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Lady Eagles finish runner-up at Quinton Tournament
Okmulgee Times, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Eagles capture consolation title at three-day event By LARRY OWEN Times Sports Editor
QUINTON - The Morris Lady Eagles took home the runner-up team trophy this past Saturday at the Quinton Farmer's State Bank basketball tournament. The Lady Eagles earned wins over Weleetka (41-29) and Rattan (34-32) in their first two games of the 3-day tournament, but were unable to get their offense going in the championship game against Pocola, falling by a 69-32 margin to the Class 3A No. 10 Lady Indians. As for the Morris Eagle basketball team, the Morris gentlemen suffered a first-round defeat at the hands of the Howe Lions, 62-58, then rebounded from the openinground loss to notch a pair of 1-point victories over the Pocola Indians (52-51) and the Warner Eagles (48-47) to take home the consolation championship at the 3-day tournament. The Morris cage squads will return to action this Friday at home against Strother, then will close out their first-half schedule next Tuesday at home against Okay. Both home games are scheduled to begin with girls action at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys contest at approximately 8 p.m. Below are summaries from last weekend's Quinton Farmer's State Bank basketball tournament. Girls Bracket First Round Morris 41, Weleetka 29 The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 16-6 advantage after one quarter of action, then edged the Lady Outlaws 8-5 in the second period for a 24-11 halftime lead. Weleetka took the third period by a 7-6 margin to make it a 30-18 contest. Both teams tallied 11 points in the final frame to give the Morris ladies the opening-round win, 41-29. Charie Barnett led the way offensively for the Lady Eagles with 13 points. Kamarie Wallace and Madyson Lewis also reached double figures for Morris in the win with 11 points apiece. Other Morris scorers were Kaylee Pinkston with four and Kyzia Whisenhunt with two. --Semifinals Morris 34, Rattan 32 Rattan took the opening frame by a 12-4 margin. The Lady Eagles blanked the Lady Rams 7-0 in the second quarter to send the teams to their respective lockerrooms with the score tied at 12-12 at the intermission. Morris took a 23-21 lead into the final eight minutes of regulation after outscoring Rattan 11-9 in the third period. Both teams put up 11 points in the final quarter to give the Lady Eagles the hard-fought 34-32 victory and a spot in the tournament finals. Kyzia Whisenhunt led the Morris offensive attack with 12 points. Madyson Lewis was next in scoring for the Lady Eagles with eight, followed by Kaylee Pinkston with seven, Kamarie Wallace five, and Charie Barnett two. --Championship Pocola 69, Morris 32 The Lady Eagles trailed 15-11 after one quarter of
action. Pocola took the middle two frames by margins of 22-6 and 27-4, respectively, to lead 64-21, heading into the final eight minutes of regulation. The Morris ladies came out of the final stanza with an 11-5 advantage, but Pocola walked away with the 69-32 decision and award the Lady Eagles the runner-up title. Kaylee Pinkston led Morris in scoring with six points, followed by Charie Barnett and Treysa Clay with five points each. The trio of Madison Atwell, Kamarie Wallace, and Madyson Lewis were next for the Lady Eagles with three points apiece, followed by Ashlyn Baldridge, Natalie Parker, and Kyzia Whisenhunt with two each. Kaylee Leggett rounded out the MHS scoring with one point. --Boys Bracket First Round Howe 62, Morris 58 The Eagles trailed 12-10 after one and 30-21 at the intermission. Howe took the third period by a 19-10 margin to send the teams to the final quarter with Morris trailing by 18 points, 49-31. The Morris gentlemen erupted for 27 points in the final eight minutes of regulation in an attempt to overcome the huge double-digit deficit. Howe put up 13 points in the final frame to thwart the comeback attempt, handing the Eagles the 62-58 defeat. The top scorer for the Eagles in the loss was Joe McBride with a team-best 19 points. Brett Beard also found doubledigit scoring for Morris with 10. Other MHS scorers against Howe were Trenton Kelly and Daxton Metz with six each, Dillon Mattingly and Christian Stacy five apiece, Devin Warren four, and Johnson Huynh three. --Consolation Semifinals Morris 52, Pocola 51 The Eagles came out of the first eight minutes of action with a 17-12 advantage. Pocola took the second stanza 118 to send the game into the halftime break with Morris clinging to a 2-point lead, 25-23. The Indians took over the lead at 47-46 after outscoring the Morris gentlemen 14-11 in the third period. The Eagles walked off the