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Beggs sweeps conference battle with Kellyville
Okmulgee Times, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Page 3B
By LARRY OWEN Times Sports Editor
KELLYVILLE - The Beggs varsity basketball teams came away with a sweep in their Heartland Conference meeting with the Kellyville Ponies and Lady Ponies last Friday evening. The Lady Demons kicked things off last Friday with a 64-49 thrashing of the Lady Ponies. The Demons capped off the sweep by defeating the host Ponies by an 86-71 margin in the nightcap. The Beggs squads closed out their regular-season schedule on Tuesday evening at home against the Eufaula Ironheads and Lady Ironheads. The Demons and Lady Demons will kick off their postseason journey on Friday at home against Hartshorne. The meeting with the Miners and Lady Miners will come in the Class 3A, Area III, District 8 championship games. The girls district championship contest will tip off at 6:30 p.m. at the Beggs Event Center, followed by the boys title game at approximately 8 p.m. Wins on Friday will put the Beggs squads in the winner's bracket of next week's regional tournament at the Beggs Event Center next Thursday at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively, while losses to Hartshorne will drop the Demons and Lady Demons into the consolation quarterfinal round in Beggs at 1:30 and 3 p.m., respectively. In last Friday's girls game, the Lady Demons trailed by two, 16-14, after the first eight minutes of action. In the second quarter, the Beggs ladies outscored the host Lady Ponies 17-6 to take a 3122 lead into the halftime break. Kellyville regained the lead at 49-41, heading into the final frame, after coming out of the third period with a 23-10 advantage. The Beggs ladies rebounded from their sluggish offensive performance in the third quarter by erupting for 23 points in the final eight minutes of regulation. The Beggs defense clamped down on the host Lady Ponies in the final stanza, allowing the Kellyville ladies to score only four points in the quarter to walk away with the 64-49 victory. Diamonique Kennedy led all scorers with a game-high 23 points. Raven Blackbear was next for Beggs with 18, followed by Moiyia Phillips and Cheyenne Johnson with five each. Kaitlyn Couch and Chyniqua Johnson were next for the Lady Demons with four apiece, followed by Mattie Blackbear with three and Chiawna Johnson two. Kellyville's top scorer was Breana Marts with 18. The duo of Amanda Asanuma and Sarah Jones also reached double figures for the host Lady Ponies with 11 points each. In the boys contest last Friday, the Demons led 23-17 after one quarter and 50-26 at halftime. The Beggs gentlemen edged past the host Ponies 19-18 in a high-scoring third period to take a 69-44 advantage into the final eight minutes of action. Kellyville attempted a comeback in the final stanza, erupting for 27 points in the frame. Beggs, however, countered with 17 points in the period to walk away with the 86-71 victory. E.J. Smoot was tops for Beggs with a game-high 25 points. Stacy Phillips and Mateo Sanders were next in the scoring column for the Demons with 16 points apiece. Also reaching double figures for Beggs were Shaidan Jordan with 12 and Ira Blackbear with 10. Dusty Pendergrass was next for Beggs with four points, while Chandler Stanton rounded out the Demon scoring with three points. Kellyville was led in scoring by Jordan White with 18 points. Tanner Clayton and Hunter Henderson also reached double-digit scoring for the Ponies with 11 and 10, respectively. Jacob Heath and Chase Thompson just missed scoring in double figures for Kellyville with nine points apiece.
--Girls Game Beggs 64, Kellyville 49 Beg - 14 - 17 - 10 - 23 (64) Kell - 16 - 6 - 23 - 4 (49) Beggs Scoring: Diamonique Kennedy 23, Raven Blackbear 18, Moiyia Phillips 5, Cheyenne Johnson 5, Kaitlyn Couch 4, Chyniqua Johnson 4, Mattie Blackbear 3, Chiawna Johnson 2. Kellyville Scoring: Breana Marts 18, Amanda Asanuma 11, Sarah Jones 11, Demetria Rager 4, Haylee Wiggs 2, Mayson Evans 2, Alyssa Hawley 1. --Boys Game Beggs 86, Kellyville 71 Beg - 23 - 27 - 19 - 17 (86) Kell - 17 - 9 - 18 - 27 (71) Beggs Scoring: E.J. Smoot 25, Stacy Phillips 16, Mateo Sanders 16, Shaidan Jordan 12, Ira Blackbear 10, Dusty Pendergrass 4, Chandler Stanton 3. Kellyville Scoring: Jordan White 18, Tanner Clayton 11, Hunter Henderson 10, Jacob Heath 9, Chase Thompson 9, Dakodah Jones 6, Carson Brown 5, Brayden DeGraffenreid 3.
