The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 14, 2013

OBA's Rich knows Chisholm well

ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma Bible Academy girls coach Patrick Rich will be facing his old employer tonight when the Lady Trojans host Chisholm in the first half of a girls-boys basketball doubleheader at 6:30.

Rich was an assistant at Chisholm before taking the OBA girls reins last summer.

The Lady Trojans, 5-7, have won three of their past four games, including a 39-32 win over Chandler in the Ripley Tournament consolation finals Saturday.

The visiting Lady Longhorns, 7-6, are coming off a 47-38 loss to Kingfisher in the third-place game of the Wheat Capital Tournament. Megan Galusha, who scored 51 points in the tournament, leads the CHS offense with a 15.6 average.

OBA’s boys, 6-6, are coming off a 69-62 loss to Preston in the third-place game of the Ripley Tournament despite a season-high 19-point effort from Dylan White.

Chisholm, 4-9, have lost seven of its past eight games, including a 58-52 loss to Perry in the consolation finals of the Wheat Capital. Caleb Lang scored 42 points over the tournament.

In other county games (girls records listed first):

Covington-Douglas (3-11, 6-8) at Pioneer (5-6, 3-8) — Pioneer’s girls are tied for the Skeltur Conference lead with Pond Creek-Hunter and Waukomis at 3-0. Shelby Flavell had a season-high 19 points in a 59-54 win over Guymon Saturday.

Covington-Douglas’ girls lost to Kremlin-Hillsdale in the Cherokee Invitational consolation finals Saturday.

Pioneer’s Colby Koontz had a season-high 25 points in a 66-60 win over Guymon Saturday. He is averaging 16.2 points since his return from the injured list. The visiting Wildcats lost to Deer Creek-Lamont in the Cherokee Invitational consolation finals.

Drummond (8-9, 15-2) at Timberlake (12-1, 2-11) — Timberlake’s girls, ranked No. 6 in Class B, are coming off their first loss of the season — 65-46 to No. 2 Lomega. Bailee Clift is averaging 13 points over the past six games. Drummond has lost four straight.

Drummond’s boys, ranked No. 9 in Class A, are coming off their second loss of the season — 66-62 to Laverne in the Ward Center Classic finals. Brady Kokojan leads the offense with a 21.9 average. Timberlake has lost five straight.

Garber (9-3, 8-4) at Cimarron (4-13, 10-7) — Garber’s girls are riding a six-game winning streak, including a 61-57 victory over the Wichita Home School team in the finals of the Mulhall-Orlando Tournament. Jennifer Pralle has averaged 14.7 points during the streak, including a season-high 22 against Wichita. Cimarron broke a five-game losing streak Saturday by beating Drummond 37-29 in the seventh-place game of the Ward Center Classic.

Garber’s boys, ranked No. 20 in Class A, are in a four-way tie for the Skeltur lead at 2-1, Cimarron is a half-game back at 2-2. The Wolverines fell to Coyle 53-52 in the Mulhall-Orlando finals. Cimarron beat Leedey 62-53 in the Ward Classic consolation finals. Logan Watkins is averaging 23 points and Mason Seelke 19.8 over the past eight games.

Kremlin-Hillsdale (5-9, 0-14) at Medford (6-7, 4-9) — The visiting Lady Broncs are coming off a consolation championship at the Cherokee Invitational. Katie Davis scored 47 points in the tournament. Medford has won three of its past five games, including a 61-52 win over Ringwood Friday behind 18 points from Shelby Quinlan.

Medford’s boys broke a three-game losing streak by beating Ringwood 60-54 Friday behind 16 points from Ryan Kilian. The Broncs had their highest scoring output of the season in a 50-43 loss to Aline-Cleo in the seventh-place game of the Cherokee Invitational Saturday.

Pond Creek-Hunter (11-2, 11-2) at Waukomis (11-4, 7-8) — Both Pond Creek-Hunter and Waukomis’ girls are a perfect 3-0 in the Skeltur. The visiting Lady Panthers, ranked No. 7 in Class A, beat Burlington 57-45 in the Cherokee Tournament finals behind a season-high 22 points from Kalanne McKee. Waukomis beat Coyle 51-33 for third place at the Mulhall-Orlando Tournament. The Lady Chiefs have won eight of their past 10 games.

Pond Creek-Hunter and Waukomis are in a four-way tie for the Skeltur lead at 2-1. The Panthers, ranked No. 10 in Class A, have won eight straight games, including a 50-44 win over Cherokee in the Cherokee Tournament finals behind 13 points from Bryant Peck. The Chiefs have won three of their last four games, including a 57-52 win over Dover in the Mulhall-Orlando consolation finals.

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