By Andrew Glover
ADA, Okla. —
The No. 8 Stillwater Pioneers had no trouble with the Durant Braves, as everyone got minutes in an 85-45 victory in the first round of the East Central Classic.
“We came out and played the way we wanted to,” coach Michael Davis said. “We started quick and got after them and forced a lot of turnovers.”
The Pioneers had five players in double figures with Jared Dickey leading the team with 16. Stillwater had a strong performance from freshman Jordan Brown, who scored 14 points.
“Brown played strong,” Davis said. “I think he had a double-double. We need him to step up. He is third man in our rotation at post.”
The Pioneers play the winner of Ada and Sapulpa at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Glencoe 83, Maysville 33
EARLSBORO — The Panthers’ offense was too much for the Warriors in an 83-33 victory in the first round of the Earlsboro Tournament.
The Panthers had five players in double figures with Kagen Castlebury leading the team with 18.
Glencoe plays Vanoss in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m.
Yale 68, Newkirk 34
YALE — The Bulldogs had no problems with the Tigers, as they won 68-34 in the first round of the Walking F. Ranch Classic.
“Our kids played well,” coach Rocky Kennedy said. “We played together and defended well.”
Yale pulled out to an 18-8 lead after the first quarter and ran away with the game from there. Brady Eberhart led the team with 18 points. Shane Smith, Braxton Wade and Konner Fowler each scored 8 points.
The Bulldogs (7-1) face the winner of Preston and Liberty at 8:40 p.m. Friday.
Southwest Covenant 58, Frontier 50
MORRISON — The Mustangs played competitive but couldn’t pull out a victory against the Patriots in a 58-50 loss in the first round of the Mike Kerr Classic.
“We played pretty good for us,” coach Bob Weckstein said of his 2-12 team.
Landon Norman led the team in scoring with 23. Talon Harris followed with 17.
The Mustangs open play in the consolation bracket against Copan at 12:20 p.m. Friday.
Perkins-Tryon 65, Little Axe 21
BETHEL — The Lady Demons easily disposed of the Lady Indians 65-21 Thursday in the first round of the CD Warehouse Tournament.
“We came out and set the tone early,” coach Jerry Burnett said. “The starters didn’t play most of the second half.
P-T routed Little Axe 21-0 in the first quarter. Jordan Gorham led the team in scoring with 20. McKenzie Stanford also scored in double-figures with 10.
The Lady Demons play Bridge Creek at 4:20 p.m. today.
Pawnee 54, Southwest Covenant 29
MORRISON — The Lady Black Bears jumped out and didn’t look back in a 54-29 victory over the Patriots Thursday in the first round of the Mike Kerr Classic.
Though Pawnee coach Jeff Tatum was happy with the win, he didn’t like his team’s intensity.
“We didn’t show up and weren’t excited about playing,” Tatum said. “We were coming off that big win against Frontier and were a little flat.”
Pawnee’s defense stepped up in the second half and put away Southwest Covenant. The Lady Black Bears had a balanced scoring effort with seven players scoring. Natalie Pincen led the team with 14.
“We had other people step up and do some good stuff,” Tatum said. “We played well on defense and held them to 11 points with 4 minutes left in the third. I was able to put some subs in and give them a chance to score.”
The Lady Black Bears (6-2) play Afton at 4:20 p.m.
Frontier 70, Tonkawa JV 29
MORRISON — The Frontier Lady Mustangs proved to be too much for Tonkawa JV in a 70-29 victory in the first round of the Mike Kerr Classic in Morrison.
“Their JV team played hard but struggled scoring points,” Frontier coach Clay Stephens said. “We shot the ball better and played better.”
The Lady Mustangs (10-4) are the top seed. Marissa Goodman led the team in scoring with 21 points. Frontier also received scoring contributions from a move-in Dana Black, who made four 3-pointers.
Frontier plays the winner of Copan and Morrison at 7 p.m. Friday.
Glencoe 44, Vanoss 33
EARLSBORO — The Lady Panthers pulled away in the second quarter and stopped a rally from the Lady Wolves in a 44-33 first round victory at the Earlsboro Tournament Thursday.
Coach Stephen Castlebury said his team’s defensive pressure was key to victory.
“We forced 24 turnovers by halftime,” Castlebury said. “It helped us get a lot of easy buckets. Our effort was tremendous.
Kelsey Castlebury led the team in scoring with 17 points. Jenny Hutchinson followed with 9.
The Lady Panthers face tournament host Earlsboro, who is ranked 10th in Class B at 4 p.m. Friday.
Agra 46, Butner 41
DAVENPORT — The Lady Bear Cats pulled away in the third quarter of a 46-41 victory over the Lady Eagle.
“It was back and forth in the first half,” coach Jon Peveler said. “We took over halfway through the third and got up by 11. They didn’t get closer than four.”
Agra led by one after the first but trailed 23-22 at halftime. The Lady Bearcats outscored the Lady Eagles 12-4 to take a 34-26 lead after three. Hannah Thompson led the team in scoring with 20 points and was a strong force defensively with five blocks.
The Lady Bearcats (6-6) play Depew at 4 p.m. Friday.
Newkirk 73, Yale 51
YALE — Shots were hard to come by as the Lady Bulldogs fell 73-51 to the Lady Tigers in the first round of the Walking F. Ranch Classic.
“We missed a lot of easy shots,” coach Kevin Shellhorse said. “They hit 17 of 19 free throws. That hurt us and makes it difficult to win ball games.”
Newkirk jumped out to a 16-7 lead and built on it. Yale trailed 33-19 at halftime and wasn’t able to rally. Lexi Huff led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points. Jimmie Roach and Brett Thomas each scored 13.
The Lady Bulldogs (4-4) face the loser of Oklahoma Bible Academy and Preston at 1:40 p.m. Friday.