ENID, Okla. — LOMEGA 80, RINGWOOD 34 (Girls)
No. 3-ranked Lomega rolled to an 80-34 victory over Ringwood Thursday in an opening round girls game.
The Lady Raiders (17-3) had three players in double figures, led by Taylor Mendell’s game-high 28 points. She was joined by Kylie Turner with 12 points and Beca Drake added 10 points.
Lomega put the game out of reach early with a 25-8 first period. Ringwood rebounded with a 15-point performance in the second period, but still trailed 45-23 at halftime. Lomega increased its lead to 68-31 after the third period in coasting to the victory.
The Lady Red Devils (5-10) were paced by Katelyn Randolph’s 10 points, and with the loss, fall to the consolation bracket where they play Deer Creek-Lamont in the consolation semifinals at 11 a.m. today.
Lomega, the girls tournament favorite, moves on to the winner’s bracket semifinals against Cherokee at 4:20 p.m. today.
BURLINGTON 47, LOMEGA 17 (Boys)
Boys top-seed Burlington Elks advanced in opening round play Thursday with an easy 47-17 win over Lomega.
The Raiders took an early 12-4 lead out of the gate and held a 19-11 advantage at halftime. Lomega had a difficult time finding the net, scoring only six points in the second half and the Elks eased to the win, outscoring Lomega 26-6 in the second-half.
Burlington (12-6) was led by Carter Stewart’s game-high 15 points and 12 points from Kyle Ellerbeck, and plays Medford in a winner’s bracket semifinal tonight at 8:20 p.m.
Lomega (1-17) plays Ringwood in a consolation semifinal at 3 p.m. today.
TIMBERLAKE 59, MEDFORD 21 (Girls)
Ami Adkisson scored a game-high 19 points and Timberlake turned a 30-16 halftime lead into a 59-21 win over Medford Thursday in the opening round of the Cherokee Strip Conference Tournament at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center.
The Lady Tigers expanded their intermission advantage with some suffocating second-half defense, holding to Lady Cardinals to five points in the final two frames, just one in the third.
Hailey Parker added 14 for Timberlake, and Trista Cripe led Medford with 10 points, the only Lady Cardinal in double figures. Timberlake advances to today’s 5:40 p.m. semifinal against Burlington, a 48-29 winner against Kremlin-Hillsdale on Thursday. Medford plays K-H at 1:40 p.m. today.