By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief, with Morgan Miller, Staff Writer
The #11 Charles Page High School varsity girls' basketball team (9-2) wreaked havoc on the 5A #16 Bishop Kelley Lady Comets (4-7) Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season for the two conference opponents. Three Lady Sandites doubled, three Lady Comets doubled, and for much of the night it looked like the Sandites would double Bishop Kelley entirely.
The Sandites led 20-6 after the first period and 35-8 at the half before they finally began to run the bench and allow the Comets to play catch-up. Cierra Scott had one of the best performances of her career, nearly beating her career-high with 17 points, and shooting 5-of-6 from three-point range.
Gloria Mutiri doubled for her third-straight game, scoring 10, and Sydney Pennington added 10 of her own. Pennington has only failed to double once this entire season.
Twelve Sandites saw action and eleven of them scored in the sixth 20-point win of the season for the Lady Sandites. Jacie Taber and Maddie Ward both scored season-highs.
The Lady Comets actually outscored the Sandites in each of the final two periods, but they were too far behind to even come close to catching up, trailing 54-31 after the third and finishing 67-46.
The Lady Sandites will return to action Thursday night at the three-day Interstate Classic tournament in Coffeyville, Kansas.