Enid News and Eagle
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.
DRUMMOND 80, GARBER 35 (Boys)
Brady Kokojan scored a game-high 23 points, and Parker Jankey added 21 as second-seeded Drummond blasted No. 7 seed Garber 80-35.
Caylen Enfield led the Wolverines with 22 points, but no other Garber player scored more than four, as the Class A seventh-ranked Bulldogs’ ball-hawking held Garber to just 12 second-half points.
Garber (2-14) trimmed a 15-point first-quarter gulf back to nine on back-to-back threes by Enfield and Cristian Gomez to close the frame, but Drummond outscored the Wolverines 24-10 in the second, doubling up Garber 46-23 at halftime and never letting up after intermission.
Logan Jantz added 10 points for the Bulldogs (15-2), who advanced to face No. 3 seed Pond Creek-Hunter in Thursday’s 5:20 p.m. semifinal, and Garber will face Waukomis at 5:20 p.m. today in the consolation semis. PC-Hunter throttled Waukomis 78-37 on Tuesday.
PC-HUNTER 78, WAUKOMIS 37 (Boys)
Trenton Grimes scored 20 points and Zach Rayner added 14 for third-seeded Pond Creek-Hunter in a 78-37 win against Waukomis in Tuesday’s first round of the Skeltur Conference Tournament.
The Class A No. 10 Panthers (10-1) led 31-18 at halftime and never were challenged in the final two quarters, blowing the game open in the third and holding the Chiefs to five points in the fourth quarter to advance convincingly into the semifinal round at 5:20 p.m. Thusday against second-seeded Drummond, an 80-35 winner against Garber.
Jared Lawson scored 10 to lead Waukomis (7-9), which will play Garber — a matchup the Chiefs have won twice this season — in the consolation semis at 5:20 p.m. today.
Drummond 80, Garber 35
Pond Creek-Hunter 78, Waukomis 37
Garber 54, Waukomis 46
Pioneer 64, Cimarron 31
Garber vs. Waukomis, 5:20 p.m.
Covington-Douglas vs. Dover, 8 p.m.
Waukomis vs. Cimarron, 4 p.m.
Dover vs. Drummond, 6:40 p.m.