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February 3, 2014

Local basketball capsules and box scores

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Friday, Jan. 31

GIRLS

Allen 45, Vanoss 41 (OT)

ALLEN    5      5    12    15    8    —    45

VANOSS    4    17      9      7    4    —    41

ALLEN: Charlea Leonard 16, Alison Sells 13, Sandra Howshar 8, Alycia Evans 3, Hannah Heck 3, Faith Caldwell 2.

VANOSS: Crystal Frederick 16, Taylor Smith 7, Layne Ramsey 7, Toni Prince 6, Kalli Mowdy 3, Caylin Ballard 2.

3-point goals: Sells 4 (A). Frederick 2 (V)

Fouled out: Frederick (V)

NOTEWORTHY: Charlea Leonard tossed in 16 points and Alison Sells added 13 as the Allen Lady Mustangs knocked off the host Vanoss Lady Wolves, 45-41, on Friday. Sells sank four 3-point jumpers. Allen teammate Sandra Howshar added eight points for the winners. Crystal Frederick hit a pair of treys and finished with 16 points before fouling out for Vanoss. Taylor Smith and Layne Ramsey followed with seven points apiece in a losing cause. The Lady Mustangs trailed 30-22 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring the Lady Wolves by a 15-7 margin to end regulation. Allen then doubled up Vanoss, 8-4, in OT.

COACH’S QUOTE: “We left 12 points in free throws off the scoreboard. It’s hard to beat anyone when you don’t make free throws. We played good basketball through three quarters and stopped doing the little things down the stretch, which cost us the ball game. Give Allen credit, they made some big shots,” — Vanoss head coach Dillon Snow.

Record: Allen 11-7; Vanoss 7-13.

Up Next: Vanoss at Lexingtom Tuesday. Allen at Wetumka on Tuesday.

At Wayne

Wayne 52, Stratford 47

STRATFORD    16      6    11    14  —  47

WAYNE      8    11    17    16  —  52

STRATFORD: Cheyenne Weast 19, Kathryne Alberson 8, Vanessa Cothren 7, Kara Davenport 5, Morgan Tice 3, Cheyenne Hickman 3, Leah Parker 2.

WAYNE: Caylee Clifton 29, Lack 7, Hunt 5, Powell 5, Christy Clifton 4, Spencer 2.

3-point goals: Cothren (S). Hunt (W)

Fouled out: Hickman (S). Hunt (W)

NOTEWORTHY: Caylee Clifton fired in a game-high 29 points as Wayne outlasted Stratford, 52-47, on Friday. Clifton has signed to play softball at the University of Oklahoma. Cheyenne Weast paced the Lady Bulldogs in a losing effort with 19 points. Kathryne Alberson followed with eight points and Vanessa Cothren finished with seven, including the team’s only 3-pointer. Stratford actually held a 16-8 advantage after one quarter but was outscored in each of the three remaining quarters, including 11-6 in the second, 17-11 in the third and 16-14 in the fourth.

COACH’S QUOTE: “Clifton is a good player. We couldn’t stop her. She’s a great athlete. Our girls kept fighting on the road. We were down by two with 12 seconds to go. We fouled, Clifton went to the line and hit her free throws. We’re still trying to get healthy. Leah Parker is playing hurt. Hannah McKinney hasn’t played since getting hurt. Still, I’m proud of our girls,” — Stratford head coach Jason Fulks.

Record: Stratford is 9-7.

Up next: Stratford at Wynnewood on Tuesday.

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