Quinton High School basketball court with the thrilling 52-51 victory after taking the final frame by a 16-14 margin. Joe McBride once again was the top offensive producer for Morris, finishing with a team-high 22 points. Trenton Kelly joined McBride in double figures with 12. Daxton Metz was next for the Eagles with seven, followed by Dillon Mattingly and Brett Beard with four points each. Devin Warren rounded out the Morris scoring with three points. --Consolation Finals Morris 48, Warner 47 Both teams tallied nine points in the opening quarter then Warner came out of the second stanza with an 8-7 advantage to take a 17-16 lead at the intermission. The offense picked up in the second half with both teams putting up 19 points in the third period for a 36-35 margin for the Warner Eagles with one quarter remaining in regulation. The scoring went back and forth in the final frame
with Morris coming out of the stanza with a 13-11 advantage to award the MHS squad the thrilling 48-47 decision. For the third time in the tournament, Joe McBride was the top scorer for the victorious Eagles, finishing with a team-best 16 points. Trenton Kelly was next for Morris with 10, followed by Johnson Huynh with nine. Other Morris scorers in the consolation finals win were Brett Beard with six, Dillon Mattingly five, and Devin Warren two. --Quinton Tournament Girls Bracket First Round Morris 41, Weleetka 29 (29) Weleetka - 6 - 5 - 7 - 11 Morris - 16 - 8 - 6 - 11 (41) Morris Scoring: Charie Barnett 13, Kamarie Wallace 11, Madyson Lewis 11, Kaylee Pinkston 4, Kyzia Whisenhunt 2. --Semifinals Morris 34, Rattan 32 Morris - 5 - 7 - 11 - 11 (34) Rattan - 12 - 0 - 9 - 11 (32) Morris Scoring: Kyzia Whisenhunt 12, Madyson Lewis 8, Kaylee Pinkston 7, Kamarie Wallace 5, Charie Barnett 2. --Championship Pocola 69, Morris 32 Morris - 11 - 6 - 4 - 11 (32) Pocola - 15 - 22 - 27 - 5 (69) Morris Scoring: Kaylee Pinkston 6, Charie Barnett 5, Treysa Clay 5, Madison Atwell 3, Kamarie Wallace 3, Madyson Lewis 3, Ashlyn Baldridge 2, Natalie Parker 2, Kyzia Whisenhunt 2, Kaylee Leggett 1. --Boys Bracket First Round Howe 62, Morris 58 Morris - 10 - 11 - 10 - 27 (58) Howe - 12 - 18 - 19 - 13 (62) Morris Scoring: Joe McBride 19, Brett Beard 10, Trenton Kelly 6, Daxton Metz 6, Dillon Mattingly 5, Christian Stacy 5, Devin Warren 4, Johnson Huynh 3. --Consolation Semifinals Morris 52, Pocola 51 Pocola - 12 - 11 - 14 - 14 (51) Morris - 17 - 8 - 11 - 16 (52) Morris Scoring: Joe McBride 22, Trenton Kelly 12, Daxton Metz 7, Dillon Mattingly 4, Brett Beard 4, Devin Warren 3. --Consolation Finals Morris 48, Warner 47 Morris - 9 - 7 - 19 - 13 (48) (47) Warner - 9 - 8 - 19 - 11 Morris Scoring: Joe McBride 16, Trenton Kelly 10, Johnson Huynh 9, Brett Beard 6, Dillon Mattingly 5, Devin Warren 2.
Summit Christian was led in scoring by the duo of Langerbartefs with 14 and Lynch with 12. --Semifinals Chouteau-Mazie 50, Preston 43 The Lady Pirates held a slim 9-8 advantage after one quarter and outscored the Lady Wildcats 13-12 in the second stanza for a 22-20 halftime lead. Chouteau-Mazie took the third period by a 17-11 margin and sent the teams into the final quarter with the Preston ladies trailing by four, 37-33. The visitors came out of the final frame with a 1310 margin to hand the host Lady Pirates the 50-43 setback. Euniece Leach was tops in scoring for Preston with 11, followed by Marian Lewis with 10. Ahmiah Tiger and Aiyonna Tecumseh just missed double digits for the Lady Pirates with nine and eight, respectively. Makayla Scott was next for Preston with three, followed by Abbie Long with two. Keys and Wilson led Chouteau-Mazie with 16 and 15 points, respectively. --Third Place Preston 60, Rejoice Christian 29 The Lady Pirates took the opening quarter by an 11-8 margin then outscored the Lady Eagles 16-7 in the second stanza for a 27-15 halftime advantage. The Preston ladies put the game out of reach in the third period with a 22-4 margin then edged the visitors 11-10 in the final quarter to walk away with the decisive 60-29 victory and the thirdplace trophy. Eunice Leach finished with a game-high 18 points to lead the Preston scoring. Aiyonna Tecumseh also reached double figures for the Lady Pirates with 12. Marian Lewis was next for PHS with nine, followed by Samantha Hack with seven, Makayla Scott six, Abbie Long, and Aaliyah Harrison. Curtis was tops for Rejoice Christian with seven, followed by Revard, Kelley, and T. Shaw with six points each. --Boys Bracket First Round Preston 96, Chouteau-Mazie 75 The Pirates came out of the opening frame with a 20-17 advantage. The host Preston squad made it a 56-34 contest at halftime after outscoring the Wildcats 36-17 in the second period. Chouteau-Mazie took the third quarter by a 23-16 margin to cut the Preston lead to 52-40 with eight minutes remaining in regulation. The Pirates completed the 21-point, opening-round, victory with a 24-18 advan-
