Friday’s Games

BOYS

At Byng

Byng 44, Lone Grove 41

LONE GROVE 14 8 6 13 — 41

BYNG 11 11 16 6 — 44

LONE GROVE: Jacob Darland 9, John Eric Turner 7, Josh McClennahann 7, Caleb Chassin 7, D. J. Epley 3, Brendan Beane 2, Jonathan Gannon 2.

BYNG: Nathan Turtle 16, Glen Mitchell 14, Dakota Abbott 10, Dylan Hendricks 2, Caleb Timmons 2.

3-point goals: Darland 3, Turner 2, Epley, McClennahann, Chassin (L)

Fouled Out: Epley (L)

NOTEWORTHY: Nathan Turtle scored 16 points to lead three Byng players in double figures, and the Pirates rebounded from Tuesday’s disappointing loss at Bethel with a tense victory over a Lone Grove squad that trailed by 10 points after three quarters and by 12 early in the fourth. Glen Mitchell scored 14 points in the win, and junior Dakota Abbott added 10 points and blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds to preserve the victory.

COACHES QUOTE: “I didn’t feel like we particularly finished great. Dakota’s block was a big play for us. I think we played better than we did at Bethel, but we didn’t finish like we wanted. We had a chance to blow the game open and didn’t take advantage of it.” — Byng coach Trent Miller.

Team Record: Byng 2-2

Up Next: Byng at Tecumseh Tuesday



Southeastern Shootout • At McAlester

Semifinals

Coalgate 49, Heavener 43

HEAVENER 9 8 11 15 — 43

COALGATE 14 7 9 19 — 49

HEAVENER: Foresee 16, Molholt 11, Kirkland 8, Culpepper 4, Mead 2, Bogue 2.

COALGATE: Tyler Ennis 24, Luke Palmer 8, Colt Impson 6, J. W. Stanley 6, Brent Watkins 5.

3-point goals: Impson (C), Foresee 2, Molholt (H)

Fouled Out: Foresee, Kirkland (H)

NOTEWORTHY: Coalgate was just 12-for-22 from the free throw line, but the Wildcats hit key free throws down the stretch to remain unbeaten and move into Saturday’s first Southeastern Shootout title game. Tyler Ennis scored a career-high 24 points for Coalgate, which started the game 1-for-7 from the line, including six straight misses to start the fourth quarter. Brent Watkins scored all five of his points from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter, Ennis was 2-for-3, and Colt Impson hit his last three after starting the period with four straight misses. Luke Palmer scored eight points for Coalgate and held Heavener star Brandon Kirkland to eight points before fouling him out of the game in the fourth quarter.

COACHES QUOTE: “We didn’t play real well. We made some mental errors late in the game that gave them a chance. Defensively we didn’t play bad. We took seven or eight charges, which I had never seen in a game. Tyler had a big game. His points were kind of spread out the first three quarters, then he had a big fourth quarter.” — Coalgate coach Taylor Wiebener.

Team Record: Coalgate 4-0

Up Next: Coalgate at Antlers Tuesday.



GIRLS

At Byng

Byng 46, Lone Grove 40

LONE GROVE 10 8 16 6 — 40

BYNG 13 13 15 5 — 46

LONE GROVE: Tori Deck 9, Kristen Moyers 7, Kallie Hunter 7, Kelsey Anderson 6, Kim Jones 6, Rachelle Higgs 2, Whitney Brawley 2.

BYNG: Brooke Harris 17, Cila Dunigan 13, Dakota Duncan 6, Meleia Gray 4, Natlie Richards 3, Reba Sliger 3.

3-point goals: Harris 2, Gray (B), Moyers (L)

Fouled Out: None

NOTEWORTHY: Brooke Harris had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and fellow senior Cila Dunigan also had a solid game with 13 points and six rebounds to lead the Byng girls to their first victory for new coach Matt Fike. Sophomore Sydney Loggins didn’t score but had four steals for the Lady Pirates in the win.

COACHES QUOTE: “It’s good to get a win. Hopefully it gives us some momentum going into the next two or three games. We’ve got some tough ones coming up.” — Byng coach Matt Fike.

Team Record: Byng 1-3

Up Next: Byng at Tecumseh Tuesday, McLoud at Byng Friday



Southeastern Shootout • At McAlester

Semifinals

Heavener 42, Coalgate 38

HEAVENER 6 8 9 19 — 42

COALGATE 9 8 14 7 — 38

HEAVENER: Hill 13, Edwards 8, Collins 7, Gibson 4, Manley 4, Jones 3, Friedl 3.

COALGATE: Malory Walker 16, Jennifer Sandmann 13, Becca Crow 5, Jordan Helton 2.

3-point goals: Edwards 2, Hill 2, Gibson, Jones (H), Crow, Sandmann (C)

Fouled Out: Collins (H)

NOTEWORTHY: Coalgate, ranked No. 9 in Class 3A, carried a 31-23 lead into the fourth quarter but made critical mistakes down the stretch and lost to 13th-ranked Heavener, which didn’t lead until the final minute of the game. Malory Walker had her second straight big game for the Lady Wildcats in the tournament with 16 points and six rebounds, and Jennifer Sandmann scored a season-high 13 points for Coalgate in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “We just gave it away. We just didn’t play it very smart down the stretch. We missed free throws and had some turnovers and gave them some momentum. It’s a tough loss, but it’s the first time this season we looked like ourselves. For three quarters, we played like we had in the past. We just have to find a way to win in the fourth quarter again.” — Coalgate coach Jim Jenson.

