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February 1, 2013

First-place in Skeltur Conference on the line

ENID, Okla. — Skeltur Conference schedule makers hit it right for boys basketball this season.

Pond Creek-Hunter hosts Drummond tonight in the second half of a girls-boys doubleheader with the Skeltur title on the line.

The two teams are tied for first at 5-1 in league play.

Drummond (20-3) will try to repeat a 53-51 win over the Panthers (17-5) in the third-place game of the Skeltur Tournament Saturday.

Brady Kokojan had 17 for the Bulldogs in that game, while Parker Jankey and Zak Wilson both added 15. T.J. Krittenbrink was the lone Panther in double figures with 13.

Pond Creek-Hunter’s girls (19-3) clinched the league title Tuesday with a 52-41 win over Garber. Jade Jones is averaging 26.5 points over her last 10 games.

Drummond (9-16) has lost nine of its last 10 games, including a 61-21 decision to Covington-Douglas on Tuesday.

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

Alva (16-2, 16-2) at Chisholm (11-9, 6-14) — Alva’s girls are riding a six-game winning streak, which includes claiming the Okeene Invitational last week. They beat CHS at Alva, 52-40 behind 16 points from Jaden Hobbs. The Lady Longhorns are coming off a 54-34 rout of Blackwell behind  21 points from Megan Galusha, who has 11 straight games in double figures.

Chisholm’s boys look to avenge a 63-53 loss at Alva. The Goldbugs are riding a 15-game winning streak. Riley Hess had 19 points in the win over the Longhorns.

Cimarron (4-18, 12-11) at Kremlin-Hillsdale (6-15, 1-20) — Cimarron’s girls have lost five straight. The Lady Broncs will try to bounce back from a 40-31 loss to Cherokee Tuesday. Katie Davis has three straight games in double figures.

Both boys teams are coming off losses — Cimarron, 60-45 to Pioneer despite a 17-point effort from Logan Watkins and Kremlin-Hillsdale, a 56-32 loss to Cherokee.

Garber (15-5, 15-5) at Covington-Douglas (5-15, 8-13) — The homestanding Lady Wildcats had their highest offensive production of the season in beating Drummond 61-21 Tuesday. The Lady Wolverines are coming off back-to-back losses to Pond Creek-Hunter.

Garber’s boys had a seven-game winning streak broken at Pond Creek-Hunter Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Dallas Hunt. Covington-Douglas is coming off a loss to Drummond, despite 21-points from Cameron Brown.

OBA (8-11, 8-11) at Fairview (17-2, 14-5) — OBA’s girls have the distinction of playing a No. 3-ranked team for the second time this week. The Lady Trojans fell to Class A No. 3 Frontier 62-30 Tuesday. The defending Class 2A state champion Lady Jackets have won 11 of their last 12 games, including a 65-38 decision over Kingfisher Tuesday.

Fairview’s boys had their second lowest scoring output of the season in a 34-32 loss to Kingfisher Tuesday. They have lost two straight but had won five straight before that. The Trojans have lost five of their last six games, including a 54-52 loss to Frontier Tuesday.

Pioneer (8-10, 8-10) at Waukomis (14-7, 7-13) — The Lady Chiefs try to repeat a 62-35 win over the Lady Mustangs in the third-place game of the Skeltur Tournament. Sadie Perry led WHS in that game with 15 points. Pioneer had its highest offensive production of the season in a 65-23 rout of Cimarron Tuesday behind 12 points from Jessica Johnson.

Pioneer’s boys have won four of their last five games, including a 60-45 win over Cimarron Tuesday behind Blake Gabriel’s 19 points. The Chiefs have lost five straight.

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