By Merrick Eagleton
STROUD, Okla. —
The Lady Demons continue their winning streak with a 53-37 victory over Stroud.
Perkins-Tryon (21-0) went into the second half only leading by one basket. “We were unmotivated in the first half,” P-T coach Jerry Burnett said. “We focused a little more in the second half and started playing ball.”
The Lady Demons were led offensively by McKenzie Stanford with 19 points. Jordan Gorham contributed 10, and Lacey Shipp had 9.
Burnett said finishing the season undefeated is up to the girls.
“If they want to finsih undefeated then they’ll play hard and do that,” Burnett said. “There really is no pressure.”
The Lady Demons will rematch against Prague at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Ripley 60, Mulhall-Orlando 14
RIPLEY — The Lady Warriors didn’t give up much in a 60-14 rout of the Lady Panthers.
“We played really well tonight,” coach Doug Scott said.
Ripley (23-1) led 32-6 at halftime. Kylie Ladd led the team in scoring with 18 points. Jaclyn McKnight followed with 16. Rhett Boyd led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 4.
The Lady Warriors play host to Yale at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Panthers open the district tournament with Wesleyan Christian Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Mulhall.
Pawnee 52, Pawhuska 25
PAWNEE — The Lady Black Bears jumped out early in a 52-25 rout of the Lady Huskies.
“We held them to just four points at halftime,” Pawnee coach Jeff Tatum said. “We put a lot of people in.”
Pawnee (16-5) led 32-4 at halftime. Lauren Bynum led the Lady Black Bears in scoring with 18 points. Natalie Jensen and Tori Stevens also scored in double digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
The Lady Black Bears visit Newkirk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and visits Hominy at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Cleveland 52, Yale 48
YALE — Yale couldn’t make up for a slow first quarter, falling 52-48 against Cleveland.
The Lady Bulldogs (9-11) fell behind 17-9 in the first quarter, but came back to only be down by 2 with a minute left in the game.
“We settled in after the first quarter and fought our way back into it,” Yale coach Kevin Shellhorse said.
Lexi Huff led the team with 23 points, followed by Brett Thomas with 12.
Yale will host Hennessey at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Glencoe 77, Paden 42
GLENCOE — The Panthers finished the regular season undefeated with a 77-42 win over Paden.
“We told the kids it is a great accomplishment and something to be proud of but now we want to put all of that behind us as preparation for playoffs,” Glencoe coach John Lazenby said.
Glencoe (24-0) ran a strong defense, going into the second half leading 40-15. The Panthers are ranked second in state.
“This year we committed totally to the man,” Lazenby said. “Our defense improved so much this year.”
Kagen Castlebury was the leading scorer with 25 points. Jake Lazenby and Ty Lazenby also scored double digits, combining for 25.
Glencoe will host districts and play the winner of Olive and South Coffeyville at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Mulhall-Orlando 58, Ripley 56
RIPLEY — The Panthers and Warriors fought a tough game, with the Panthers winning 58-56.
Ripley (16-8) was down by 9 points going into the second half and came back to make it two point game.
“We got behind early and caught up but couldn’t get over the hump,” Ripley coach Doug Scott said.
Ryan Boatright was the leading scorer for M-O with 25 points, and JD Cameron added 14. Dalton Watts scored 14 points for Ripley followed by Cory Sadler with 11.
M-O coach Alex Beene said his team didn’t do a good job with free throws but made up for it defending.
“We did a good job boxing out and contesting shots,” Beene said.
The Warriors will host Yale at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a non-district tournament. The Panthers will face Wesleyan Christian in the district tournament at 8 p.m. Saturday on their home court.
Pawnee 55, Pawhuska 28
PAWNEE — The Pawnee Black Bears took down Pawhuska 55-28 after juming to the lead in the first quarter.
Pawnee coach David Page said Brandon Coltharp was the top player of the night. Coltharp led Pawnee (19-1) with 29 points. He went 9 for 10 on his attempted 3-pointers. Kyle Smith contributed 12 points.
Pawnee will travel to Newkirk on Thursday.
Coyle 73, Davenport 35
DAVENPORT — Coyle clinched the conference championship by defeating Davenport 73-35.
Tony Aska was the leading scorer for the Bluejackets (19-4) with 32 points. Fidel Simpson contributed 11.
Coyle’s next game will be Saturday night in the district tournament.
Stillwater NewsPress sport reporter Andrew Glover contributed to the report.