Thursday, Jan. 23
At Tishomingo Tournament
Latta 44, Kingston 20
LATTA 14 7 12 11 — 44
KINGSTON 4 10 2 4 — 20
LATTA: Laramie Edens 21, Nelaina Baker 7, Taylor Bottoms 6, Taryn Wood 3, Krisha Young 3, Shiann Henderson 3, Diamond Hill 1.
KINGSTON: Wigley 8, Lane 8, Wakely 2, Caraway 2.
3-point goals: Wood (L)
Fouled out: none
NOTEWORTHY: Laramie Edens fired in 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Class 2A fifth-ranked Latta routed Kingston, 44-20, on Thursday in the first round of the Kingston Tournament. Nelaina Baker followed with seven points, and Taylor Bottoms chipped in six for the winners. Krisha Young collected six rebounds to go with her three points. Taryn Wood had the game’s only 3-pointer. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter and coasted to a 21-14 halftime advantage. Latta then held Kingston to two points in the third to go up 36-16, heading into the fourth.
COACH’S QUOTE: “We started slow. We were a little sluggish. We picked it up defensively in the second half. Laramie was pretty steady the whole game. We showed a lot of pride and composure,” — Latta head coach David Tinkler.
Record: Latta is 11-3.
Up Next: Latta vs. Ketchum Saturday at Muskogee Civic Center.
At STAR Tournament at Konawa
Konawa 50, Tupelo 41
TUPELO 2 14 11 14 — 41
KONAWA 15 8 11 16 — 50
TUPELO: Brittany Sanders 10, Kurston Chamberlain 8, Amber Cosar 7, Phylisha Chamberlain 6, Luci Palmer 5, Paige Vick 3, Hayley Reeves 2.
KONAWA: Raegan Scott 13, Roshawn Warrior 11, Cheyenne Galimba 10, Danielle Khoury 6, Brittany West 6, Kamry Walker 2, Dominique Lyon 2.
3-point goals: Sanders 2, K. Chamberlain, Palmer, Vick (T). Khoury (K)
Fouled out: P. Chamberlain, K. Chamberlain (T)
NOTEWORTHY: Raegan Scott tossed in 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists and had three steals as Konawa knocked off Tupelo, 50-41, for the consolation championship of the STAR Tournament on Thursday. Roshawn Warrior followed with 11 points and seven boards. and Cheyenne Galimba ended up with 10 points and three steals. Brittany Sanders led the Lady Tigers with 10 points, including a pair of treys, in a losing effort and Kurston Chamberlain added eight points before fouling out. Konawa opened up a 15-2 advantage after one quarter and led 23-16 at halftime. It was 34-27 afther three periods.
COACH’S QUOTE: “It was a good win. We played really good the first quarter, and it was kind of a roller coaster from there. We did some nice things down the stretch, hit free throws and took care of the basketball,” — Konawa head coach Gordon Garner.
Record: Konawa is 6-7.
Up Next: Konawa at Bethel Tuesday.