At Lawton Mac
Lawton 66, Ada 43
ADA 11 13 15 4 — 43
LAWTON MAC 20 20 8 18 — 66
ADA: Jake Rudd 12, Colton Richardson 9, Michael Roberts 7, Willy Gould 7, Chaz Daniels 6, Alex Long 2.
LAWTON MAC: Geo Brewer 20, Purser 10, Thomason 8, Eddins 7, Banks 6, Williams 6, Moore 6, Turner 2, Ezerski 1.
3-point goals: Rudd 2, Roberts (A); Brewer 5, Thomason 2 (LM).
Fouled out: None.
NOTEWORTHY: The Higlanders — No. 5 in Class 5A — got off to a quick start, racing to leads of 10-2, 20-11 and 40-24. The Cougars opened the second half with a 7-0 surge and cut their deficit to six early in the fourth quarter before running out of steam. Jake Rudd scored 12 to pace the Ada offense. Lawton Mac star Geo Brewer scored 17 of his game-high 20 point in the first half.
COACHES QUOTE: “They’re a really good team. Geo Brewer is probably one of the better players we’lll see all year. He made a couple of really deep, deep guarded shots. We did a good job on him in the second half. We played from behind all night. We made some mistakes that you are going to make in a first game. And those kind of mistakes can lead to five to eight points in a hurry. Our season isn’t going to be defined by one game,” — Ada head coach Scott Lowrance.
Team Records: Ada 0-1; Lawton Mac 3-0.
Up Next: Ada vs. Elk City Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Ada vs. Elgin Saturday at Elgin Festival.
At Mill Creek
Mill Creek 60, Tupelo 51
TUPELO 16 14 10 11 — 51
MILL CREEK 11 16 13 20 — 60
TUPELO: Cameron Mann 21, Randy McCurry 20, Brendan McCurry 7, Logan Lynch 2, Jeremy Stein 1.
MILL CREEK: Toby Blevins 25, Brandon Stephens 20, Nikki Walker 9, Tyler Tyson 2, Nicole Regge 2, Harold Stiller 2.
3-point goals: R. McCurry, B. McCurry (T); Blevins 4, Stephens 2, Walker (MC).
Fouled out: B. McCurry (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Juniors Toby Blevins and Brandon Stephens combined for 45 points as Mill Creek (ranked No. 12 in Class B) rallied from a 30-27 halftime deficit to upset third-ranked Tupelo. The Bullfrogs, who have won 11 in a row since a loss to Rock Creek in their second game of the season, snapped Tupelo’s nine-game winning streak to start the season and will meet No. 4 Stringtown Thursday at home. Seniors Cameron Mann and Randy McCurry had 21 and 20 points, respectively, for Tupelo in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “It was definitely a big win for us. Randy McCurry shot the ball real well in the first half, and we adjusted and held him to eight points in the second half. I thought we were pretty solid in the second half. They’re a good ballclub. — Mill Creek coach Kent Vernon.
“The first half we played pretty well and played smart. And we still missed some easy chip shots. In the fourth quarter, we just kind of lost control. We took some undiscipined shots and you can’t do that against a good team. Give them credit, they played well. We just didn’t play very smart down the stretch,” — Tupelo head coach Clay Weller.
Team Records: Tupelo 9-1; Mill Creek 12-1.
Up Next: Stringtown (No. 4 in Class B) at Mill Creek Thursday; Tupelo at Vanoss Friday.
Wayne 43, Stratford 35
STRATFORD 6 7 14 8 — 35
WAYNE 8 12 7 16 — 43
STRATFORD: Dalen Qualls 12, Adam Vanlandingham 10, Dakota Russell 6, Michael Jolley 3, Ryan Gaines 2, Tony Ratto 2.
WAYNE: Roy Hines 13, Tyler Swetland 11, Brandon Madden 8, Forrest Austin 6, Josh Barrett 3, Dillan Madden 2.
3-point goals: Russell 2 (S), Austin 2, Barrett, B. Madden (W)
Fouled Out: Ratto (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Freshman Dalen Qualls, who had 31 points in Stratford’s 20-point loss to Wayne in Saturday’s third-place game at the Big 8 Conference Tournament, was held to a season-low 12 points but finished with a double-double as the young Bulldogs made a game of it in the rematch. Stratford actually led early in the fourth quarter before Wayne pulled away late. Adam Vanlandingham was also in double figures for the Bulldogs with 10 points and added seven rebounds, and Dakota Russell had 11 rebounds to go with six points in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “I was proud that we turned around after getting beat 20 Saturday that we played a lot better. We played a lot better defense but we couldn’t get the offense clicking.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
Records: Stratford 1-5
Up Next: Stratford at Konawa Friday.
Holdenvile 59, Konawa 40
HOLDENVILLE 13 16 8 22 — 59
KONAWA 9 14 4 13 — 40
HOLDENVILLE: Tanner Robinson 20, Pedro Rodriguez 18, Chris Aguirre 9, Cameron May 5, Amelio Martinez 3, Ryan Mudd 2, Deandre Smith 2.
KONAWA: Cylas Foster 16, Rope Booth 9, Daniel James 6, Dillon Snow 4, Dylan Terry 3, Skyland Tanyan 2.
3-point goals: James 2, Foster, Terry (K), Rodriguez 2, Martinez (H)
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Tanner Robinson and Pedro Rodriguez teamed for 38 points, and Holdenville broke open a tight game with a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter en route to the easy win. Cylas Foster had 16 points and Rope Booth had a solid all-around game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for Konawa in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “We stayed in the ballgame until midway through the fourth quarter. We struggled to get into our offense. If we keep playing hard, good things may happen for us.” — Konawa coach Gordon Garner.
Team Record: Konawa 1-4.
Up Next: Stratford at Konawa Friday.
Stonewall 68, Wapanucka 52
WAPY 6 5 16 25 — 52
STONEWALL 12 21 15 20 — 68
WAPANUCKA: Fernando Manriquez 25, S. Rowton 11, Williams 6, Costiloe 2, Dillard 2, Lowe 2, Harbert 2, Wood 2.
STONEWALL: Bronson Gore 18, J.P. Maples 17, Josh Scribner 12, Darron Hamilton 8, Jon Daniels 6, Malcolm Casey 4, Mariano Brandeo 1.
3-point goals: Manriquez 4 (W); Scribner 2, Maples (S).
Fouled out: None.
NOTEWORTHY: Stonewall held Wapanucka to just 11 first-half point on the way to an easy win. Bronson Gore scored 18 and J.P. Maples followed with 17 to pace the SHS offense. Fernando Manriquez poured in a game-high 25 points in defeat for Wapanucka.
COACHES QUOTE: “We played good defense that first half. It was a good win. We got everybody in the game,” — Stonewall head coach Wes Moreland.
Team Record: Stonewalll 7-3.
Up Next: Pittsburg at Stonewall Thursday.