tage in the final frame to advance with the 96-75 decision. C.J. Cohran and Turner Howk had the hot hands offensively for the Pirates. Cochran finished with a game-high 38 points, while Howk lit up the scoreboard for 35 for the victorious Preston squad. Jarron Williams also reached double figures for the Pirates in the opening-round win with 10. Other Preston scorers in the contest were J. Scot Fife with four, Billy Hudson three, and Juan Zavala, Jarvis Demery, and Dallas Bagby two each. Keys led Chouteau-Mazie with 28, followed by Miller with 14 and Raleigh 13. --Semifinals Wright City 76, Preston 63 The Pirates trailed the top-ranked Lumberjax 17-15 in the first period and went into halftime down by four, 3329, after being outscored 16-14 in the second stanza. Wright City extended its lead to double digits at the end of three, 61-42, after taking the third period by a 28-15 margin. The Preston gentlemen attempted to overcome the double-digit deficit in the final frame, but were only able to manage a 21-15 advantage in the fourth quarter to come up on the short end of a 76-63 outcome. C.J. Cochran led Preston in scoring with a game-high 22 points. Turner Howk was next in scoring for the Pirates with 20, followed by Juan Zavala with 10. Other Preston scorers in the semifinal loss were Jarron Williams and J. Scot Fife with six each and Jarvis Demery with three. Wright City was led in scoring by C. Trusty with 20, followed by R. Briley with 19 and Burrell with 11. --Third Place Preston 64, Rejoice Christian 63 Rejoice Christian took the opening frame by a 17-10 margin. The host Pirates came out of the second period with an 18-15 margin to go into the intermission trailing by four, 32-28. Rejoice Christian increased its lead to five, 48-43, heading into the final eight minutes of regulation after outscoring the host Preston squad 16-15 in the third quarter. The Pirates overcame the deficit in the final period, edging past the Eagles 21-15 in the frame to walk away with the 64-63 decision and the third-place trophy. C.J. Cochran finished with a game-high 29 points to lead the victorious Pirates. Jarron Williams was next for Preston with 17. J. Scot Fife finished with eight for the Pirates, followed by Juan Zavala with seven and Billy Hudson three. Seay was the top scorer for Rejoice Christian with 22, followed by Lietzke with 17 and Barham with 11.
Preston cagers earn 3rd at home tourney By LARRY OWEN Times Sports Editor
PRESTON - The Preston basketball teams earned thirdplace finishes at last weekend's Preston Invitational Tournament. The Pirates and Lady Pirates earned victories over Rejoice Christian last Saturday to finish their home cage tournament with 2-1 records. The Preston ladies began the 3-day event last Thursday with a 58-41 decision over Summit Christian, then suffered a 50-43 setback to Chouteau-Mazie in the semifinals last Friday. The Lady Pirates concluded the home tournament with a 60-29 drubbing of Rejoice Christian to take home the third-place hardware. On the boys side, the host Pirates routed ChouteauMazie 96-75 in their opening-round battle last Thursday, then dropped into the third-place contest with a 76-63 loss in the semifinals last Friday to Class 2A top-ranked Wright City. The Preston gentlemen finished the 3-day tournament with a hard-fought 64-63 victory over Rejoice Christian in last Saturday's third-place game. The Preston cage squads will return to action this Friday evening with a home battle with the Oklahoma Union Cougars and Lady Cougars. Friday's home contest will be the first-half finale for the Pirates and Lady Pirates and will begin with girls action at 6:30 p.m. The boys game will follow at approximately 8 p.m. Below are summaries from last weekend's Preston Invitational Basketball Tournament. Girls Bracket First Round Preston 58, Summit Christian 41 The Lady Pirates trailed 15-14 after the first eight minutes of action then were edged 11-9 in the second stanza to go into the halftime break down by three, 26-23. The Preston ladies caught fire offensively in the second half, outscoring the Lady Eagles 35-15 in the final frame to walk away with the 58-41 decision. The Lady Pirates took the third period 20-8, then finished off the second-half comeback with a 15-7 advantage in the final frame. Marian Lewis led all scorers with a game-high 18 points. Euniece Leach and Samantha Hack also reached double figures for the Lady Pirates with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Ahmiah Tiger was next in scoring for Preston with nine, followed by Aaliyah Harrison and Makayla Scott with two each and Anna Raley with one.