Stillwater News Press


January 25, 2013

Stillwater High girls advance to championship game of Shawnee Invitational

Pioneer boys fall short in semifinals to Norman North.


SHAWNEE, Okla. —


Ripley 64, Kellyville 55

KIEFER — Ripley played an even first quarter with Kellyville but picked up the pace to win the game, 64-55.

Ripley coach Doug Scott said the team did a good job of scoring. Houston Twoguns was the high-scorer with 23 points and Caulden Greenfield followed closely with 20.

The Warriors (15-5) will compete in the finals at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. They will face the winner between Kiefer and Depew.

Pawnee 44, Mannford 42

TONKAWA — The Pawnee Black Bears made it a two-point game after being down by 9 points in the third quarter, to come away with a 44-42 victory over Mannford.

Pawnee coach David Page said the boys competed well and played together as a team .

“It was the best team we played so far this season,” Page said. “It was the first time we had to play four really tough quarters.”

The win advances Pawnee to the finals which will be held at NOC. They will face the winner between Tonkawa and Blackwell at 7:50 p.m. Saturday.

Morrison 71, Watonga 66, OT

CASHION — Both teams grabbed significant leads but the Wildcats held the final lead in a 71-66 overtime victory over the Eagles in the consolation semifinals of the County Line Tournament.

The Wildcats (8-8) received a balanced scoring effort with Kyle Collins, Ty Conklin and Jordan Quinata each scoring 22 points. Collins was 8 for 8 from the free throw line.

Morrison faces Cashion in the consolation championship at 2 p.m. Saturday.


Frontier 52, Pawnee 38

TONKAWA — The Lady Mustangs forced a scoreless first quarter from Pawnee to jump start the game, leading to a 52-38 victory for Frontier.

Marissa Goodman scored 24 points, followed by Jalissa Gum with 14. The leading scorer for Pawnee was Lauren Bynum with 11 points.

Pawnee (10-5) will play Cleveland for third place at 3:50 p.m. Saturday at NOC.

Frontier (16-5) advanced to the finals and will face Tonkawa at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This is the fourth time for the Lady Mustangs to face Tonkawa this season, with two losses and one win so far for Frontier.

Ripley 44, Hulbert 22

KIEFER — The Lady Warriors doubled Hulbert’s score to result in the 44-22 victory for Ripley.

Ripley (19-1) was up by 12 points going into the second half. Kylie Ladd led the team with 15 points and Jalyn McKnight added 9. Whisper Lefthand and Naomi Eslinger combined for 16.

Ripley will play in the championship game against Kellyville at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sports editor Jason Elmquist contributed to this story.

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