WARNER – Frankie Soar registered a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Shelby Gentry and Kayden King also scored in double figures Monday as the 20th-ranked Konawa Lady Tigers upended Talihina 63-52 in Class 2A regional basketball play.

Soar, who had 14 of her points in the second half, also collected two blocked shots and one assist. Gentry followed with 14 points to go with two assists, two steals and a pair of rebounds. King nailed her team’s only 3-point basket in totaling 10 points, six boards and two assists.

Off the bench, Kayla Hill contributed nine points, three rebounds and a pair of steals for Konawa, and teammate Charlene Galimba tossed in five points, grabbed nine rebounds, had four assists, recorded a pair of steals and blocked a shot.

“We are very proud of how the girls competed during regionals. We had a lot of foul trouble during regionals but had players step at big times,” said Konawa head coach Ray Ardery. “Today, Kayla Hill stepped up for us in the first half, when we had three starters with two fouls each. Kayla scored eight of her nine points in the first half when we needed it. Frankie Soar had a huge second half with 14 points and controlled the defensive boards.”

The Lady Tigers, 21-6 on the year, led 11-8 at the end of the first quarter but trailed 26-24 at halftime. A 39-26 second half, including a 20-11 fourth quarter, helped propel Konawa to the victory.

Konawa will face Tushka at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the area tournament at Wilburton.

“Heading into the area tournament, we need to do a better job of staying out of foul trouble and protecting the ball,” Ardery said.

No. 1 CHA

vanquishes Vanoss

BOONE-APACHE – Top-ranked and unbeaten Christian Heritage Academy raced out to an 18-6 advantage after one quarter and claimed a 59-43 decision over the ninth-ranked Vanoss Lady Wolves on Monday night in a Class 2A girls regional championship clash.

Lexie Davis paced Christian Heritage with 17 points, and teammate Kylee Langerman added 14 as each canned one trey.

Rileigh Rush paced Vanoss with 14 points Lizzy Simpson followed with 13, Emrie Ellis added 10 and Caitlyn Byrd chipped in six to round out the scoring for Vanoss, which fell to 22-6 on the year. Rush had all three of Vanoss’ 3-pointers.

Christian Heritage, 26-0 on the season, led 34-19 at halftime and 45-30 through three periods.

The Lady Wolves sank 10-of-13 free throws in the contest while Christian Heritage was 16-of-23.

Vanoss will face Latta at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a Class 2A area elimination game at Chickasha.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.