Stillwater News Press

January 26, 2013

Lady Pioneers fall to 5A's top team Shawnee in title game

By Merrick Eagleton
Stillwater NewsPress

SHAWNEE, Okla. — The Stillwater High Lady Pioneers failed to keep up the pace against Class 5A’s top-ranked team Shawnee, falling 51-18, losing the championship game of the Shawnee Invitational.

After falling behind 9-1 in the first quarter, the Lady Pioneers (11-7) were able to tie it up at 9 during the second quarter but the momentum stopped there.

Stillwater coach Carl Treat said his team played well during the first half but didn’t execute in the second.

Scoring was low for Stillwater. The Lady Pioneers were outscored by 14 points in the third quarter. Lauren Stettnisch led the team with 6 points, followed by Kayla Klaus with 5.

“We weren’t able to function like we needed to on offense,” Treat said.

Senior Austyn Iven, who contributed 4 points, earned all-tournament team honors.

Treat said the loss showed the Lady Pioneers’ weak areas, like trying to stop Shawnee senior Micaela Yu who earned 16 points for the Lady Wolves.

“Shawnee showed us some things we need to work on for the playoffs,” Treat said.

 Stillwater is off until Friday when it will face Bishop McGuinness at 6:30 p.m. in the homecoming game.

Stillwater 57, Coweta 44

SHAWNEE — Rico Thompson scored 21 points and pulled down 9 rebounds as the Stillwater High School boys basketball team beat Class 5A No. 3 Coweta 57-44 Saturday for third place in the Shawnee Invitational.

“We needed to bounce back,” Stillwater coach Michael Davis said. “We had our eight-game winning streak snapped (Friday) and we have to move on. Now we’ve got a one-game streak going.”

Freshman Jordan Brown added 12 points for the Pioneers (14-4), who used a 13-8 run in through the second quarter to take a 32-24 lead. Brett Budke also tallied 8 points.

Rico Thompson earned all-tournament team honors for the Pioneers, who will be off until Friday’s homecoming contest against Class 5A No. 1 Bishop McGuinness.

Boys

Glencoe 69, Yale 56

GLENCOE — The Panthers kept their undefeated season alive as they pulled away in the second quarter for a 69-56 victory over the Bulldogs in the championship of the Glencoe Tournament.

“We were up by nine at halftime and started the third quarter strong and got our lead up to 18,” Glencoe coach John Lazenby said. “It was a great matchup and we needed that kind of competition.

Jake Lazenby led all scorers with 22 points. Konner Fowler led the Bulldogs with 19. The Panthers visit Woodland and Yale visits Morrison on Tuesday.

Frontier 65, Ponca City JV 35

TONKAWA — The Mustangs claimed seventh place in the North Country Tournament with a 65-35 victory over the Wildcats JV. Jayson Ratliff led the Mustangs in scoring with 15 points and was one of four double digit scorers. The Mustangs (4-18) host Oklahoma Bible Academy on Tuesday.

Perkins-Tryon 63, Seminole 42

PERKINS — The Perkins-Tryon Demons claimed third-place in the 66 Conference Tournament with a 63-42 victory over the Seminole Chieftains. Caleb White led the Demons in scoring with 14. P-T will visit Meeker on Tuesday.

Cashion 78, Morrison 58

CASHION — Morrison fell 78-58 to Cashion in the consolation championship game of the County Line Tournament. Kyle Collins was the leading scorer for the Wildcats (8-9) with 24. Morrison will play Yale on Tuesday.

Coyle 66, Community Christian 53

CASHION — The Bluejackets’ beat Community Christian 66-53 to take home the third-place trophy of the County Line Tournament. Tony Aska was the high-scorer for Coyle (17-4) with 23 points. Coyle goes to Oilton to play on Tuesday.

Girls

Coyle 36, Oklahoma Christian School 34


CASHION — Coyle won the championship of the County Line Tournament, beating Oklahoma Christian School 36-34. Shilah Young led the Lady Bluejackets (13-7) with 13 points. Coyle will travel to Oilton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tonkawa 42, Frontier 33

TONKAWA — Turnovers and rebounding hurt the Lady Mustangs in the second half of a 42-33 loss to the Lady Buccaneers in the championship of the North Country Classic.

Frontier (16-6) led by four at the end of the first and maintained its lead in the second. Tonkawa outscored Frontier 15-7 to take a 34-30 lead into the fourth. Marissa Goodman led the Lady Mustangs with 19 points. The Lady Mustangs host Oklahoma Bible Academy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Yale 51, Luther 29

GLENCOE — The Lady Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to win the Glencoe Tournament consolation championship 51-29 over the Lady Lions. Lexi Huff recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 assists. Yale (8-7) visits Morrison at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pawnee 44, Cleveland 23

TONKAWA — The Lady Black Bears earned third place in the North Country Tournament, defeating Cleveland 44-23. Natalie Jensen led the team offensively with 11 points. Pawnee (11-5) will face Perry on its home court at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sports reporters Andrew Glover and Nick Snow contributed to this story.