The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 30, 2014

Panthers eye revenge against Drummond

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Pond Creek-Hunter’s boys will be going for the lead in the Skeltur Conference race when the Panthers visit Drummond in the second half of a 6:30 p.m. girls-boys basketball doubleheader tonight.

The Panthers (12-2, 4-1) fell to the Bulldogs (17-3, 4-0) 49-48 in a semifinal thriller at the Skeltur Conference Tournament last weekend.

Pond Creek-Hunter will be looking to slow down Brady Kokojan, who had 28 points in the game. Zach Rayner had a season-high 22 for the Panthers. Rayner has averaged 15.6 points over the last seven games.

A win puts the Panthers a half-game ahead of the Bulldogs in the Skeltur. However, a Drummond win would put the Bulldogs in the drivers seat since they have already beaten Pioneer (3-1) in league play.

Pond Creek-Hunter’s girls (17-0, 5-0) can clinch a tie for the Skeltur championship with a win tonight over the Lady Bulldogs (3-16, 2-2).

Jade Jones of the Lady Panthers had a season-high 31 points in an 80-51 rout of Garber on Tuesday. Drummond broke a nine-game losing streak by beating Waukomis 53-42 Tuesday.

In other county games Friday (girls records listed first):

Chisholm (9-7, 7-9) at Alva (18-1, 14-5) — Alva’s girls have three wins over the Lady Longhorns this season. Jaden Hobbs has 70 points in those three games for the Ladybugs. Megan Galusha has 33 for Chisholm. Alva (4-0) can clinch a tie for the 89er Conference championship with a win. The Ladybugs have won seven straight

The Goldbugs, riding a four-game winning streak, are looking to repeat a 76-58 win over Chisholm on Dec. 10 behind 21 points from Riley Hess and 20 from Lane Madsen. Chisholm, which has lost three straight, was led by Trevor Galusha’s 15 points.

Hennessey (10-5, 6-9) at OBA (6-11, 13-4) — OBA’s boys have won five of their last six games, including a 74-53 win over Hennessey in the third-place game of the Okeene Tournament Saturday. Adam Eaton had a season-high 29 points for the Trojans. Caleb McBride led the Eagles wth 16 points.

Hennessey’s girls fell to Fairview 47-32 in the Okeene Tournament finals Saturday, and to Class A power Okarche 60-31 on Tuesday. Ashley Atwood has had back-to-back double figure games for OBA, which lost to Frontier 62-34 Tuesday.

Waukomis (2-16, 8-11) at Pioneer (9-7, 11-5) — Pioneer’s boys go for their fifth straight win. Colby Koontz has had nine straight games in double figures, and is averaging 16.3 points per game. Justus Crites has three straight games in double figures for the Chiefs.

The Lady Mustangs have won five of their last six games and are a perfect 4-0 in the Skeltur Conference. Andi Simunek has scored 35 points over the last two games. Waukomis is trying to end an 11-game losing streak.

Cherokee (10-9, 9-6) at Cimarron (13-8) — Big game in the Orient Conference boys race. Cimarron is 4-0, while Cherokee is 4-1 (not including a Thursday game with DCLA). The visiting Chiefs have won four of their last five games going into the DCLA game. Cole DeWitt is coming off back-to-back double figure games. The Blazers have lost three straight. Logan Watkins leads the offense, averaging 15.7 points per game.

The Lady Chiefs are riding the momentum of a 49-35 win over Kremlin-Hillsdale behind 19 points from Nicole Unruh. Cimarron’s girls have lost six of their last seven, including a 53-35 decision to Pioneer Tuesday.

Covington-Douglas  (10-8, 2-15) at Ringwood (5-13, 9-9) — Ringwood boys coach Nathan Pearson faces his alma mater, having won seven of his last eight games. Cole Swart is averaging 12 points per game over that period, including three straight in double figures. The Wildcats have lost 11 straight.

Ringwood’s girls have lost  five straight, though Katelyn Randolph has four straight games in double figures. Covington-Douglas has lost three straight. Hailey Kaiser is averaging 16.1 points per game for the Lady Wildcats.

Morrison (6-8, 7-7) at Garber (9-10, 2-16) — Morrison’s girls beat Watonga 60-49 in the consolation finals of the Cashion County Line Tournament on Saturday. They are looking to repeat an earlier 51-34 win over the Lady Wolverines at the Frontier Shootout Dec. 14. Garber has won four of its last six games. Kami Oller and Halie Schovanec both had 11 points in the first Morrison game.

Garber’s boys are trying to end a 10-game losing streak. Caylen Enfield has averaged 12.8 points over the last four games. Morrison fell to Crescent 57-28 in the third-place game at Cashion.