Stillwater News Press

January 31, 2014

Ripley sweeps Agra; Cushing boys win overtime thriller

By Merrick Eagleton
Stillwater News Press

AGRA, Okla. — The Ripley Lady Warriors more than doubled Agra’s score for a 40-19 win on the road.

The Lady Bearcats (8-12) fell behind in the first quarter, trailing Ripley 12-3. At halftime, the Lady Warriors were up by 15 points. Ripley increased its lead in the third quarter with a 13-3 run.

Wisper Lefthand put up 14 points to lead the Lady Warriors offensively. Naomi Eslinger followed with seven. Agra was led by Faith Condrey with five points. Baylee Murray and Whitney Herrmann each added three for the Lady Bearcats.

Ripley will travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to face Coyle at noon Monday. Agra will host Carney at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

In the boys game, the Ripley Warriors followed the girls lead and defeated Agra 49-25.

It was a close game throughout the first half. Agra trailed by only one at halftime. The Warriors came out in the third quarter and increased their lead to seven points. Ripley went on a 20-3 run in the final quarter to end the game.

The Warriors were led by Hoston Twoguns with 17 points. Josh Willson also added eight, and Cory Sadler scored seven. Mason Rickner was the leading scorer for the Bearcats with 10.

Agra faces Carney at home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ripley will play Coyle in Chesapeake at noon Monday.



CUSHING — Cushing had a slow night, but it didn’t keep the team from a victory against Mannford.

It was a low-scoring game to start, but the Cushing defense continued to stop Mannford. The Lady Tigers (6-8) outscored Mannford 10-2 in the last quarter.

Karlie Jones led Cushing with 11 points. Erin Ahrberg followed with six and Brooke Hightower contributed five. The Lady Tigers will travel to Bristow at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  


TONKAWA — The Glencoe Lady Panthers ran up the scoreboard but still couldn’t keep up with Tonkawa.

Glencoe (14-6) trailed by 20 points, 53-33, at halftime. The Lady Panthers tried to make a comeback, leading 21-14 in the third quarter, but couldn’t carry the momentum into the fourth.

The Lady Panthers were led by Chelsea Lazenby with 25 points. Megan Krehbiel also scored double digits, adding 12. Glencoe will host Paden at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


GARBER — The Lady Wildcats played a close game with Garber but came away with the win on the road.

Morrison (8-8) led 32-24 at halftime, and held Garber to 19 points during the second half. Shana Walls and Kalie Vernon led the Lady Wildcats with 14 points each. Jacey Bales follwed with 12.

Morrison will travel to Waukomis at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Morrison     19    13    15    4    —    51

Garber        14    10    8    11    —    43

Morrison (8-8): Walls 14, Vernon14, Bales 12, Lovely 6, Coleman 3, Martinez 2.

Garber: Garrett 15, Brannon 12, Wedel 8, Oiler 6, Beebe 2



CUSHING — Cushing came back from a slow start to defeat Mannford in overtime.

The Tigers were down by eight point during the first quarter, but came back in the second, leading Mannford 15-6. Cushing was up by one at halftime. The game was tied at the end of the fourth, forcing overtime. Jai Conley scored two points in overtime for the one-point advantage and to secure the win over Mannford.

Conley led the Tigers with 15 points. Drew Wilson wasn’t far behind with 14. Cushing will play at Bristow at 8 p.m. Saturday.


COYLE — The Coyle Bluejackets held Oilton to single-digit scoring in each quarter in a win their homecoming game.

Coyle started off strong with a 21-point lead in the first quarter. The Bluejackets maintained a steady pace throughout the game and outscored Oilton 18-7 in the second half.

Chaz Newton was the leading scorer or Coyle with 18 points. Anthong McLeod had nine. The Bluejackets will play at Chesapeake against Ripley at noon Monday.  


YALE — The Bulldogs defeated Luther with a strong second half.

Yale was up by two at halftime. The Bulldogs held Luther to only six points in the third quarter, leading 15-6.

Brady Eberhart led with 22 for the Bulldogs. Yale will face Frontier at 8 p.m. Friday.


GARBER — Morrison defeated Garber in a high-scoring game on the road.

Morrison led by seven at halftime and increased its lead in the second half. Jordan Quinata led the team with 29 points.

Morrison will travel to Waukomis at 8 p.m. Tuesday.