Tigers survive

Konawa's Zach Snow appears to be surrounded by the entire Stratford team during a Class 2A Regional Tournament showdown Thursday afternoon at the Latta Panther Fieldhouse. Snow scored 22 points to help the Tigers edge the Bulldogs 50-48 in overtime. In an earlier girls game, Konawa eliminated Stratford by a 58-39 count.

Richard R. Barron

The Konawa Tigers and Lady Tigers stayed alive in the Class 2A regional playoffs, with the boys claiming a 50-48 overtime victory and the girls registering a 58-39 decision over the Stratford Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon at the new Latta Panther Fieldhouse.

Both Konawa teams advance to play Friday with the girls scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m.

The Latta girls and boys played late regional tournament games at home, but results of those contests were not available at press time.


Konawa 50, Stratford 48 (OT)

The Tigers received 22 points from Zach Snow with Branden Davis scoring four overtime points and Chance Yellowfish netting the other two.

Cade Savage’s four overtime points weren’t enough for the Bulldogs as he also finished with 22 points, including two 3-point jumpers.

Snow notched 13 first-quarter points which led to a 20-17 Konawa advantage, heading into the second quarter. Snow also finished with a pair of 3-pointers in the contest.

Yellowfish finished with six points while Kix Walker and Caynaan Garner ended up with five apiece. Walker had the Tigers’ only other trey.

Eli Savage added seven points for Stratford while Jon Golden and Brenton Willingham ended up with six apiece. Golden knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.

Konawa led 30-23 at halftime and 36-29 through three quarters before the Bulldogs went on a 15-8 run in the fourth to tie the game up at 44 and sent it to the extra period.


Konawa 58, Stratford 39

The Lady Tigers used balanced scoring with two players tallying nine points and three more finishing with eight in the 19-point victory.

Dominique Lyon and Roshawn Warrior led the way with nine points apiece while Brittany West, Brittney Galimba and Reagan Scott tallied eight each.

Lyon had her team’s only 3-pointer.

Cheyenne Weast poured in a game-high 17 points to spark the Lady Bulldogs in a losing effort and she connected for one trey. Vanessa Cothren followed with nine points and Leah Parker was next with six.

After an 11-all deadlock through one quarter, Konawa coasted to a 27-21 halftime lead and led 36-29 after three quarters.

The Lady Tigers then pulled away with a 22-10 fourth period.


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