The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 21, 2013

Turneys have sister coaching matchup

ENID, Okla. — The Harbaugh brothers’ upcoming Super Bowl matchup takes a back seat locally to the Turney sisters matchup tonight that highlights Garfield County basketball action.

Tasha (Turney) Diesselhorst will be taking her 14-3 Pond Creek-Hunter girls team to little sister Tana’s 5-11 Kremlin-Hillsdale in a renewal of the sister-vs.-sister coaching duel.

Tasha’s Lady Panthers beat Tana’s Covington-Douglas team twice last season — 62-29 at the Pond Creek-Hunter Tournament semifinals and 54-23 in Skeltur Conference action.

Burlington boys coach Randy Turney, the father of the coaches, said he will skip the game to watch Mulhall-Orlando and Coyle, two teams that will be in Burlington’s area in the playoffs.

“It’s going to be a lot easier on Dad that way,’’ Turney said with a smile. “I’m pretty sure I know what the outcome will be. Big sister (Tasha) better be nice.’’

Little sister Tana beat her big sister, though, in a junior high tournament at Lamont last month in which Turney and his wife Robyn did watch.

“There wasn’t any cheering going on,’’ Turney said. “Neither one of us said anything to each other. It’s kind of like being the parents of the Harbaugh boys in the Super Bowl. It’s tough, but it goes with the profession.’’

Robyn and Turney’s father, John, will be in the stands tonight. Randy Turney has first-hand knowledge of “family feuds,’’ having coached against both his father and brother Rod.

“You just hope both teams do the best they can and compete,’’ he said. “Once the game tips off, it’s just like any other game. When the game is over, you’re family again.’’

Kremlin-Hillsdale is having a “Pink Out’’ in support of breast cancer research. Johnetta Turney, the coaches’ aunt, lost a 12-year battle with breast cancer last August.

Johnetta was an All-American at Northern Oklahoma College in the early 1970s.

“She was as ornery as they come,’’ Randy Turney said.

Both schools have sold pink shirts with the proceeds going to cancer research.

Pond Creek-Hunter, ranked No. 10 in Class A, had a five-game winning streak snapped at defending Class B state champion Lomega  65-57 Saturday.

Jade Jones has the hot hand for the Lady Panthers, averaging 26.2 points over her past six games, including a 33-point effort against Waukomis and a 34-point effort against Lomega. Kremlin-Hillsdale’s Katie Davis has had three 25-point plus games this season. The Lady Broncs already have won two more games than last year.

Pond Creek-Hunter’s boys are 14-3, having won 10 of their past 11 games. T.J. Krittenbrink and Mac Styles have had three straight double-figure games.

The Broncs (0-16) lost to the Panthers 73-18 in the first-round of the Cherokee Tournament on Jan. 10.

In other county games tonight (girls records are listed first):

Drummond (8-10, 16-2) at Waukomis (11-6, 7-10) — Drummond’s girls are trying to break a five-game losing streak. Waukomis has lost three of its last four games. Sadie Perry had 15 points in a 63-55 loss to Garber Friday.

Drummond’s boys, at 3-1, are a half game back of Pond Creek-Hunter in the Skeltur Conference race. Zak Wilson has scored in double figures the past four games. Waukomis was held to its lowest offensive production in a 62-23 loss to Garber Friday. The Chiefs are 2-3 in the Skeltur.

OBA (5-9, 7-7) at Pioneer (6-7, 4-9) — OBA’s girls will try to repeat a 49-35 win over the Lady Mustangs at the OBA Prep Classic on Dec. 7. Lexsie Mann led PHS in that game with 10 points. Brooke Wayman had 25 for the Lady Trojans. OBA is coming off back-to-back losses to Chisholm (48-35) and Mooreland (50-31). Pioneer had a two-game winning streak broken by Pond Creek-Hunter 56-37 Friday.

Pioneer’s boys try to bounce back from an emotional 72-70 overtime loss to Pond Creek-Hunter Friday. The Mustangs had three players in double figures — Colby Koontz (21), Blake Gabriel (20) and Nicholas Denker (17). OBA has lost three of its past four games, including a 62-55 overtime loss to Mooreland Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Adam Eaton.

Perry (9-4, 4-9) at Chisholm (8-7, 4-11) —Chisholm’s girls will try to repeat their 47-30 win over the Lady Maroons in the first round of the Wheat Capital Tournament Jan. 10. The Lady Longhorns were led in that win by a 23-point effort from Megan Galusha and 11 points from Faith Mierlez. Perry lost to Blackwell 57-42 in the Wheat Capital consolation finals. CHS has lost three of its past four games, two of which came to defending 2A state champion Fairview.

Chishom’s boys have lost nine of their past 10 games. They were held to their lowest offensive production of the season in a 46-31 loss to Fairview Friday. Danner Kiernan had 12 points for the Longhorns. Perry will be trying to repeat a 58-52 win over Chisholm in the Wheat Capital consolation finals. Kale Hixon led the Maroons with 26 points. Perry has won four of its past five games.

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