Tahlequah Daily Press

January 26, 2014

Tahlequah teams finish last at Moore tourney

Local basketball roundup

From Staff reports

— MOORE — Whitney Wright had 19 points, but it wasn't enough to snap Tahlequah's losing streak as the Lady Tigers lost 55-46 to Southmoore in the seventh-place game of the John Nobles Tournament on Saturday morning.

Tahlequah, having now lost eight games in a row, finished in last place in the tournament in Moore.

Trailing 26-20 at halftime, Tahlequah let the game get away in the second half.

In the boys game, Tahlequah lost to Northwest Classen, 64-52. The Tigers were led by Matt Alberty, who scored 22 points. Alex Paris was the only other Tahlequah scorer in double figures with 10 points.

The Tigers are now 4-11.

Both Tahlequah teams return home to take on Skiatook Tuesday night.



Late collapse keeps Keys girls from 3rd at Old Fort Classic

FORT GIBSON — Sand Springs' C.J. Scott drove the lane for a layup with 1.2 seconds left as the Lady Sandites beat Keys 38-36 Saturday evening in the third place game of the Old Fort Classic.

Sydni Rainbolt scored a game-high 20 points, including 10 in the second quarter, as the Lady Cougars closed the first half on an 11-2 run to lead 25-20 at halftime. Keys led until midway in the fourth quarter when Monica Foster scored to give CPHS a 36-35 lead. Neither team scored for the next 3:20 until Keys' Ali Nolan made one of two free throws to tie the game at 36.

After two missed free throws from Rainbolt with 55.7 seconds left, the Lady Sandites held the ball for the final shot which resulted in Scott's game-winner. Keys actually had a chance on a full court pass, but Taylor O'Donnell missed a layup as time expired.

Neither team shot well. CPHS was 15-of-44 from the field while Keys was 12-of-37, including 1-of-8 in the fourth quarter.

The Keys boys coaching staff failed to report information on its game.



Hulbert teams prevail on final day of Kiefer tournament

KIEFER — Jordan Gibson tallied 26 points as Hulbert outlasted Depew, 65-53, in the third-place game of the Dale Calvert Invitational in Kiefer on Saturday night.

Ricco Wynn added 17 points for the Riders, and Mason Fielden chipped in with 16 points.

As a team, Hulbert shot 19-of-43 (44 percent) from the field and eight-of-15 from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Riders, coming off a loss to Kiefer in the semifinals, are now 9-6.

The Hulbert girls prevailed in the consolation title game against Drumright, 63-42, on Saturday afternoon. Tiffany Thompson led Hulbert (10-5) with 22 points. Megan Cox poured in 13 points in the winning effort.

Hulbert took control of the game by racing out to a 33-23 halftime lead. Then a 17-10 third quarter gave the Lady Riders plenty of cushion in the second half.

Hulbert will play on the road Tuesday night at Warner.

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Shawn Hein of the Sand Springs Leader contributed to this report.