Tahlequah Daily Press

January 22, 2014

Keys nips Stilwell

Local and state briefs

From Staff reports

— STILWELL — Keys’ wrestlers picked up just enough wins to get past Stilwell, 31-27, on Tuesday night. Bo Smith (120 pounds), John Haeberle (145), Dillon Stanley (152) and Bailey Armer (195) all won by forfeit for the Cougars.

Seth Fritts (160) won by fall for Keys, which lost at 132, 182 and 285.

Keys will now be off until Friday when it wrestles at the Carmen Classic in Pawhuska.

Hulbert, Chouteau split

HULBERT — Tiffany Thompson finished six-of-17 from the floor and five-of-eight from beyond the 3-point arc for 20 points in Hulbert’s 42-32 victory over Chouteau on Tuesday night. Megan Cox added 10 points for the Lady Riders (8-4), who led 20-13 at halftime and 29-22 at the end of the third quarter.

In the boys game, Mason Fielden scored 16 points for Hulbert but the Riders lost to Chouteau, 61-47. The Riders are now 7-5.

Both Hulbert teams will next play in the Dale Calvert Invitational in Kiefer on Thursday. The Hulbert boys will take on Oaks at 2:30 while the Hulbert girls will play Depew at 4.

Oklahoma upends No. 20 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa — Aaryn Ellenberg drained a 3-pointer to start a 15-2 run in the second half that broke open a tight game and sent Oklahoma to its first win in Ames since 2008, pounding No. 20 Iowa State 75-54 Tuesday night.

The win avenged an overtime loss to the then 14th-ranked Cyclones Jan. 5 at Oklahoma.

Ellenberg drained four 3-pointers en route to 22 points and eight rebounds. She scored 10 in the breakaway run deep in the second half, and also guarded Iowa State’s Jadda Buckley (who went off for a career-high 29 on Jan. 5), holding her scoreless.

Nicole Griffin scored 12 and Sharane Campbell 10 with nine rebounds for the Sooners (12-7, 3-3 Big 12). Oklahoma outscored Iowa State 36-22 in the paint.

The Cyclones (14-4, 3-4), who have lost their last four, were led by Nikki Moody’s 18 points. Hallie Christofferson fouled out with 15 points.

OU softball team ranked No. 2 in preseason poll

NORMAN — The defending national champion University of Oklahoma softball team is ranked second in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Top 25 poll.

OU received 17 first place votes in the poll released Tuesday and is ranked behind No. 1 Tennessee.

Washington is No. 3 in the poll, followed by Florida and Michigan to round out the top five.

OU returns seven starters from last season’s national championship team that finished 57-4 overall and 15-2 in the Big 12 to earn its second straight conference title.