By Merrick Eagleton
Stillwater News Press
GLENPOOL, Okla. —
An undefeated season and a 57-46 victory over Pond Creek-Hunter sends Glencoe back to the state tournament for the third year in a row.
The Panthers (26-0), reigning Class A state champions, beat Pond Creek-Hunter in an uncharacteristic low-scoring game at the area tournament. The Panthers built momentum off of Jake Lazenby’s 3-pointer at the start of the game. Glencoe had a 13-point edge going in to the second half.
Glencoe coach John Lazenby said he expected Pond Creek-Hunter to deliberately hold the ball. But with a 10-point lead late in the game, he said he felt confident.
“We just kind of slowed ourselves down because we knew we had enough to probably win the game,” Lazenby said.
Ty Lazenby scored 24 points for the team. Jake Lazenby added another 22. Lazenby said his team is now focused on putting together good games at the state tournament.
“We’ve got our ticket, so now we’ll prepare for three days and try to go make another run like we did last year,” Lazenby said.
Glencoe will defend its title beginning Thursday in the first round of the state tournament.
Frontier 62, Pond Creek-Hunter 43
GLENPOOL — The Frontier Lady Mustangs head in to the state tournament off of a victory over Pond Creek-Hunter.
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 13 point lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back. Marissa Goodman led Frontier with 26 points. Kristan Molina contributed 23.
Frontier will compete in the state tournament beginning Thursday. Opponent and time will be announced on the OSSAA website.
Ripley 42, Summit Christian 22
STROUD — One more win is all that stands between the Ripley Lady Warriors and the area tournament.
Ripley (20-7) defeated Summit Christian by 20 points in the regional consolation bracket. Wisper Lefthand led the team offensively with 21 points.
The Lady Warriors will play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Stroud against the winner of Depew vs. Rejoice Christian.
Pawnee 56, Oklahoma Union 29
KIEFER — The Pawnee Lady Black Bears advance to the next round of regionals in the consolation bracket with a win over Oklahoma Union.
Natalie Jensen was the leading scorer for Pawnee (12-12) with 16 points. Jaidan Alley followed with 13.
The Lady Black Bears go up against Caney Valley at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Coyle 57, Kremlin-Hillsdale 32
GLENPOOL — The Coyle Lady Bluejackets are one game away from state after defeating Kremlin-Hillsdale.
Tyra Aska led the Lady Bluejackets (21-5) to the victory with 19 points. Shilah Young followed with 18.
Coyle will face Pond Creek-Hunter at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the last round of area. The Lady Bluejackets lost 55-49 to Pond Creek-Hunter in regionals.
Perkins-Tryon 34, Oklahoma Christian School 28
PERKINS — The Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons are one game closer to the area tournament after a victory against Oklahoma Christian School.
P-T held a one-point lead throughout the first half. The Lady Demons gained their edge in the third quarter, outscoring OCS 8-6.
Bailey Wensler was the high scorer for P-T with 13 points. The Lady Demons play Luther at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Perkins for a spot in the area tournament.
Perkins-Tryon 53, Oklahoma Christian Schools 41
PERKINS — The Perkins-Tryon Demons breezed through their first game in the regional consolation bracket.
Hayden McBride led the Demons (16-4) to a victory with 17 points. Travis Cotton added 13.
P-T will face the winner of Luther vs. Chisholm at 3 p.m. Saturday in Perkins for a spot in the area tournament.
Ripley 64, Mounds 57
STROUD — The Ripley Warriors survived against Mounds in another round of playoffs.
Ripley was down by 6 points at halftime but came back in the third quarter, outscoring Mounds 21-4.
Houston Twoguns dropped in 31 points for the Warriors (16-11). Ripley will face the winner of Rejoice Christian vs. Summit Christian in Stroud at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Drummond 51, Coyle 36
GLENPOOL — The Coyle Bluejackets end their season with a loss to Drummond in the area tournament.
The Bluejackets were down by 13 in the first quarter and couldn’t make a come back.
Anthony McLeod led the game with 11 points. Chaz Newton added 8. The Bluejackets finish the season 16-13.