By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The No. 4 ranked Charles Page High School girls basketball team (16-1) rolled to a convincing 56-33 home victory over 5A No. 16 Bishop Kelley (6-11) Friday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, taking a 30-6 halftime lead and holding the Lady Comets to nothing but free throws in the first half. Ohio State Volleyball-commit Gloria Mutiri made her return after missing two games with a sprained ankle and scored 4.
CPHS 56 Bishop Kelley 33
1Q Sand Springs 18-4
2Q Sand Springs 12-2
3Q All 13-13
4Q Bishop Kelley 14-13
Scoring: (Sand Springs) Johnson 15, Regalado 10, Kersgieter 7, McGee 7, Taber 4, Pennington 4, Mutiri 4, Collins 3, Grant 2. (Kelley) Martin 13, Craig 6, Cyr 6, Ritchie 4, Gripado 4.
Free Throws: CPHS 17-of-28 Kelley 14-of-21
Field Goals: CPHS 18-of-48 Kelley 8-of-30
Fouls: CPHS 19 Kelley 18
(Sand Springs only)
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 3, Regalado 3, Pennington 2, Johnson 2, Taber 2, Grant 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Mutiri 4, Johnson 3, Pennington 2, McGee 2, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Boaz 1.
Steals: Pennington 5, Kersgieter 3, Regalado 3, Taber 2, Johnson 1, McGee 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 3, McGee 2, Pennington 2, Collins 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Pennington 3, Johnson 3, McGee 3, Bunch 2, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1.
Sophomores Isabella Regalado and Destiny Johnson scored the first points of the game for a 4-0 lead before giving up a pair of free throws to Michaela Martin. Holly Kersgieter added one from the charity stripe for Sand Springs, then Macy Craig added two more for the Comets to make it 5-4. That was the closest they would get for the rest of the night.
Sand Springs went on an eighteen-point run from there and Johnson finished the first quarter with ten points for a 18-4 lead. Regalado kicked off the second quarter and Connors State Softball-signed senior Jessica Collins posted another two before Kelley got back into the game with another pair of free throws from Martin. Johnson hit a two and a free throw, then Mutiri scored four-straight to end the half.
The second half was far more balanced as the two teams each scored thirteen in the third quarter and Bishop Kelley actually won the fourth quarter 14-13 against the Sandite second-string.
Johnson led all scorers with fifteen points, followed by Martin with thirteen for the Comets. Regalado also broke double digits with ten.
The Lady Sandites will return to action next Tuesday at No. 14 Broken Arrow (10-8), who they already defeated 66-45 earlier this season. The Comets will travel to No. 19 Sapulpa (7-10) who they defeated 51-44 earlier this season.