AGRA, Okla. —
Cushing 45 Blackwell 39
CUSHING — The Tigers grabbed the lead early and made free throws late to pull out a 45-39 victory over the Maroons.
“We built a 17-point lead and Blackwell made a run to cut it down to three,” coach Bob Tanner said. “We made some free throws down the stretch.”
The Tigers (9-5) led 24-10 in the first half and held a 31-20 lead at the end of the third quarter. Drew Wilson led Cushing in scoring with 20 points. Nick Tanner followed with 14.
Cushing visits Glenpool at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pawnee 64, Newkirk 39
PAWNEE — Kyle Smith scored 17 points as the Pawnee High School boys basketball team overcame a slow start to beat Newkirk 64-39 Friday.
After leading 29-19 at halftime, the Black Bears outscored Newkirk 23-7 in the third quarter to put the game all but out of reach.
Along with Smith, Nathan Brock and Ryland Moore each scored 10 points while Vagus Penny added 7.
Pawnee will play Frontier on Monday.
Ripley 79, Oilton 31
RIPLEY — The Warriors jumped out to a double digit lead and didn’t look back in a 79-31 victory over the Panthers.
“The guys jumped out and played well,” Scott said. “A lot of people were involved and that’s fun.”
Ripley led 19-4 after the first and 44-12 at halftime. Dexter Ladd led the team in scoring with 19. Noah Teel contributed 14 and Caulden Greenfield scored 11.