Friday’s Games


At Konawa

Konawa 70, Jones 43

JONES 3 17 7 16 — 43

KONAWA 20 15 22 13 — 70

JONES: Rachel Carroll 14, Laura McCulley 9, Taylor Fortune 6, Crystal Nelson 4, Aubrey Nelson 3, Amber Reid 3, Lauren England 2, Hali Jones 1, Kayla Pollard 1.

KONAWA: Rehea Grant 22, Kassandra McClain 11, Kelsey Howard 9, Hilary Kuestersteffen 7, Erin Fixico, Chelsa Porter 6, Sarah Reeves 2, Jacklyn Nail 2, Daphne Grant 2, Amber Lamb 1, Sydney Stoup 1, Katie Williams 1.

3-point goals: Howard 2, Fixico (K).

Fouled Out: None

NOTEWORTHY: Rehea Grant scored a career-high 22 points, and Konawa rode a balanced scoring attack and tough defense to its third blowout win in four games. Freshman Kassandra McClain came off the bench to score 11 points in the win, junior Kelsey Howard had nine points after spending most of the game in foul trouble, freshman Sydney Stoup scored just one point but added four steals, four rebounds and five assists, and Hilary Kuestersteffen had five assists, four rebounds and three steals to go with seven points.

COACHES QUOTE: “We’re playing better. We have a long way to go. Our intensity was good in the first quarter and we came out in the third quarter and put them away. Erin Fixico and Kassandra McClain both played well off the bench.” — Konawa coach Gordon Garner.

Team Record: Konawa 3-1.

Up Next: Konawa at Holdenville Tuesday.

At Lone Grove

Lone Grove 56, Byng 51

BYNG 17 8 12 14 — 51

LONE GROVE 18 15 7 16 — 56

BYNG: Britney Lee 18, Brooke Harris 12, Kayla Johnson 8, Whitney Harris 5, Cila Dunnigan 4, Kirsten Manuel 3, Dakota Duncan 1.

LONE GROVE: Kalli May Hunter 14, Courtney Tolar 8, Kristin Moyers 8, Tori Deck 8, Rachelle Higgs 6, Carrie Patton 4, Whitney Brawley 4, Valerie Woods 2, Shanita Stevenson 2.

3-point goals: Johnson, Dunnigan (B); Hunter 2, Higgs 2 (LG).

Fouled out: None.

NOTEWORTHY: After trailing by double digits at one point in the third quarter, Byng knotted the score at 40-40 early in the fourth quarter. With less than a minute left, Byng was still with two at 53-51. A free throw by Courtney Toler with 37 second left gave the hosts a 3-point cushion and after Natalie Richards missed a 3-pointer for Byng, Tolar hit another free throw to ice the game. Britney Lee had a strong game in the post for Byng, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Brooke Harris also hit double digits with 12. Nine different players scored for Lone Grove.

Team Records: Byng 0-4; Lone Grove 2-1.

Up Next: Tecumseh at Byng Tuesday.


At Lone Grove

Byng 61, Lone Grove 53

BYNG 17 18 11 15 — 61

LONE 9 17 13 14 — 53

BYNG: Ryan Haynes 16, Jordan Parnacher 16, Glenn Mitchell 11, Dakota Abbott 6, Caleb Timmons 6, Clay Plunk 4, Nathan Turtle 2.

LONE GROVE: T.J. Phipps 24, Bud Mims 14, Corey Christian 6, Kyle Jolliff 5, John Turner 4.

3-point goals: Haynes 2, Parnacher 2 (B); Phipps 4, Christian, Mims 2 (LG).

Fouled out: Jolliff, McLehnahan (LG).

NOTEWORTHY: The Byng guard combination of Ryan Haynes and Jordan Parnacher helped the Pirates to an early lead and the locals kept Lone Grove at bay the rest of the way. The two BHS guards scored 16 points apiece but had a combined 27 of their 32 points in a first half that saw Byng race to a 17-9 lead. Glen Mitchell also had double digits with 10 for the visitors. T.J. Phipps scored a game-high 24 points, inlcuding four 3-pointers, in a losing cause for Lone Grove. Byng hit 23-of-35 free throws in the contest as Mitchell and Clay Plunk went a combined 9-fo-12 in the fourth quarter.

COACHES QUOTE: “Ryan and Jordan really got us going. They got us off to a good start. We really never looked back after that. Lone Grove is a hard place to win. I’m familiar with that area and I know those kids always play hard. They were really, really physical. Our bigs didn’t score a lot, but they were productive. I thought Dakota Abbott did a good job,” — Byng head coach Trent Miller.

Team Record: Byng 2-2; Lone Grove 2-1.

Up Next: Tecumseh at Byng Tuesday.

At Konawa

Konawa 58, Jones 48

JONES 8 17 7 16 — 48

KONAWA 11 14 12 21 — 58

JONES: J. T. Johnson 15, Daniel Flantz 11, Anthony Crosby 9, Adam Petowicz 7, Tyrone Jackson 4, Matt Maples 2.

KONAWA: Andrew Barnard 12, Kyle White 11, Ethan Johnson 11, Tyler Henshall 10, Jordan Marsh 9, Cylas Foster 5.

3-point goals: Johnson (K), Johnson 2, Flantz, Crosby (J).

Fouled Out: Maples (J), Barnard (K).

NOTEWORTHY: Konawa put four players in double figures en route to the impressive win over 2006 Class 3A runner-up Jones. Andrew Barnard (12 )oints), Kyle White, Ethan Johnson and Tyler Henshall all scored at least 10 points, and Henshall added eight rebounds and three assists. Barnard also had four steals before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

COACHES QUOTE: “That was a huge win for us. Jones is the 3A runner-up from last year, and they’re really athletic. This was the best defensive performance we’ve had all year.” — Konawa coach Gordon Garner.

Team Record: Konawa 2-2.

Up Next: Konawa at Holdenville Tuesday.

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