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January 22, 2014

Roundup: Third-quarter runs lifts Garber girls over Waukomis

ENID, Okla. — Shealynn Garrett scored 13 points and Jessi Beebe added 12 points and 11 rebounds as third-seeded Garber held off a late charge from No. 6 seed Waukomis for a 54-46 win Tuesday in the Skeltur Conference Tournament at the Enid Event Center.

Kysha Eck scored 16 of her game-high 25 in the fourth quarter as Waukomis whittled a 15-point Garber lead down to seven in the frame, but a quarter-long slump in the third cost the Lady Chiefs (2-14) a chance at their third win.

Four days after beating the Lady Chiefs 51-24 in Waukomis, Garber (8-8) led just 25-22 at intermission despite a first-half double-double from Beebe (12 points, 10 rebounds). But the Lady Wolverines scored the first 10 points and the last four of the third, bookending Waukomis’ sole basket, an Eck layup almost five minutes into the quarter.

 The Lady Chiefs went scoreless in their first seven possessions in the frame, five of them ending in turnovers, and finished the frame with nine misses on 10 shots and eight giveaways, succumbing to a Garber press that rarely let Waukomis reach the basket.

The Lady Wolverines led 39-24 entering the fourth, enough to sustain a Waukomis rally that pulled the game within 50-43 with 1:26 remaining.

Garber’s 34-percent shooting wasn’t much better than Waukomis’ 27 percent, and the Lady Wolverines had one more turnover (19) than Waukomis in the sometimes-sloppy game, but Garber’s 39-29 advantage on the boards — including 19 offensive rebounds — provided the difference.

Garber faces second-seeded Pioneer in the semifinals at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and Waukomis plays seven seed Cimarron in the consolation bracket at 4 p.m. today.

PIONEER 64, CIMARRON 31 (Girls)

Bayli Koontz and Lexsie Mann scored 16 points apiece to lead four Lady Mustangs in double figures as No. 2 seed Pioneer sprinted past seventh-seeded Cimarron in the second half en route to a 64-31 win.

After starting the game on a 7-0 run, Pioneer (7-6) led 27-15 at halftime, but quickly boosted its advantage on the way to outpacing Cimarron 37-16 over the final two quarters.

Courtney McCartney led Cimarron (4-8) with eight points. Carli Woolsey scored 13 and Andi Simunek added 10 for the Lady Mustangs.

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