Team Record: Coalgate 2-2

Up Next: Coalgate at Antlers Tuesday.



Thursday’s Game

Southeastern Shootout • At McAlester

First Round

Coalgate 40, Valliant 36

VALLIANT 11 5 13 7 — 36

COALGATE 13 9 9 9 — 40

VALLIANT: Dodds 12, Daniels 6, Christian 6, Jackson 4, Cockerham 4, Roberson 4

COALGATE: Malory Walker 22, Jennifer Sandmann 6, Becca Crow 3, Maurica Girten 3, Lyndi Davidson 3, Kalee Pebworth 2, Jordan Helton 1.

NOTEWORTHY: Malory Walker had her second double-double of the young season with 22 points and 10 rebounds in leading Coalgate to the tougher-than-expected vistory over Valliant.



Friday’s Games

Pontotoc Conference Tournament • At Tupelo

BOYS

Semifinals

Tupelo 72, Vanoss 52

VANOSS 8 19 15 10 — 52

TUPELO 13 26 13 20 — 72

VANOSS: Kendal Curtis 6-7, 2-3, 14; Zac Scoggin 6-9, 0-3, 12; Seth Wulfert 4-8, 2-3, 12; Casey Henry 2-6, 3-3, 8; Dakota Bolin 1-2, 0-0, 2; Dexter Priest 1-2, 0-0, 2; Tanner Bennett 1-2, 0-0, 2. Totals: 19-36, 7-12, 52.

TUPELO: Randy McCurry 12-23, 7-9, 35; Cameron Mann 8-17, 3-5, 19; Brendan McCurry 4-7, 0-0, 9; Jeremy Stein 2-7, 0-0, 4; Logan Lynch 2-3, 0-0, 4; Chad Woods 0-0, 1-2, 1. Totals: 28-58, 11-17, 72.

Turnovers: Vanoss 23, Tupelo 5

Steals: Vanoss 0, Tupelo 14

Rebounds: Vanoss 28 (Scoggin 10, Bolin 6, Curtis 5), Tupelo 28 (R. McCurry 10, Mann 7)

3-point goals: Vanoss 3-10 (Wulfert 2-6, Henry 1-3), Tupelo 5-11 (R. McCurry 4-9, B. McCurry 1-1).

Fouled Out: Priest (V)



Roff 55, Stonewall 45

ROFF 12 12 8 23 — 55

STONEWALL 7 13 13 12 — 45

ROFF: Josh Jones 8-10, 5-6, 21; Dayne Parker 3-6, 7-8, 14; Caleb Stewart 3-6, 2-6, 8; Blake Logan 2-3, 0-0, 5; Jessey Thompson 1-4, 2-2, 4; Aaron Cornell 0-1, 3-4, 3. Totals: 17-30, 19-26, 55.

STONEWALL: Josh Scribner 4-9, 3-4, 13; J. P. Maples 3-8, 3-5, 10; Bronson Gore 2-7, 5-5, 9; Jake Williams 1-1, 2-2, 4; Jonathan Daniel 1-1, 0-1, 2. Totals: 13-35, 16-25, 45.

Turnovers: Stonewall 17, Roff 13

Steals: Stonewall 4, Roff 7 (Parker 3)

Rebounds: Stonewall 21 (Hamilton 9), Roff 24 (Parker 7, Stewart 6)

3-point goals: Stonewall 3-9 (Scribner 2-5, Maples 1-3), Roff 2-8 (Parker 1-3, Logan 1-1)

Fouled Out: Gore, Maples, Scribner (S)



GIRLS

Third Place

Stonewall 66, Calvin 50

STONEWALL 16 24 11 15 — 66

CALVIN 15 7 12 16 — 50

STONEWALL: Cherokee Brown 9-12, 3-5, 21; Shelby Lackey 5-12, 8-8, 18; Tesia Worcester 3-7, 3-4, 11; Tyla Transue 4-10, 0-0, 9; Amanda Transue 1-1, 0-0, 3; Alyssa Reed 1-1, 0-0, 2; Neicole Thompson 1-4, 0-0, 2. Totals: 24-51, 13-16, 66.

CALVIN: Sierra Barnhart 9-21, 1-2, 20; Holley Caldwell 6-11, 4-4, 16; Heather Jones 3-10, 2-2, 8; Paedon Anderson 1-4, 0-0, 4; Courtney Nolan 1-2, 0-0, 2. Totals: 20-53, 8-10, 50.

Turnovers: Calvin 18, Stonewall 19

Steals: Calvin 10 (Nolan 3, Barnhart 3), Stonewall 9

Rebounds: Calvin 24 (Jones 7), Stonewall 39 (Worcester 7, T. Transue 6)

3-point goals: Stonewall 4-10 (Worcester 2-3, T. Transue 1-2, A. Transue 1-1)

Fouled Out: Barnhart (C).

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