Sandites hammer Wichita 80-38; Savage scores 23, Keener 21

 Photo: Morgan Miller

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity basketball team (1-3) rolled into the Memorial Veterans Arena Thursday night still looking for their first win of the season. They found it with spare change, rolling to a dominating 80-38 victory over the Wichita Defenders (3-4) that saw four Sandites post double digits. Led by junior Colt Savage with 23, Kyle Keener, Jacob Garbey, and Cale Savage all scored north of ten.

1Q Sand Springs 20-9
2Q Sand Springs 23-11
3Q Sand Springs 20-12
4Q Sand Springs 17-6

Scoring: (Sand Springs) Colt Savage 23, Keener 21, Cale Savage 11, Garbey 11, Taber 8, Durkee 2, Bogans 2, Quier 2. (Defenders) Schmidt 15, Brown 9, Wolters 6, Guinn 3, Ammons 3, Sidwell 1, Martin 1. 

(Sand Springs Only)
Offensive Rebounds: Keener 6, Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Taber 5, Colt Savage 4, Bogans 4, Keener 3, Krehbiel 2, Harris 2, Wash 2, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 1. 
Steals: Cole Savage 4, Wash 3, Garbey 2, Durkee 1, Taber 1, Bogans 1.
Assists: Wash 3, Keener 2, Colt Savage 2, Cale Savage 1, Taber 1, Bogans 1, Harris 1. 
Blocks: Keener 4, Bogans 2.
Fouls: Cale Savage 4, Durkee 4, Garbey 3, Colt Savage 2, Bogans 2, Krehbiel 2, Taber 1, Wash 1.

The boys got off to a fast start, taking an 11-0 lead before Sam Schmidt hit back-to-back field goals for the Defenders. Jonah Wolters added another to cut the deficit to 11-7, but the Sandites piled it right back on with nine-straight before giving up the final basket to Justin Brown to end the first period 20-9.

The Sandites did just as much damage in the second period, rolling to a 43-20 halftime lead, capped by the first of many three-point baskets from Garbey. By the end of the third the Sandites were up 63-32 even after running the bench. The victors scored the first ten of the fourth quarter, then Josh Taber scored six on his own before Jonathan Quier hit his first career goal to end the game 80-38.

Keener was right behind Colt Savage with 21 points, and was just one rebound shy of his first double-double this season. Garbey and Cale Savage scored 11 each and Taber was right behind them with 8. Eight total Sandites made their way onto the scoreboard and all eleven players who suited up got to play. 

The Sandites will return to action Friday evening at 6:30 when they take on the Oklahoma City Storm in the second round of the Memorial Invitational.