Taylor (120), Micah Foster (138), Jacobe Smith (160), J.T. Andrews (170), Haden Kolmer (182) and Nigel Harris (220) recorded the pins.
The Roughers also got a technical fall from Chase Soper (126) and a major decision by Dawaylon Barnes (145) in beating the Trojans.
“This was not a do or die match for us, but it was definitely a big win,” associate coach Dan Jefferson said. “Our kids are wrestling hard and doing the things we need to do to win.”
Muskogee (6-2, 2-0 in 6A-6) competes in the Yukon Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Roughers are a win away from qualifying for dual state. It comes down to the 7 p.m. Tuesday match at Ron Milam Gym against Sand Springs.
“Sand Springs has really strong kids and I think it will be a nip and tuck match,” Jefferson said. “I really believe where they are strongest that we’re right there with them.”
STIGLER 56, WILBURTON 46 – The Stigler Lady Panthers evened their Black Diamond Conference record at 2-2 with the win over Wilburton.
Stigler, 7-6 overall, were led by Dylan Bryant and Blaine Thompson with 14 points each while Dominique Unruh-Cone had 11 points.
The Panthers return to action at 8 p.m. Friday when they host Talihina.
BRAGGS 56, WEBBERS FALLS 49 – The Braggs Wildcats (8-11, 2-5 Riverside Conference) pulled out to a 34-17 lead at the half in beating the Webbers Falls on Tuesday. Braggs was led by Payton York who had 25 points while Blaine Dunlap finished with 14. The Wildcats will take a 10-day break before hosting Gans on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.
KEYS 66, CATOOSA 47 — Trevor Eubanks scored 25 points and Peyton Ragsdale 17 as Keys (10-5, 4-3) won after leading 23-13 at the half.
EUFAULA 49, CHECOTAH 48 — The Ironheads (7-6, 3-1) won a Big Eight Star Conference game against the Checotah Wildcats, who fell to 7-6 after an 0-3 run in the Shrine Classic.
The Ironheads had two players in double-figure scoring. Forest Paden led with 13 points and Devin Siers had 12 points. For the Wildcats Braylon Warrior was high-point man with 25 points.
VIAN 61, OKTAHA 55 — Oktaha’s troubles from the Bedouin Shrine Classic finals continued with a road loss to Vian (4-4). The Tigers (12-2) have now lost back-to-back games.
The Wolverines had three players in double digit scoring, led by Shane Ross with 22 points. Christian McIntosh had 20 points for Oktaha.
SEQUOYAH 59, CASCIA HALL 54 — At Cascia Hall, the Indians (8-4) had three in double-figure scoring. Caisen Green had 14 points, Ryan Helsley had 13 and BJ Leach had 11. For the Commandos, Bryant Saxon had 14 points.
OKTAHA 67, VIAN 21 — The 2A No. 4 Tigers (13-1) rebounded from a Shrine finals loss to beat the Wolverines (6-3). Jaylie Roper had 23 for Oktaha.
HULBERT 49, CHOUTEAU 24 – The Hulbert Lady Riders raced out to a 12-point halftime advantage and kept the Chouteau Lady Wildcats winless on the season with the win in Chouteau.
Hulbert (10-4) was led by Tiffany Thompson who finished the game with 19 points.
The Lady Riders are off until 6:30 p.m. Friday when they travel to Vian.
CLAREMORE 48, TAHLEQUAH 47 – A 17-point halftime deficit, and 16 missed free throws, was too much for the Class 5A No. 5 Tahlequah Lady Tigers as they were upset at Claremore.
Tahlequah (7-6, 3-2 Metro Lakes) had one player hit the double-figure mark as Jhonett Cookson finished with 10 points.
The Lady Tigers continued Metro Lakes action at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a game at Skiatook.
WARNER 50, GORE 29 – The Warner Lady Eagles improved to 5-8 on the season with the win over the Gore Lady Pirates.
Three players finished in double figures for Warner, who earned its second Big Eight Conference win against three losses, with Raven Girty, Caitlyn Goodson and Kaylee Matthews finishing with 10 points each. Gore (0-9, 0-5 Big Eight) saw Morgan Linduff finish the game with 10 points..
Warner is off until 7:30 p.m. Monday when they play Porum in the Porum Tournament. Gore hosts Sallisaw Central at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
WEBBERS FALLS 44, BRAGGS 41 – The Webbers Falls Warriors grabbed their third win of the season with the win at Braggs. Braggs (5-15, 1-6 Riverside) saw Jaycie Ray lead the way with 13 points.
EUFAULA 78, CHECOTAH 38 — The Lady Ironheads (9-4, 2-2) got a Big Eight Star Conference win over the Lady Wildcats (1-11, 0-5).
Eufaula had four players score in double figures with Alyssa Banks leading the way with 20 points. Ashlyn Turner finished with 13 points, Janet Hill with 12 points and Jessie Gott rounding out the double-figure scorers with 10 points.
OKAY 44, PORTER 34 — The Lady Mustangs (6-8) had three players score nine points each with Bristen Graves, Courtney Smith and Robyn Hamner. The Lady Pirates (3-8) got a game-high 16 from Tanisha Crenchael.
WILBURTON 44, STIGLER 47 — The Lady Panthers (6-7,3-1) won a Black Diamond Conference game against the Lady Diggers (11-4, 3-1), getting 16 points from Mckenzie Maxwell. Bailey Wilson had 11 points. Leading the Lady Diggers was Kelby Moon with 20 points.
MIDWAY 58, SCHULTER 28 — The Midway Lady Chargers (14-2) defeated the Schulter Lady Bulldogs (0-12) behind 14 points from Zadie McElhaney, 11 from Haelee Crosby and 10 from Brittanie Barnard.
CASCIA HALL 55, SEQUOYAH 43 —The Lady Indians (7-5) fell to the No. 5 Lady Commados (13-2). Courtney Jones and Loren Young both had 11 for Sequoyah. Lesl Spcerl had 26 for Cascia.
KEYS 62, CATOOSA 46 — The Lady Cougars (9-6) had three in double figures, led by Sydney Rainbolt with 17. Madison Martin’s 15 was tops for Catoosa.