Lady Trojans Cinch Frisco Conference Title
Kiefer Girls Remain Undefeated Razing Mounds 72-35
68-34-Score Trojan Boys Notch 17th Win on the Eagles
BY JOHN BROCK
Kiefer Lady Trojan head coach Cory Campbell and team have achieved regular season perfection of twenty two games won, without blemish and this is not an everyday (or even an every decade) occurrence.
“They have told me that the last time a Kiefer basketball team went undefeated was 1986,” Campbell said just after clinching the Frisco Conference title Tuesday night in the Trojans’ stunning 72-35 victory over Mounds High’s varsity program.
On Friday February 16 District Play commences in Kiefer with the Kiefer Event Center fieldhouse hosting Haskell Makers-of-Hay and Commerce High Tiger teams Friday, with Kiefer facing the winner on Saturday the 17th.
Mounds too is hosting Frisco District Conference games Friday and Saturday with Warner High Eagles and the Canadian High Cougars coming in to determine the best of the three.
The Lady Eagle basketball program is a Frisco Conference 2A powerhouse in their own right, state ranked 6th, just one place behind Kiefer and unblemished, but for the tussles with the Trojans on the hardwoods this year.
In both meetings this season (and in the second head-to-head confrontation in Kiefer Town last season) the Trojans have advanced huge opening quarter offensive surges upon the Lady Eagles and Mounds in each contest went oppo on the offenso–shooting, rebounding and ballhandling terribly each time in the opening eight minutes.
Trojan Coach Campbell detailed his gameplan for Mounds. “I felt we really needed to pressure those Mounds guards and we really needed to keep (our center) Melton out of foul trouble. I am proud of every one of the players out there. Mounds is an excellent team and I hope we can wind up meeting them again in the next place,” (2A state tourney) he said.
Kiefer utilized both of their taller than six footers (Mikayla Melton and Lauren Ramey) effectively on zone defense underneath the net, denying Mounds uber-powerful senior post player Raven Blackbear first period scoring in the paint. The remaining smaller stature Lady Trojans proved quite adept at stopping Mounds speedy sprite guard Cheyenne Crain from cutting and juking her way anywhere near to the rim and net.
Kiefer girls had no slump in the scoring points department with four players making double figures marked by the scorebook.
Owasso girls conquer Chieftains
OWASSO –– The Owasso Lady Rams raced out to a early 12-4 lead over Sapulpa Tuesday night at home and maintained the lead throughout the game enroute to a 53-42 victory over the Lady Chieftains. The loss drops Sapulpa’s season record to 11-11 before hosting Jenks for its final game then entering the Class 6A playoffs in Regionals back at Owasso against Shawnee.
Trailing 12-4, Taylor Dement scored a basket before Owasso added a score for the 14-6 score at the end of the first quarter.
Dement added a pair of free throws on the opening possession of the second quarter before Torre Delaney sank a 3-pointer . After a defensive stop, De’Asia Thomas added a basket in the paint as Sapulpa closed the gap to 16-13.Owasso answered with an 8-0 run to push the margin back to double figures. Sapulpa trailed 26-14 at the half.
The Rams opened the second half with a pair of baskets before DeShawnti Thomas scored with a nice move in the paint and Delaney hit again from beyond the arc to cut the deficit to nine. Again Owasso responded with five straight points.Owasso led 38-28 at the end of three and put the game away with a 9-0 run to open the fourth quarter.
Sapulpa continued to play hard before coming home with the loss against the highly ranked Owasso girls.
Delaney and DeShawnti Thomas led the Lady Chieftains with nine points apiece, Dement followed with eight, Temira Poindexter six, Kiarra Brooks five points, De’Asia Thomas and Ray Osborn rounded out the scoring with three points apiece.
Rams run up score on Sapulpa
OWASSO –– The Owasso Rams handed Sapulpa its worse loss of the season 91-50 Tuesday night in Owasso with sharp shooting from beyond the arc. The Rams recorded 16 3-pointers on its way to the blowout victory over the Chieftains. The Owasso players played well, but the Rams coaching displayed poor sportsmanship leaving its starters in the game until the 3:38 mark in the fourth quarter. Trailing 69-33 at the end of the third quarter Coach Rickey Bruner substituted the JV boys into the game to start the fourth quarter while Owasso left all its starters on the floor for more than four more minutes of the final quarter to extend the lead to a 48 point margin.
Owasso got on the scoreboard first before Lajuan Hughes 3-pointer gave Sapulpa its only lead of the night. The Rams hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter to lead 22-14 at the end of one as Hunter Hoggatt hit a pair of shots from beyond the arc to keep Sapulpa within striking distance.
