ASHER – Alexis Chamberlain fired in 24 points as the Stonewall Lady Longhorns outlasted the Asher Lady Indians 52-49 in the opening round of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.
Stonewall knocked down six treys in the game, as Dawsyn Lyon recorded three of those on the way to 13 points. Ashley Hayes nailed two 3-pointers and ended up with eight points.
Ryan Herndon paced Asher with 19 points, including four treys, and Sarah Fleming added 12.
The Lady Longhorns led 29-24 at halftime but were outscored by the Lady Indians, 13-5, in the third quarter. Stonewall battled back with an 18-13 fourth quarter to earn the win.
Stonewall will face Vanoss at 8 p.m. tonight in the semifinals. Asher will meet Tupelo at 4 p.m. Friday in the consolation bracket.
The Calvin girls got hot from beyond the arc and shot past Stratford 64-59.
Stratford led 35-25 at halftime before the Lady Bulldogs erupted for 24 points in the third quarter before ending the game with a 15-6 surge.
The Lady Bulldogs sank 15 3-pointers in the game, including six apiece from Shatel Potter and Kelcie Howell.
“We made 15 3-pointers and won by five,” said Calvin head coach Nathan Holland. “But they did fight hard against a very large Stratford girls team. Their size and effort caused us problems the whole game.”
Stratford held a slim 13-11 lead after one quarter before using a 22-14 run in the second period to grab the 10-point advantage at the break.
“Being down 10 at the half, we had to change everything we do on defense and were able to cause some turnovers and keep the ball away from their post players,” Holland said.
Potter finished with 25 points to lead the Calvin offensive attack, while Howell followed with 20. Denise Thomas just missed double figures with nine points — on the strength of three 3-point shots — and Hannah Harris followed with eight.
Jaedyn Getman, Stratford’s 6-0 freshman post player, scored a game-high 28 points. Abbi Phelps added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Calvin, ranked No. 8 in Class B, improved to 8-2 on the year, while Stratford dropped to 1-1.
The Lady Bulldogs will battle Allen at 6:40 p.m. tonight in a semifinal game, while Stratford meets Roff at 5:20 p.m. Friday in consolation play.
Roff 73, Stratford 43
The Roff Tigers placed four players in double figures, led by Wil Joplin’s 23 points, in a 73-43 rout of the Stratford Bulldogs Tuesday in the first round of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament at Asher High School.
Joplin knocked down three of Roff’s seven treys in the game.
Brady Benedict added 13 points, including two treys, to the Tiger attack, followed by Trayson Miller with 12 and Aiden Bagwell with 10. James Jones chipped in eight points.
Payton Wood topped Stratford with 15 points, while Luke Miller and Caleb Miller tacked on nine apiece. Wood nailed two treys in the contest.
Roff, now 5-2, will meet Allen at 6:40 p.m. Friday in a semifinal contest, while Stratford (1-1) battles at 5:20 tonight in consolation play.
Asher 60, Tupelo 46
Patch Hamilton poured in 21 points and Mike McDonald added 14, including one 3-point bucket, as the host Asher Indians tripped up the Tupelo Tigers 60-46.
Asher led 15-11 after one quarter and gradually built on that lead, going up 27-21 at the half and 45-34 through three quarters.
Ty Herndon contributed seven points, including one trey, and Chase Eckart ended up with six points in helping the Indians.
Ty Bourland, behind four 3-point makes, led Tupelo with 17 points, and Seth Foreman chipped in nine.
The Ada News Sports Editor Jeff Cali contributed to this report.