By Merrick Eagleton
COYLE, Okla. —
Ripley made a comeback in the second half to defeat Coyle 32-27.
The Warriors trailed by eight points at halftime but played a strong second half, scoring 21 points after halftime to gain the lead. Ripley’s defense limited Coyle to only 2 points in the third quarter and only 6 in the fourth.
Houston Twoguns led the Warriors with 15 points. Ryan Weathers and Anthony McLeod each scored 8 points for the Bluejackets.
Ripley will host Carney following the girls game Saturday. Coyle faces Davenport at home at 8 p.m. Jan. 7.
MULHALL-ORLANDO 79, CARNEY 44
CARNEY — The Panthers played a consistent, high-scoring game to come away with the win against Carney.
M-O doubled Carney’s points in the first quarter and led by 19 at halftime. The Bulldogs continued to trail throughout the second half and were outscored by 12 points in the third quarter.
M-O was led by Ryon Boatright with 24 points while Hadley Bryan put up 19.
Carney will play against Ripley following the girls game Saturday. M-O hosts a tournament Jan. 9-11.
PAWNEE 71, PERRY 46
PERRY — Perry was defeated by the Black Bears on their home court.
Pawnee gained a strong lead in the second quarter, outscoring Perry 21-7. The Black Bears had another strong quarter in the fourth, increasing their lead by another 10 points.
Giden Gardner scored 31 points to lead the Black Bears. Nathan Brock connected for 17 points.
The Maroons play Tonkawa at 8 p.m. Jan 7. Pawnee will host Frontier at 8 p.m. Jan. 6.
CUSHING 51, CLEVELAND 48
CUSHING — Cushing gained control of the ball with 4.7 second left in overtime and scored on a 3-point shot by Jai Conley to beat Cleveland.
The Tigers lost their three-point lead off a stolen pass and foul that sent Cleveland to the free throw line late in the fourth.
The shot sent the game into overtime, and Cleveland took the lead early.
“Cleveland came out and hit three right at the beginning,” Cushing coach David Day said. “We kind of fought back and got the lead. It was a great way to go into the break.”
Drew Wilson led the Tigers with 25 points. Trevor Brandle contributed 8.
Cushing will face Perkins-Tryon at 8 p.m. Jan. 7.
DAVENPORT 63, AGRA 52
DAVENPORT — The Bearcats couldn’t keep up with Davenport, falling by 11 points.
Agra trailed by six points after the first quarter and failed to match Davenport’s scoring for the rest of the game. Dalton James led the team with 13 points. Dalton Rigers, Mason Rickner and Gavan Jones each scored 9 points.
Agra will travel back to Davenport to play in the Davenport Tournament on Jan. 9.
PAWNEE 35, PERRY 30
PERRY — Natalie Jensen led the Lady Black Bears to a victory over Perry.
Jensen scored 10 of Pawnee’s total points. Tori Stevens and Kerstie Day each added 7 and Hannah Burkett followed with 6.
The Lady Maroons will face Tonkawa at home at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
Pawnee will host Frontier at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6.
MULHALL-ORLANDO 60, CARNEY 41
CARNEY — Mulhall-Orlando came out strong in the second half, securing a win over Carney.
The Lady Panthers only led by one at halftime, but outscored Carney by 20 points in the second half.
Karissa Pfieffer led M-O with 21 and Brittany Blankenship also scored 0 points for the Lady Panthers.
Carney plays again against Ripley at 2 p.m. Saturday. M-O hosts a tournament Jan. 9-11.
CLEVELAND 41, CUSHING 34
CUSHING — The Lady Tigers struggled with defense in a loss against Cleveland.
Cushing wasn’t able to stop Cleveland’s leading scorer, who had 25 points. Karlie Jones was the high-scorer for Cushing with 14 points. Hannah Burris contributed 7.
The Lady Tigers will go up against the Perkins-Tryon Demons at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
RIPLEY 32, COYLE 28
COYLE — The Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bluejackets after trailing by three in the first quarter.
Ripley tied the game at 11 going in to the second half and the third quarter secured the victory for Ripley. Naomi Eslinger led the Lady Warriors with 11 points.
Coyle was led offensively by Shilah Young with 12 points. Shelby Jennings also scored 8.
Ripley will travel to Carney to play at 2 p.m. Saturday. Coyle hosts Davenport at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
DAVENPORT 57, AGRA 36
DAVENPORT — The Bearcats didn’t measure up against Davenport.
Agra trailed each quarter, falling behind by 7 points by halftime. Taylor Roe led Agra with 10 points and Faith Condrey followed with 7.
The Lady Bearcats will play in the Davenport Tournament on Jan. 9.