Story and photo by: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The No.11 Charles Page Lady Sandites (15-7) ended the regular season with a bang, hanging 30 points on the Jenks Lady Trojans (6-17) in one of their biggest wins of the season. All thirteen girls in uniform saw action and ten of them scored in the 64-34 beat down.
Jensen Price was the only Jenks player to score in the first quarter that saw freshman Holly Kersgieter score 7 and sophomore Gloria Mutiri add 6. Junior leading scorer Sydney Pennington was right behind them capping the quarter off with a pair of back to back transition layups.
Freshman Isabella Regalado joined the party in the second period with a free throw before Jenks finally found some baskets in Rachel Norman and Madison Brinton. Pennington added another 8 in the second period and would finish the night with a team-high 18.
By half time the lead was only 27-13 as the two teams balanced out 10-10 in the second period.
The home team was back at it in the third, however, scoring 9 straight at one point. Regalado added a pair of baskets for 5 points to finish the quarter 43-19.
Both teams saw their highest output in the final period, and despite running the bench, Sand Springs still had no problem maintaining the lead. Freshman Kimi Presnall entered the game to start things off with a three-pointer, followed by a two-pointer from freshman Jacie Taber and a trio of free throws by Selena Hitchcock. Maddie Ward, Amari Grant, and Lee Leslie all contributed baskets of their own to wrap things up 64-34, a solid improvement of their earlier 64-43 win in January.
Impressively enough, 30 points isn't even the biggest differential of the season for the girls. At the Coffeyville tournament Sand Springs defeated Nathan Hale 60-16.
The Ladies will return to action next Thursday at Sapulpa's Chieftain Center when they take on Union (8-14) at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of Regionals. Sand Springs is 2-0 against the Lady Redskins this season with wins of 59-39 in the first game of the new year, and 51-41 just last Friday. If the girls three-peat against Union they'll take on the winner of Sapulpa vs. Jenks Saturday at 1:30 for the Regional Championship. A third loss to Sapulpa won't immediately disqualify the Sandites from the playoffs, however, as the top-two teams in each Region still advance to the Area tournament.