Vanoss 67, Tupelo 53
TUPELO..............................7 11 15 20 — 53
VANOSS............................17 18 17 15 — 67
TUPELO: Katie Campbell 17, Desiree Bell 16, Kendra Pearce 9, Brittanie Williams 8, Katelyn Roberts 3.
VANOSS: Stefani Burk 15, Alyson Tuley 15, Jessica Welch 13, Rodi Sutton 10, Ayla McCoy 6, Kylee Gillum 3, Whitley Sutton 2, Loren Drake 2, Delia Henley 1.
3-point goals: Bell, Campbell (T), Welch 3, R. Sutton 2, Gillum, Tuley (V).
Fouled Out: Roberts (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Vanoss freshman Stefani Burk had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and three other Lady Wolves were in double figures in the upset of 19th-ranked (Class B) Tupelo. Burk’s big night helped Vanoss to a 38-18 rebounding advantage, and Ayla McCoy had six points, seven rebounds and eight assists and held Tupelo star Kendra Pearce to a season-low nine points. Alyson Tuley, Jessica Welch and Rodi Sutton were also in double figures for Vanoss, and Katie Campbell had a game-high 17 points and Desiree Bell added 16 for Tupelo in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “Offensively, we played real well in the first half. We didn’t play as well defensively as we did against Dale, but we’re starting to find the right mix. I didn’t think we could score 67 points against them,” — Vanoss coach Gary Self.
“You give up 23 offensive rebounds, and you’re not going to beat anybody. I don’t mind getting beat, but we got beat up. They outmuscled us, and we didn’t fight back a bit,” — Tupelo coach Brian Davis.
Records: Vanoss 7-9, Tupelo 11-6.
Next Up: Konawa at Vanoss Tuesday, Tupelo vs. OKC Knights at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in S.T.A.R. Tournament at Allen.
Roff 45, Wanette 42
ROFF..................................8 12 12 13 — 45
WANETTE.........................12 14 4 12 — 42
ROFF: Megan Odom 13, Kayla Balthrop 10, C. J. Horton 10, Jessica Bacon 8, McKenzie Phillips 4.
WANETTE: Megan Starks 18, Morgan Lipsey 9, Sally Wallace 7, Hallea Middleton 6, Jessica Fullingim 2.
3-point goals: Odom 3 (R).
Fouled Out: Bacon (R), Fullingim (W).
NOTEWORTHY: Megan Odom and Kayla Balthrop combined for 23 points and teamed for a key bucket in the final seconds to seal the win over Wanette. With Roff leading, 43-42, Wanette was trying for the winning basket when Odom got a steal and tipped the ball to Balthrop, who got a layup at the other end. C. J. Horton was also in double figures for the Lady Tigers in the win.
COACHES QUOTE: “We struggled the first half but we came out the second half and played really good defense. We only gave up five field goals in the second half, and we made a big defensive play at the end,” — Roff coach Scott Morgan.
Records: Roff 7-8.
Next Up: Roff vs. Strother at 5 p.m. Tuesday in S.T.A.R. Tournament at Allen.
Allen 60, Calvin 48
CALVIN..............................12 12 4 20 — 48
ALLEN...............................16 11 17 16 — 60
CALVIN: Sierra Barnhart 28, Emily Hassler 14, Holley Caldwell 6.
ALLEN: Kelsey Gee 17, Jerrica Mullicane 14, Lorissa Skelton 12, Brittnea Nemecek 12, Natasha Harris 3, Josie Bias 2.
3-pointers: Barnhart 4 (C).
Fouled out: Gee, Nemecek (A).
Highlight: Kelsey Gee led a balanced Allen scoring attack with 17, while Jerrica Mullicane, Lorissa Skelton and Brittnea Nemecek also reached double digits. Coach Greg Mills’ Lady Mustangs broke the game open with 17-4 third-quarter run. They were playing with starter Danli Mills, the coach’s daughter, who was injured against Konawa last week.
Record: Allen 11-2.
Next: Allen at Wetumka, Saturday. Allen vs. Caney at 7:40 p.m. Monday at the STAR Tournament in Allen.
Tupelo 76, Vanoss 68 (OT)
TUPELO....................15 14 10 21 16 — 76
VANOSS....................14 20 11 15 8 — 68
TUPELO: Cameron Mann 24, Randy McCurry 24, Casey McCollum 11, Jason Wyszynski 10, Logan Lynch 4, William Boaz 3.
VANOSS: Jake Hawley 18, Derral Isaacs 12, Nickolas Riddle 10, Tyler Mackey 10, Scott Ward 8, Evan Anderson 7, Brandon Hood 2, Travis Snowden 1.
