Thursday’s Games


At Big 8 Conference Tournament • Dibble

Dibble 57, Stratford 49

STRATFORD 9 6 11 23 — 49

DIBBLE 10 18 8 21 — 57

STRATFORD: Dalen Qualls 25, Dakota Russell 8, Tony Ratto 8, Chase Chamberlain 6, Michael Jolley 2.

DIBBLE: Brandon Stroud 14, Steven Thorne 11, Sage Perry 8, Kevin Cornelius 6, Derek Clark 5, Brandon Sturgel 5, Caleb Ruiz 3, Cory Fairman 3, Matt Lira 2.

3-point goals: Qualls 2, Ratto 2 (S), Clark (D)

Fouled Out: Russell, Jolley (S)

NOTEWORTHY: Stratford cut a 20-point third-quarter deficit to three points in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get closer and lost for the third time in four games. Freshman Dalen Qualls continued to be one of the state’s hottest first-year players, scoring 25 points and adding nine rebounds, but he was the only Stratford player in double figures. Dakota Russell had eight points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “We just can’t get enough balance right now. It’s absolutely killing us. We just don’t have people stepping up right now. It’s hard to come back when you get down that far. We’ll get better with experience.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.

Records: Stratford 1-3

Up Next: Stratford vs. Wayne, 5 p.m. Saturday for third place.

At Southeastern Shootout • McAlester

Coalgate 41, Chouteau 23

CHOUTEAU 8 8 3 4 — 23

COALGATE 10 11 6 14 — 41

CHOUTEAU: Josh Mahan 12, Shade Kirtley 4, Sean Grossman 4, Josh Anderson 3

COALGATE: Tyler Ennis 16, Luke Palmer 11, J. W. Stanley 8, Colt Impson 2, Nick Thompson 2, Curtis John 2.

3-point goals: Palmer 3 (Coalgate), Mahan (Chouteau)

Fouled Out: Kirtley (Chouteau)

NOTEWORTHY: Tyler Ennis had a solid double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds as Coalgate remained unbeaten with the easy victory. Luke Palmer was also in double figures for the Wildcats, who have surrendered an average of just 32 points in their first three games. Sophomore Nick Thompson saw his first action of the season for Coalgate after coming back from a groin injury.

COACHES QUOTE: “We only had 12 turnovers and played fairly well. When it got to the fourth quarter, we’ve really played well the last couple of games. What’s really going well for us now is our defense.” — Coalgate coach Taylor Wiebener.

Records: Coalgate 3-0

Up Next: Coalgate vs. Heavener, 8:40 p.m. tonight in boys semifinals.

Pontotoc Conference Tournament

At Tupelo

Consolation Championship

Calvin 60, Allen 53

CALVIN 17 14 14 15 — 60

ALLEN 7 15 15 16 — 53

CALVIN: Jesse Orr 19, Jimmy Ayers 10, Homer Madden 9, Kaleb Blaylock 9, Jerred Turner 7, Derek Anderson 6.

ALLEN: Preston Frazier 22, Ryan Postoak 12, Taylor Ross 8, Trevor Griffith 5, Josh Goodenkauf 4.

3-point goals: Turner 2, Ayers 2, Orr, Madden (C), Postoak 3, Frazier 2, Griffith (A)

Fouled Out: None

NOTEWORTHY: Calvin sprinted to a 12-0 lead and led by as many as 16 in the first half and cruised to the upset of Allen. Jesse Orr’s 19 points led the Bulldogs, while Preston Frazier scored 22 for the Mustangs, who entered the tournament as the fourth seed but lost for the third time in four games this season.

Records: Calvin 5-5, Allen 1-3

Up Next: Calvin at Stuart Tuesday, Weleetka at Allen Tuesday.


Pontotoc Conference Tournament

At Tupelo

Consolation Championship

Allen 44, Roff 35

ROFF 2 9 10 14 — 35

ALLEN 13 12 7 2 — 44

ROFF: Jodie Byers 12, Spencer Phillips 10, Kati Bailey 7, Catie Tolliver 4, Tamra Ensey 2.

ALLEN: Chelsea Hill 13, Lorissa Skelton 12, Jordyn Mills 7, Carley Collard 4, Ashton Dennis 3, Danli Mills 2, Carrie Hill 2.

3-point goals: Chelsea Hill, Skelton, J. Mills, Collard (A), Byers (R)

Fouled Out: Bailey (R), Skelton, Mills (A)

NOTEWORTHY: Chelsea Hill and Lorissa Skelton were both in double figures for Allen, which rebounded from a first-round loss to Calvin to claim the consolation title. Jodie Byers scored 12 points and Spencer Phillips added 10 for Roff in the loss.

Records: Allen 2-2, Roff 1-8.

Up Next: Weleetka at Allen Tuesday, Calvin at Roff Friday.

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