Tishomingo 36, Coalgate 34
COALGATE 10 4 9 11 — 34
TISH 12 0 13 11 — 36
COALGATE: Malory Walker 14, Jordan Helton 7, Maurica Girten 6, Becca Crow 3, Jennifer Sandmann 2, Lyndi Davidson 2.
TISH: Colbert 12, Taylor 9, Dickerson 8, Wesberry 3, Williford 2, Forster 2.
3-point goals: Girten 2 (C), Wesberry, Colbert (T)
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Coalgate’s 30th turnover of the game led to a late Tishomingo basket that proved to the game winner as the homestanding Lady Indians handed the Lady Wildcats (ranked No. 8 in Class 3A) just their fourth regular-season loss in coach Jim Jenson’s two-plus seasons at Coalgate. Malory Walker had her second straight double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) to lead the Lady Wildcats, and Becca Crow had eight rebounds and five steals to go with three points in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “Turning the ball over was the theme of the night. Turnovers were our downfall. It’s hard to win ballgames when you have as many turnovers as you do shot attempts. We played great defense. We just have to get better in some other areas.” — Coalgate coach Jim Jenson.
Records: Coalgate 1-1
Up Next: Coalgate vs. Valliant, 4:40 p.m. at Southeastern Shootout at McAlester.
Coalgate 48, Tishomingo 33
COALGATE 13 3 12 20 — 48
TISH 7 6 10 10 — 33
COALGATE: Tyler Ennis 14, Colt Impson 13, J. W. Stanley 9, Luke Palmer 8, Brent Watkins 4.
TISH: Shields 11, Bryan 9, Reinhart 7, Fuston 4, Iason 2
3-point goals: Impson, Ennis (C)
Fouled Out: Reinhart (T)
NOTEWORTHY: Coalgate blew open a close game in the fourth quarter, outscoring Tishomingo 20-10 over the final eight minutes to remain unbeaten on the young season. Tyler Ennis scored seven of his game-high 14 points in the final period and Luke Palmer hit four clutch free throws down the stretch for the Wildcats. Colt Impson added 13 points and led Coalgate in rebounding, and J. W. Stanley had nine points in the win.
COACHES QUOTE: “Colt Impson played the best game I’ve seen him play in my two years here, and Tyler and Luke hit some big shots in the fourth quarter.” — Coalgate coach Taylor Wiebener.
Team Record: Coalgate 2-0
Up Next: Coalgate vs. Chouteau, 6 p.m. Thursday in first round of Southeastern Shootout at McAlester.