3-point goals: McCurry 4, McCollum 3 (T), Hawley 6, Riddle (V).
Fouled Out: Hawley, Isaacs, Riddle, Mackey, Ward (V), McCollum, Wyszynski (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Tupelo’s Randy McCurry missed the second of two free throws with three seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime, but he was 5-for-6 from the line in the extra period as the Tigers survived an upset bid from Vanoss. All five of the Wolves’ starters fouled out in the game, including Jake Hawley, who went to the bench with his fifth foul just two minutes into the fourth quarter after having scored 18 points (on six 3-pointers). Derral Isaacs fouled out with 48 seconds left and the Wolves up, 58-55, and Tupelo rallied to tie the game at 60-all before outscoring Vanoss, 16-8, in overtime. Tupelo scored the first seven points in overtime, but the Wolves trailed only 67-66 after two Evan Anderson free throws with two minutes left before McCurry, Logan Lynch and Cameron Mann combined to go 9-for-10 from the line down the stretch to seal the win. Mann and McCurry each scored a game-high 24 points, and Casey McCollum (11 points and five steals) and Jason Wyszynski (10 points and 10 rebounds) also reached double figures for Tupelo before fouling out in overtime. Nickolas Riddle and Scott Ward had 10 points apiece for Vanoss in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “The kids played hard, and we got a lot of kids in the game. Our hustle kept us in the ball game. Maybe our inexperience cost us the ball game. We couldn’t close it. It was ours to win,” — Vanoss coach Shawn Reeves.
“It was a rough, physical game, and when we had to in the fourth quarter we probably played the best we’ve played in a while. We knew it would be tough at their place, but we were disciplined enough to hand on to the end,” — Tupelo coach Clay Weller.
Records: Vanoss 4-12, Tupelo 11-6.
Next Up: Konawa at Vanoss Tuesday, Tupelo vs. Moyers at 6:20 p.m. Monday in S.T.A.R. Tournament at Allen.
Stratford 99, Maysville 49
MAYSVILLE..................14 13 10 12 — 49
STRATFORD................35 .27 27 10 — 99
MAYSVILLE: Andrew Davis 13, Blaine Cooper 7, Clayton Blish 5, Chris Puckett 5, Tyler Spraberry 4, Daren Gibson 4, Abram Stewart 4, Jesse Arnold 4, Jesse Fisher 3.
STRATFORD: Garan Qualls 30, T. J. Gaines 26, Jeremy Lavorchek 20, Donnie Bethers 7, Greg Ayers 6, Jessey Coffia 6, Michael Haynes 3, Brian Carter 1.
3-point goals: Fisher, Blish (M), Qualls 5, Lavorchek 2, Gaines, Bethers, Haynes (S).
Fouled Out: Coffia (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Garan Qualls reached 30 points for the fourth time this season, and T. J. Gaines and Jeremy Lavorchek also had huge offensive nights as Stratford won easily despite suiting up just eight players. Qualls, who had five 3-pointers in the game, scored 16 of Stratford’s 35 first-quarter points, and Gaines and Lavorchek combined for 46 points as the Bulldogs won their 10th straight game. Gaines also had 13 rebounds, and Qualls added eight in the victory.
COACHES QUOTE: “We’re just trying to stay above water right now. It was important that we jumped out and got a lead,” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
Records: Stratford 10-1.
Next Up: Stratford at Paoli Tuesday.
Allen 63, Calvin 49
CALVIN.............................8 13 12 16 — 49
ALLEN.............................13 10 22 18 — 63
CALVIN: Neal Hassler 12, Jerred Turner 11, Daniel Harris 11, Lewis Johnson 7, Laramy Wilson 3, Brad Shrum 3, Tyler Caldwell 2.
ALLEN: Preston Frazier 16, Brandon Postoak 16, Corby King 11, Bubba Stephens 7, Derek Ross 7, Bubba Smith 4, Cory Johnson 2.
3-pointers: Hassler 2, Turner 2, Harris 2, Shrum, Johnson, Wilson (C); Postoak 2, Ross, Stephens (A).
Fouled out: None.
Highlight: Coach Monte Johnson’s Mustangs led by only two at the half, but a 22-12 third-quarter run was the difference. Preston Frazier and Brandon Postoak led Allen with 16 points each, while Corby King also reached double-digits with 11. Calvin connected on nine 3-pointers to keep the game in reach.
Record: Allen 8-5.
Next: Allen at Wetumka, Saturday. Allen vs. Strother at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at the STAR Tournament in Allen.