Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Justus Crites poured in 25 points and Hunter Lovell added 21 as Waukomis downed Garber 62-48 Wednesday in a boys consolation semifinal game.
The Chiefs built a 10-point lead for a 30-20 advantage at halftime and used a 19-point third quarter to extend their lead to 49-32 and coasted from there for the victory.
The Chiefs improved to 3-0 against Garber this season, all three games coming in the last two weeks. Wednesday’s 14-point margin easily was the largest, Waukomis’ first two wins over the Wolverines coming by a total of 13 points.
The Wolverines (2-15), the defending Skeltur Conference Tournament champions, were led by Ryan Malaska’s 14 points and Parker Betchen’s nine.
Jared Lawson added 10 for Waukomis (8-9), which plays Dover for the consolation championship at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, with a chance to pull back to .500 on the season for the first time since Dec. 17.
CIMARRON 52, WAUKOMIS 47 (G)
Courtney McCartney had 17 points in leading the Cimarron Lady Trail Blazers to a 52-47 victory over Waukomis Wednesday in a girls consolation bracket semifinal of the Skeltur Conference Tournament at the Enid Event Center.
The contest was close throughout with Cimarron clinging to a 26-25 halftime lead and holding a six point lead in the fourth period at 44-38 before Waukomis went on a 9-4 spurt to pull to within 48-47 with just over seven seconds left, but Cimarron put the game away at the free throw line as McCartney and Hannah Poage each drained a pair of free throws to secure the win.
The Lady Chiefs (2-15) were led in scoring with 21 points from Kysha Eck.
McCartney was joined in double figures by Hannah Poage and Mikenzie Lee, who each had 13 points for Cimarron (7-12) which faces Dover at 4 p.m. Friday for the consolation championship.
DOVER 47, DRUMMOND 34 (G)
The Dover Lady Longhorns raced out to a 9-2 lead after one period and never looked back in defeating Drummond 47-34 in a girls consolation bracket semifinal Wednesday. It was only Dover’s second win of the season in 17 games.
The game was decided by the end of the third period after Dover built a lead of 40-18.
Dover (2-15) was led in scoring by Kristina Walker with 16 points and 14 points from Raegan Garrison and will play Cimmaron for the girls consolation championship at 4 p.m. on Friday.
ReAnne Wagner paced Drummond (2-16) with 13 points.
DOVER 51, COV.-DOUGLAS 37 (B)
Dover punched its ticket to the boys consolation championship game with a 51-37 victory over Covington-Douglas Wednesday night.
The Longhorns (12-6), led by D’Vante Randle’s game high 25 points, jumped out to a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 16-6, and extended their lead to 24-13 at halftime.
The Wildcats pulled to within three points with a strong third period, outscoring Dover 17-9 to trail 33-30 entering the final period, but the Longhorns dominated the fourth period to pull away for the 14 point victory.
Dover plays Waukomis at 5:20 p.m. Friday for the consolation title.
Covington-Douglas (2-14) was led by Matt Harak with 10 points.
Games for today, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
4 p.m.: Garber-PIoneer (g)
5:20 p.m.: Pond Creek-Hunter-Drummond (b)
6:40 p.m.: Pond Creek-Hunter-Covington-Douglas (g)
8 p.m.: Pioneer-Cimarron (b)