The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 17, 2013

Skeltur leads on the line tonight

By Bruce Campbell, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

— The Skeltur Conference girls and boys leads will be on the line tonight when Pioneer hosts Pond Creek-Hunter in a 6:30 p.m. girls-boys basketball doubleheader.

Pioneer and Pond Creek-Hunter share the girls conference lead with perfect 4-0 marks. The boys teams share the league lead with Drummond and Garber at 3-1.

Pond Creek-Hunter, 13-2 and ranked No. 7 in Class A, has lost only to Timberlake, No. 5 in Class B, this season.

The Lady Panthers have won eight of their last nine games, including knocking Waukomis out of a share the Skeltur lead, 66-47 Tuesday behind a season-high 33 points from Jade Jones.

Pioneer’s girls (6-6) got a season-high 17 points from Bayli Koontz in a 60-39 rout of Covington-Douglas on Tuesday. The 60 points was the Lady Mustangs’ highest scoring output of the season.

The Panthers, ranked No. 9 in Class A boys, have won seven of their last eight. They topped the 80-point mark for the fourth time this season in a 85-40 rout of Waukoms. Mac Styles has averaged 14 points over the last seven games.

Pioneer is looking to win three games in a row for the first time this season. The Mustangs had their highest scoring output of the season in a 70-37 rout of Covington-Douglas behind a season-high 26 points from Blake Gabriel.

In other county action tonight (girls records listed first):

Chisholm (8-6, 4-10) at Fairview (13-1,11-3) — Fairview’s girls, ranked No. 3 in 2A, try to beat Chisholm for the third time this season. The Lady Jackets have won seven straight. Baylor Reese has scored 52 points over the past three games.

Megan Galusha has scored 86 points over the past five games, including 16 in a 54-40 loss to Fairview in the Wheat Capital semifinals last week.

Fairview’s boys have won six of their last seven games, including a 58-38 win at Chisholm on Jan. 4 behind 22 points from Bryce Kippenberger. The Longhorns have lost eight of their past nine games. Trevor Galusha led CHS in the last meeting with 13 points.

Cimarron (4-14, 10-8) at Covington-Douglas (3-12, 6-9) — Cimarron’s Caitlin Theilen had 15 points in a 69-39 loss to Garber Tuesday. Covington-Douglas has lost five of its last six games. Jessie Parsons has three straight games in double figures.

Covington-Douglas’ boys have lost five of its last six games. Quentin Thayer has three straight games in double figures. Cimarron had a two-game winning streak snapped by Garber, 76-48 on Tuesday. Logan Watkins is averaging 24.6 points over the past nine games.

OBA (5-8, 7-6) at Mooreland (13-0, 10-3) — Mooreland’s girls are ranked No. 14 in Class 2A. Only one opponent — Okeene (45) — has scored more than 40 points against the Lady Bearcats. OBA has scored 40 or more points only four times this season. Brooke Wayman had 11 points in a 48-35 loss to Chisholm Tuesday.

Mooreland’s boys have won five of its last six games, the only loss being to Forgan 71-59 in the finals of the Oil Center Classic in Woodward Saturday. Preston Atwood had 18 points for OBA in a 60-45 win over Chisholm Tuesday.

 Waukomis (11-5, 7-9) at Garber (10-3, 9-4) — Waukomis’ and Garber’s girls are both 3-1 in Skeltur Conference play. The visiting Lady Chiefs try to bounce back from a 66-47 loss to Pond Creek-Hunter. Alexa Harris had 19 points in the game.

Garber, ranked No. 20 in Class A, is riding a seven-game winning streak. The Lady Wolverines had their second-highest offensive output of the season in beating Cimarron 69-30 Tuesday behind 14 points from Madeline Leathers.

Garber’s boys, ranked No. 20 in Class A, look to keep a share of the Skeltur Conference lead. The Wolverines went over the 70-point mark for the fourth time in the last six games in a 76-48 win over Cimarron Tuesday behind 18 points from Eric Killman. Waukomis will try to bounce back from a 45-point loss to Pond Creek-Hunter. The 85 points was the most points the Chiefs have given up this season.