Morris splits conference meeting with Haskell
Morris senior Bastien Lallemand (33) goes in for a layup during last Fridayâ€™s home game against Haskell. (Staff photo by Larry Owen)
Lady Eagles rally for 59-52 win; Eagles suffer 66-50 setback
By LARRY OWEN Times Sports Editor
MORRIS - The Morris Lady Eagles rallied from an 11-point deficit with a little over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of last Friday's home conference meeting with the Haskell Lady Haymakers. The Lady Eagles trailed 52-41 just under halfway through the final period, then used an 18-0 run the remainder of the quarter to walk off the floor at the Don Shoemake Sports Complex with a thrilling 59-52 victory over the visiting Lady Haymakers. In the nightcap, the Eagles overcame an 8-point deficit in the second quarter to go into halftime tied at 29-29. The visiting Haymakers utilized a 17-4 run midway through the third quarter to help turn a 3-point Morris lead into an eventual 66-50 loss for the host Eagles. The Morris cage squads returned to action on Tuesday evening when they played host to their arch rivals, the Henryetta Golden Knights and Lady Knights. Following Tuesday's county showdown with Henryetta, the Eagles and Lady Eagles will open the postseason on Friday evening at Sperry in the Class 3A, Area II, District 7 championship games against the Sperry Pirates and Lady Pirates. Friday's playoff opener will get started at 6:30 p.m. with girls action, followed by the boys game at approximately 8 p.m. In the girls game last Friday, the Lady Haymakers came out of a back-and-forth first quarter with a 14-10 margin. The Lady Eagles took a 28-25 lead into the halftime break after outscoring the visitors 18-11 in the second stanza. Haskell used a 19-12 advantage in the third period to take over the lead at 44-40 with eight minutes remaining in regulation. The Lady Haymakers went on a 8-1 run in the first half of the final frame for a 52-41 advantage. Kamarie Wallace began Morris' 18-0 run in the final half of the fourth with a basket. Emily Wiedel's 3-pointer at 4:06 made it a 52-46 contest, then the Morris senior drove in for a layup at 3:19 to cut the Haskell lead to four, 52-48. Kyia Monahwee scored at the 2:40 mark for Morris to cut the deficit in half, 5250, then Kyzia Whisenhunt's 3-point basket with 1:53 remaining put the Lady Eagles in front for the first time since leading 32-30 early in third quarter. A layup by Jaci Ledford at 1:34 pushed the Morris lead to three, 55-52, then Wiedel and Wallace each made a pair of free throws in the final minute of regulation to give the Lady Eagles the 59-52 decision. Ledford was tops in scoring for Morris with 11 points. Wallace and Wiedel were next for the Lady Eagles with 10 points each. Madyson Lewis chipped in eight points in the win for Morris, while Monahwee and Maddie James finished with six points apiece in the contest. Whisenhunt tallied five points in the win, while Kaylee Pinkston and Abby Walker rounded out the Morris scoring with two and one, respectively. Haskell was led in scoring by Sydnie Roberts with a gamehigh 24 points. Kristen Webb also reached double figures for the Lady Haymakers with 19. In the boys contest last Friday, the scoring went back and forth in the opening period. With Morris in front by three, 17-
14, Haskell closed out the opening quarter with a 5-0 run to lead by two, 19-17 at the end of the first eight minutes of action. The Haymakers' run continued in the second stanza, as the visitors scored the first eight points in the frame to lead 27-17. A basket by Brett Beard at 6:01 of the second snapped the combined 13-0 run for Haskell and made it a 27-19 contest. Joe McBride muscled inside for a basket for the host Eagles to cut the deficit to seven, 27-21. After a Haymaker basket made it a 29-21, the Morris boys used 8-0 run to close out second quarter and send the teams to halftime with the score knotted at 29-29. The Morris run was capped off by a thunderous two-handed slam dunk by Ben Abbott with 40.3 seconds left in the first half. Bastien Lallemand gave Morris a 31-29 lead with a basket at 7:13 in the third. After a Haskell basket tied the game at 31-31, Abbott put the Eagles back in front, 34-31, with a 3-point basket. That was the last time that Morris led in the conference battle, as Haskell used a 17-4 run to take over the lead at 48-38 with eight minutes remaining in regulation. The visitors took the final frame by an 18-12 margin to hand the Eagles the 66-50 defeat. Beard led Morris in scoring with 15 points. McBride came off the bench for the Eagles to find himself in double figures with 11. Lallemand was next for MHS with six, followed by Abbott and Dillon Mattingly with five each and Gahrett Powell and Thomas Drinnon three apiece. Eli Martin rounded out the scoring for the Eagles with two points. Haskell was led by the duo of Stavion McHenry and Mark Wheeland with 21 points apiece. Bronze Love was next for the Haymakers with 13. --Girls Game Morris 59, Haskell 52 Has - 14 - 11 - 19 - 8 (52) Mor - 10 - 18 - 12 - 19 (59) Haskell Scoring: Sydnie Roberts 24, Kristen Webb 19, Summer Jones 4, Amanda Stephens 3, Marissa Smith 2. Morris Scoring: Jaci Ledford 11, Kamarie Wallace 10, Emily Wiedel 10, Madyson Lewis 8, Kyia Monahwee 6, Maddie James 6, Kyzia Whisenhunt 5, Kaylee Pinkston 2, Abby Walker 1. Free Throws: Haskell 8-11; Morris 18-24. Three Pointers: Haskell 4; Morris 5. --Boys Game Haskell 66, Morris 50 Has - 19 - 10 - 19 - 18 (66) Mor - 17 - 12 - 9 - 12 (50) Haskell Scoring: Stavion McHenry 21, Mark Wheeland 21, Bronze Love 13, Darrell McJunkins 6, McQuay Shaw 3, Elijah Phillips 2. Morris Scoring: Brett Beard 15, Joe McBride 11, Bastien Lallemand 6, Ben Abbott 5, Dillon Mattingly 5, Gahrett Powell 3, Thomas Drinnon 3, Eli Martin 2. Free Throws: Haskell 7-18; Morris 6-15. Three Pointers: Haskell 5; Morris 4.