At Southeastern Shootout • McAlester
Coalgate 58, Valliant 54 (OT)
COALGATE ...............11 10 9 15 10 — 58
VALLIANT ................15 12 4 17 6 — 54
COALGATE: Tyler Ennis 23, Luke Palmer 20, Colt Impson 9, J. W. Stanley 3, Brent Watkins 1.
VALLIANT: Jordan 14, Ross 13, Trevor 10, Jordan 10, Blayne 4, Lorraine 3.
3-point goals: Palmer 6, Impson (C), Trevor 2, Jordan 2, Jordan 2, Ross, Lorraine (V)
Fouled Out: Blayne, Trevor (V)
NOTEWORTHY: Tyler Ennis sent the game into overtime on a putback of an offensive rebound with less than a second remaining in regulation, and he scored seven of Coalgate’s 10 points in overtime to lead the Wildcats to their fifth straight win and the tournament title. Coalgate trailed 48-45 in the final seconds when Luke Palmer was fouled on a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left. He missed the first free throw, hit the second and grabbed the rebound after missing the third on purpose. Palmer missed the putback, but Ennis grabbed the rebound and jammed it home. He then scored two quick baskets in overtime to give the Wildcats the lead and added three late free throws to seal the win. Valliant (No. 12 in Class 3A hit eight 3-pointers in the game, but Coalgate had seven, including six from Palmer, who scored a season-high 20 points.
COACH’S QUOTE: “Valliant’s a great team. They’ve got a couple of guys who can really shoot, they have a 6-8 kid in the middle, and they play good solid defense. This is a really great win for us. Our guys really played hard.” — Coalgate coach Taylor Wiebener.
Record: Coalgate 5-0.
Up Next: Coalgate at Antlers Tuesday.
At Big 8 Conference Tournament • Dibble
Wayne 56, Stratford 38
STRATFORD ..................10 9 6 13 — 38
WAYNE ...........................17 10 15 14 — 56
STRATFORD: Dalen Qualls 31, Michael Jolley 6, Adam Vanlandingham 1.
WAYNE: Tyler Swetland 18, Dillon Madden 18, Brandon Madden 13, Josh Barrett 3, Forrest Austin 2, Roy Hines 2.
3-point goals: Qualls 5 (S); Swetland 4, D. Madden (W).
Fouled Out: None:
NOTEWORTHY: Stratford freshman sensation Dalen Qualls scored 31 points and pulled down eight rebounds but the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a balanced Wayne attack. Qualls was named to the All-Tournament team, scoring 87 points in three outings.
COACH’S QUOTE: “We are really struggling to score. We need a lot more balance. But this is the youngest team I’ve ever had, so we’re going to have some growing pains. We’ll get in there and try to improve.” — Stratford head coach Mark Qualls.
Record: Stratford 1-4.
Next: Stratford at Wayne Tuesday.