Stillwater News Press

January 24, 2013

Stillwater High basketball squads open strong at Shawnee tournament

By Merrick Eagleton and Andrew Glover
Stillwater NewsPress

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Heading into overtime didn’t slow down the Stillwater Lady Pioneers as they came away with a 60-53 victory over El Reno after trailing by six going into the fourth quarter.

Assistant coach Kendra League said they started pressing more in the fourth quarter.

“We started pressing and it brought our intensity and energy level up,” League said.

Senior Austyn Iven dominated in the paint with 28 points. Becca Worthy and Jenny Scarbrough combined for 19.

The Lady Pioneers (10-6) will go up against Tulsa Edison at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Stillwater previously lost to Tulsa Edison by 14 points in the Bixby Tournament, but League said the team is ready this time.

“They will pressure all over the court and they’re really quick,” League said. “They beat us once. We’re ready for some revenge.”

Stillwater 60, Choctaw 39

SHAWNEE — Stillwater’s boys team started strong and didn’t let up to finish the game against Choctaw 60-39.

The Pioneers (13-3) jumped ahead by 16 points in the first quarter. Senior Rico Thompson led the team offensively with 20 points. Caleb Watkins contributed 12 and Carson Teel had 11.

Stillwater will advance to play the winner of Norman North and El Reno on Friday. Coach Michael Davis said his team has to be ready.


Coyle 75, Oklahoma Christian School JV 53

CASHION — Coyle coach Josh Sumrall won his 200th game in a 75-53 victory over the Saints’ junior varsity in the first round of the Cashion Tournament.

“I told my guys it meant a lot to me,” Sumrall said. “They were with me during that time.”

Sumrall is in his 11th season at Coyle and has guided the Bluejackets to four state tournaments. The coach said he feels very fortunate.

“I have a had a lot of good players and teams,” Sumrall said. “Coyle schools has a good program and tradition. I wanted to continue it. My assistant coach Marcus Cooper has been with me in all those victories. So some of the credit goes to him.”

The Bluejackets (17-3) raced to a 24-3 first quarter lead and led 45-18 at halftime. Tony Aska led all scorers with 30 points. The Bluejackets play the winner of Crescent and Cashion.

Yale 70, Woodland 25

GLENCOE — The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead to beat the Cougars 70-25 in the first round of the Glencoe Tournament.

“We had a slow start shooting,” coach Rocky Kennedy said. “We picked up the pace and started knocking down shots.”

Yale led 15-6 after the first and expanded its lead to 39-10 at halftime. Brady Eberhart and Jake Winterbottom led the Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points each. Konner Fowler followed with 10.

The Bulldogs (12-2) advance to the semifinals and meet the winner of Olive and Southwest Covenant at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Ripley 65, Drumright 35

KIEFER — The Warriors secured a 65-35 win against Drumright in the opening round of the Kiefer Tournament.

Ripley (14-5) had three players score in double digits, with Caulden Greenfield leading with 16 points. Dexter Ladd and Noah Teel combined for 26.

Ripley will face Kellyville at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Coach Doug Scott said he expects a good game.

Glencoe 92, Hominy 37

GLENCOE — Glencoe, the No. 1 seed in their tournament, defeated Hominy 92-37.

The Panthers (19-0) were led by Hunter Hall with 21 points. Ty Lazenby followed closely with 20 and Jake Lazenby contributed 16.

“With playoffs coming up we will need tougher competition,” coach John Lazenby said.

Lazenby said Friday’s game against Luther at 7:45 p.m. should be tougher competition.


Coyle 66, Oklahoma Christian School JV 18

CASHION — The Lady Bluejackets had no problem with the Lady Saints’ junior varsity in a 66-18 victory in the first round of the County Line Tournament.

“We played pretty well for a middle of the afternoon game,” coach Tom Webb said. “Our post (Shilah Young) played well and got us started.”

Coyle plays Morrison in the semifinals at 4:20 p.m.

Glencoe 60, Yale 48

GLENCOE — The Lady Panthers pulled away in the second quarter of a 60-48 victory over the Lady Bulldogs in the Glencoe Tournament.

“We played well today,” Glencoe coach Stephen Castlebury said. “We played defensively about as good as we can.”

Glencoe (10-9) outscored Yale 17-6 in the second quarter to take a 32-17 halftime lead. The Lady Bulldogs (6-7) rallied in the second half but it wasn’t enough.

“We were doing pretty well until that point,” Yale coach Kevin Shellhorse said. “We got into foul trouble and kind of stalled.”

Kelsey Castlebury and Megan Krehbiel led Glencoe in scoring with 12 points each. Yale’s Brett Thomas led all scorers with 22. Glencoe advances to the semifinals and plays the winner of Newkirk and Southwest Covenant at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Yale plays the loser at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Ripley 62, Prue 35

KIEFER — A high-scoring first quarter for Ripley led to a 62-35 final over Prue.

The Lady Warriors were up by 30 points going into the second quarter and maintained the big lead.

“We jumped on them and played the JV for the rest of the time,” coach Doug Scott said.

Jaclyn McKnight led the team with 22 points and Kylie Ladd added 15.

Ripley will play Hulbert at 4 p.m. Friday.

Pawnee 61, Guymon 43

TONKAWA — Pawnee came away with a 61-43 victory over Guymon in the first round of the North Country Tournament.

Despite the win, Pawnee coach Jeff Tatum wasn’t happy with his team’s performance. Tatum said there were lots of fouls in the first quarter.

“We were a little bit flat, but an ugly win is better than a pretty loss,” Tatum said. “We need to learn how not to get so many fouls.”

The Lady Black Bears (10-4) were led by Shayla Brien with 18 points. Natalie Jensen followed with 17.

Pawnee will move ahead in the tournament to play Frontier at 4 p.m. Friday. This will be the Lady Black Bears’ fourth time to face Pawnee in two weeks.

“It should be good if we can slow down their transition and close out on the 3s,” Tatum said.

Frontier 50, Blackwell 32

TONKAWA — The Lady Mustangs defeated Blackwell 50-32 in their first game of the Tonkawa Tournament.

Frontier coach Clay Stephens said his team got out to a slow start. Frontier will play Pawnee at 4 p.m. Friday.

“Our intensity wasn’t very good, and we will have to play a lot better than that to beat Pawnee tomorrow,” Stephens said.