Richard R. Barron/The Ada NewsStratford’s Cade Paulin (3) puts up a shot against Vanoss defender Riley Cooper (14) during a meeting earlier this season. The Bulldogs bounced Ft. Towson 91-47 last Friday. Stratford faces Hinton at 8 p.m. Friday in a Class 2A District Tournament contest at Christian Heritage High School in Del City.

Monday, Feb. 12

At Konawa

Konawa 54, Holdenville 43

HOLDENVILLE 17 6 11 9 -43

KONAWA 5 15 17 17 54

HOLDENVILLE – Preston Sam 15, D’Angelo Gibson 10, Wecate Lowe 10, Robert McCoy 4, Garen Murray 2, Morgan Turner 2.

KONAWA – Tanner Tanyan 18, Dyami Kilpatrick 17, Colton Campbell 7, Tim Morris 6, Seth Tanyan 4, Tsegaye Smith 2.

3-point goals: Sam 3, Gibson 2, Lowe 2 (H); T. Tanyan 2 (K).

Fouled Out: Gibson, Murray (H).

NOTEWORTHY: Tanner Tanyan poured in 18 points, including two treys, and dished out four assists while teammate Dyami Kilpatrick tallied 17 points, grabbed seven boards and handed out two assists as the Konawa Tigers rallied to beat visiting Holdenville, 54-43, Monday night. Konawa trailed by 15 at one point in the first half. The Tigers were down 17-5 after one quarter, but they sliced the deficit to 23-20 at the half with a 15-6 second quarter. Konawa then outscored the Wolverines, 34-20, in the second half after a 17-11 third quarter and a 17-9 fourth. Colton Campbell added seven points and a pair of steals to the Tiger attack. Tim Morris followed with six points and two steals, and Seth Tanyan chipped in four points and blocked three shots. Holdenville got a team-best 15 points from Preston Sam, including a trio of 3-point baskets. D’Angelo Gibson and Wecate Lowe added 10 points each for the Wolverines.

COACH’S QUOTE: “In the second half, we played a little better defense. Turnovers were an issue, but we stepped up down the stretch and made plays when we needed to,” — Konawa head coach Gordon Garner.

Team Record: Konawa 13-10; Holdenville 4-16.

Up Next: Konawa vs. Okemah, 8 p.m. Friday at Class 2A District Tournament in Okemah.


Friday, Feb. 9


At Stratford

Stratford 91, Ft. Towson 47

FT. TOWSON 4 14 18 11 — 47

STRATFORD 23 24 27 17 — 91

FT. TOWSON: Carper 12, Dalton Collins 10, Bevill 8, Dalton Morris 5, Beason 5, McDonald 4, Justus Mayfield 2, Kenza 1.

STRATFORD: Landon Wood 28, Noah Johnson 13, Russell Caton 9, Caleb Miller 8, Cade Paulin 7, Trevan Willingham 7, Laken Dempsey 5, Samuel Stoliby 5, Gus Smith 4, Jacob Gifford 3, Colton Dempsey 2.

3-point goals: Collins 2, Carper, Morris (FT); Wood 5, Miller, Paulin, Willingham, L. Dempsey, Gifford (S).

Fouled out: None.

NOTEWORTHY: Landon Wood scored a game-high 28 points, including five 3-point baskets, to help Stratford torch Ft. Towson 91-47 at home Friday night. Stratford raced to a 23-4 first quarter lead and extended it to 47-18 by halftime. Noah Johnson scored 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Russell Caton just missed double figures with nine.

Team Records: Stratford 9-13; Ft. Towson 3-19.

Up Next: Stratford vs. Hinton, 8 p.m. Friday at Class 2A District Tournament at Christian Heritage High School in Del City.

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.