The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 28, 2013

OBA boys lose heartbreaker

Enid News and Eagle

ANADARKO, Okla. — Hydro-Eakly  hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left to beat Oklahoma Bible Academy 33-32 in the Class 2A Area I losers bracket quarterfinals Thursday.

The Trojans  (13-15) missed a layup in the final seconds which would have put them in today’s losers bracket semifinals.

Hydro-Eakly outscored OBA 8-2 in the final period to rally back from a 30-25 deficit.

“It was a tough game,’’ said OBA assistant coach Kyle Kuykendall, “but we improved a lot from last year.’’

Preston Atwood led the Trojans with 10 points.

• Hinton jumped on Fairview early in eliminating the Yellowjackets 60-38 in the afternoon game.

The Comets led 17-5 after the first period and continued to build up their lead.

Bryce Kippenberger was the lone Yellowjacket in double figures with 18 points.

“We ran into a team which was really hot and we were really cold,’’ said Fairview coach David Baldwin. “That’s a recipe for disaster.’’

The Yellowjackets finished the season at 19-8.

Fairview’s girls (23-3) face Dale (26-1) in the girls winners bracket finals at 6:30 p.m. for a state tournament berth.

The Lady Jackets’ three losses have all come against Alva. Dale has won 19 straight since a 49-44 overtime loss to Bethel on Dec. 11.

Olivia Mason is averaging 15.7 points in the playoffs. Baylor Reese is averaging 11.7. The game can be heard on KNID (107.1 FM)

• At Purcell, Kortney Meat had 18 points to lead Kingfisher’s girls past Prague 65-47 in a Class 3A Area II losers bracket quarterfinals contest.

Macy McAdam had 16 points, while Shalyn Layn had 15.  Kingfisher faces Lindsay at 1:30 p.m. today.

 in the losers bracket semifinals. They are two wins away from the state tournament.