Eli Williams and Isaiah Sanders got into the scoring column in the second as Owasso extended the lead to 39-24 at the half.
The Rams blew the game open with a 9-2 run to open the second half. Owasso closed the third quarter on a 17-2 run as Jacoby Durant scored Sapulpa’s lone basket for the 69-33 score.
Owasso starters added three more 3-pointers in the fourth against the Chieftains JV squad. Sanders scored late for Sapulpa for the final score.
Lady Ponies win OT game
BEGGS –– The Kellyville Lady Ponies escaped Beggs with a 59-58 overtime victory over the Lady Demons Tuesday night on the road.
The game saw several lead changes before Kellyville outscored Beggs 11-10 in the OT period to bring home the victory. Breana Marts scored a career high 28 points for the Lady ponies.
Beggs led 13-11 at the end of one before Kellyville clung to a 27-26 edge at the half.
Beggs outscored the Ponies 10-8 in the third to take a one point edge into the fourth before Kellyville battled back to send the game in overtime.
The Lady Ponies got the job done in the extra period to gain momentum heading into the playoffs this weekend at Jones.
Kailyn Bearpaw followed Marts in scoring with 11 points, Sarah Jones and Jade Upshaw with six points apiece, Amanda Asanuma four, Alyssa Hawley and Cierah Jones rounded out the scoring with two points each.
Kellyville boys bow to Beggs
BEGGS –– The Kellyville Ponies are trending in the wrong direction with a 75-58 loss against the Beggs Demons Tuesday night on the road before entering the district playoffs Friday night at Jones.
The two teams battled to a 11-11 tie at the end of the first quarter. Kellyville produced 20 points in the second as Tanner Clayton got hot from the field and Jordan White added baskets in the paint. The Ponies led 31-26 at the intermission.
Beggs defensive adjustments at the halftime break paid dividends as the Demons outscored Kellyville 19-8 in the hthird to take a 45-39 lead into the final eight minutes.
Beggs maintained its momentum in the fourth quarter outscoring the Ponies 30-19 to pull away for the double digit victory in front of their home crowd.
Clayton led Kellyville with a 14 point performance, White followed with 13 tough points attempting to shoot over the Demons 7’ center, Brayden DeGraffenreid added nine, Jacob Heath and Josh Godell with six points apiece, Jeramy Hicks five, Colton Ayers three and Carson Brown rounded out the scoring with two points.
Sahoma bowlers post big scores
SAPULPA –– Several area bowlers posted impressive scores this week at Sahoma Lanes. Men’s 700 Club members included Jake Sutterfield 768, Kyle Biggs 749, William Wimmer 718, Josh Eastom 757 and Ernie Steagall 750.
Johanna Miller was the only female in the Women’s 600 Club with a game of 607.
Sahoma Seniors with solid scores included Mark Funderburk 699, Tom Hallford 613, Danny Comer 596, Steve Trotter 651, Brian Marler 598, Ken Gibson 583, Jack Lancaster 554, Gary Miller 596, Bob Hendrick 597, Ron Hillsberry 558, Don Seanard 565, Hershel Thompson 576, OD Wingard 560, Rita Wilson 611 and Beverly Hudgins 508.
Sahoma Youth Bowlers with impressive scores were Cooper Ward 678, Caleb Judy 504, Jennifer Thompson 566, Camdyn Clark 559, Evan Shaw 525, Zach Hathaway 514, Camryn Matlock 528, Chris Billisingsly 534, Glen Williams 547, Gage Roberts 542 and Gunner roberts 548.
Late Score Costs Sapulpa Chieftains Against Jenks
The Sapulpa Chieftains baseball team suffered a 6-5 loss against the Jenks Trojans this week. Cody Rossman recorded a hit and RBI for the Chieftains as both teams put one run on the scoreboard in the second inning. Jenks took a 2-1 edge in the third before scoring three runs in the fifth to extend its lead to 5-2 over Sapulpa.
Andrew Merrihew had three quality at bats for Sapulpa.
Rees Kidd recorded a pair of strikeouts while on the mound and Garrett Estes threw six first pitch strikes during the Tuesday game on the diamond.
Sapulpa Senior Scramble Tuesday results
1. Jim Ellis, Ken Gaylor, David Ostrander, Leon Pritchard 62
2. Wayne Johnson, Mel Gilbertson, Mark Nelson, Keith Bacon, 62
3. Steve Carlile, Bud Musser, Ken Rentz, Bob Phillipe, 64
4. Melvin Fox, Bill Cruikshank, Floyd Threat, 64