Konawa 64, Holdenville 45
KONAWA 14 15 14 21 — 64
HOLDENVILLE 14 11 10 10 — 45
KONAWA: Chelsea Gillum 21, Nikki Nail 17, Emily Mocabee 9, Allison Yellowfish 6, Courtney Capps 5, Ciara Kuestersteffen 4, Melanie Gladden 2.
HOLDENVILLE: Rachel Franks 14, Ashley Lacey 12, Britnee Silva 7, Liz Davis 6, Jade Baca 4, Cassandra Cole 2.
3-point goals: Franks 2 (H), Mocabee 3 (K).
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Seniors Chelsea Gillum and Nikki Nail both had solid all-around games, and Konawa (No. 12 in Class 2A) used a big second half to finally put away a stubborn Holdenville squad. Gillum had a game-high 21 poinds and added seven rebounds and four steals, and Nail had 17 points, seven steals, seven assists and six rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who outscored the Lady Wolverines, 35-20 in the second half. Konawa had 20 steals in the game but also committed a season-high 26 turnovers.
COACHES QUOTE: “A win is a win. We’ll take it and move on and hope to play better next time. Holdenville played well.” — Konawa coach Gordon Garner.
Team Records: Konawa 7-0
Up Next: Konawa at Stratford Tuesday.
Dickson 43, Latta 40
LATTA 10 12 6 12 — 40
DICKSON 6 14 13 10 — 43
LATTA: Kortney West 15, Chelsea Ellenberg 8, Shelby Parnacher 5, Kaitlin Hisaw 4, Teagan Tully 4, Makenzi Lamb.
DICKSON: Tory Dwyer 18, Katy Custer 15, Ashley Huhnin 8, Emily Gilber 2.
3-point goals: Dwyer (D), West, Parnacher (L).
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Dickson took the lead for good in the third quarter and held on to beat Latta. The Lady Panthers got 15 points from senior Kortney West, committed a season-low nine turnovers and hit 15-of-24 shots from inside the arc, but they were just 2-for-13 from 3-point range. And, while Latta was 6-for-7 from the line, the Lady Leopards finished 12-for-24. Chelsea Ellengerg added eight points and eight rebounds for the Lady Panthers, while Tory Dwyer and Katy Custer combined for 33 of Dickson’s 43 points.
COACHES QUOTE: “We didn’t get Kortney enough looks last night. They were huge — they had three six-footers — and their size hurt us in the third quarter. We didn’t use our quickness to our advantage.” — Latta coach David Tinkler.
Team Records: Latta 3-5.
Up Next: Atoka at Latta, Tuesday, Jan. 4; Latta vs. Pauls Valley, Thursday, Jan. 6 at Lindsay Tournament.
Asher 51, Bowlegs 37
BOWLEGS 5 8 16 8 — 37
ASHER 14 15 8 14 — 51
BOWLEGS: Adrianna Worley 26, Sara Burton 4, Tanya Hohn 3, Tosha Wicker 2, Destiny Haws 2.
ASHER: Erin Casey 14, Jamee McDonald 14, Summer Wauahdooah 8, Tristan Milburn 8, Alissa Oliphant 4, Kasadi Reimers 3.
3-point goals: Worley 2 (B), McDonald 3 (A).
Fouled Out: Haws (B).
NOTEWORTHY: Erin Casey and Jamee McDonald scored 14 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, and Asher built a 29-16 lead en route to the easy win. Adrianna Worley scored a game-high 26 points in defeat for Bowlegs.
COACHES QUOTE: “We were in control pretty much the whole game. It was good to get a win going into the break.” — Asher coach Jason Schroeder.
Team Records: Asher 3-10.
Up Next: Maud at Asher, Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Byng 49, McLoud 46
BYNG 11 17 7 14 — 49
MCLOUD 10 12 11 13 — 46
BYNG: Raetchel Gray 13, Stormy Sayre 11, Dayton Hendricks 11, Ashton Johnson 9, Mahgen Boissenin 3, Brenna Williamson 2.
MCLOUD: Emily Miller 12, Kylee Newsome 11, Amber O’Neal 9, Jordan Murphy 7, Rikki Wooten 7.
3-point goals: Gray 2, Hendricks, Sayre (B), Wooten (M).
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Raetchel Gray scored 13 points to lead a balanced Byng attack and added five rebounds and three assists as the Lady Pirates prepped for the 2010 Mid-America Classic with the narrow road win. Stormy Sayre had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Dayton Hendricks added 11 points for Byng, which hit 19-of-25 free throws and 13-of-32 field goal attempts. The Lady Pirates built a 28-22 halftime lead, and although the hosts got as close as a single point in the second half, they never led after the break.
COACHES QUOTE: “Both teams played pretty well statistically. McLoud shot the ball better than we expected, so we really had to step up and earn some tough points down the stretch to pull the game out.” — Byng coach Matt Fike.
Team Records: Byng 6-2.
Up Next: Byng vs. Calumet, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at 2010 Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Konawa at Stratford
Monday, Dec. 27
Shawnee vs. Anadarko, 3 p.m.; Cyril vs. Bethel, 4:30 p.m.; Byng vs. Calumet, 6:30 p.m.; Cache vs. Wellston, 8 p.m. at 2010 Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic.
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Stratford vs. Tulsa Washington, 2 p.m. at 46th Annual Boys Tournament of Champions in Tulsa.
Monday, Jan. 3
Ada at Duncan
Stratford at Alex Tournament, TBA
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Wetumka at Allen
Maud at Asher
Kingston at Coalgate
Konawa at Stonewall
Atoka at Latta
Wanette at Mill Creek
Sulphur at Dickson
Tupelo at Stuart
Wynnewood at Vanoss
Thursday, Jan. 6
Ada (G) vs. Western Heights, 7 p.m.; Ada (B) vs. Ponca City, 8:30 p.m. at 2010 East Central Oklahoma Classic.
Stonewall (G) at Tournament of Champions, TBA.
Byng, Coalgate at Bethel Tournament, TBA.
Konawa, Vanoss at Konawa Invitational.
Latta at Lindsay Tournament, TBA.
Sulphur at Marietta Tournament, TBA.
Mill Creek at Tupelo
Friday, Jan. 7
Wanette at Roff