The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 8, 2013

Koontz’s return is paying off for PHS

ENID, Okla. — Pioneer’s boys already are seeing the value of the return of 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Colby Koontz off the injured list.

Koontz had 17 points in his first game back as the previous winless Mustangs (1-6) handed No. 9-ranked Drummond (13-1) its first loss, 64-54 Friday.

Koontz and the Mustangs will be back in action tonight when they host Dover (2-10) in the second half of a girls-boys doubleheader. The girls tip off at 6:30, followed by the boys at 8.

Dover’s boys have lost four straight games, including a 57-40 loss to Okeene Thursday.

Pioneer is 1-1 in the Skeltur Conference, while Dover is 1-5.

Pioneer’s girls (3-4 overall and 2-0 Skeltur) have won three of their past four games. Carli Woolsey had a season-high 21 points in a 54-24 rout of Drummond.

Dover (4-8, 3-3) has lost five of its last six games in a tough stretch of games which has included losses to Deer Creek-Lamont, Hennessey, Waukomis, Pond Creek-Hunter and Garber.

Other county games tonight (girls records listed first):

• Cimarron (3-10, 9-4) at Waukomis (8-4, 4-7 — Cimarron’s boys have won three of their last four, including a 96-76 rout of Mooreland Friday. Logan Watkins is averaging 25.8 points over the past four games, while Mason Seelke is averaging 22.5. They had 34 and 32 points respectively against Mooreland.

Waukomis has lost four straight. Justin Crites is averaging 12.9 points per game. Cimarron is 2-1 in the Skeltur. The Chiefs are 1-1.

Waukomis’ girls had a five-game winning streak snapped by Hennessey, 55-31 Friday. The 31 points was the Lady Chiefs’ lowest scoring output of the season. Alexa Harris leads the scoring attack with a 17.9 average.

Cimarron has lost six of its last eight games. Waukomis is 2-0 in Skeltur play, while the Lady Blazers are 0-3.

• Glencoe (5-6, 11-0)  at Covington-Douglas (2-8, 5-5) — The homestanding Wildcat boys and girls are both coming off losses to Burlington, 58-20 and 65-49, respectively. Quentin Thayer had 21 for the Wildcats against Burlington.

Glencoe’s boys are coached by former Drummond mentor John Lazenby, whose son John III plays for NOC Enid. The Panthers are ranked No. 3 in Class A and are coming off a 86-50 win over Morrison. The Lady Panthers lost to Morrison 73-59.

• Lomega (12-4, 2-11) at Kremlin-Hillsdale (3-7, 0-10) — Lomega’s girls, are the co-No. 1-ranked team in Class B with Hammon. The defending Class B state champions have won five of their last six games, including a 58-57 win over 6A Union in the third-place game of the Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic Dec. 29. Ashley LaGasse is averaging 21.5 points over the past four games.

Kremlin-Hillsdale’s girls are playing their first game since the Christmas break. Katie Davis has had two 20-point plus games for the Lady Broncs. Lomega is 2-1 in Cherokee Strip play, while Kremlin-Hillsdale is 0-4.

Lomega’s boys had their season-low offensive production in a 47-20 loss to Cherokee on Friday.

The Broncs had their highest offensive output of the season in a 72-40 loss to Drummond Dec. 18 in their final game before the break. Lomega 1-2 in the Cherokee Strip while Kremlin-Hillsdale is 0-4.

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