No. 3 CPHS girls defeat Muskogee 73-40, five Sandites score double digits

CPHS junior Gloria Mutiri led all scorers with 17 points and 13 rebounds against the Muskogee Lady Roughers. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

CPHS junior Gloria Mutiri led all scorers with 17 points and 13 rebounds against the Muskogee Lady Roughers. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

CPHS 73 MHS 40

1Q Sand Springs 18-8
2Q Sand Springs 24-14
3Q Sand Springs 20-8
4Q Sand Springs 11-10

Free Throws: CPHS 13-of-19. MHS 7-of-20.
Field Goals: CPHS 27-of-52. MHS 16-of-52.
Fouls: CPHS 14, MHS 11.

Scoring: (CPHS) Mutiri 17, Pennington 11, Regalado 11, Kersgieter 10, McGee 10, Johnson 7, Bunch 3, Boaz 2, Taber 2. (MHS) Mims 15, Nash 9, Patterson 7, Brown 5, Wilkerson 4.

(Sand Springs only)
Offensive Rebounds: Mutiri 7, Boaz 2, Kersgieter 1, Taber 1, Grant 1, Wilson 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Regalado 5, Mutiri 4, Pennington 4, Kersgieter 3, Taber 3, Johnson 2, Collins 2, Boaz 2, McGee 1.
Steals: Pennington 3, Mutiri 2, Kersgieter 1, Johnson 1, Bunch 1.
Assists: Pennington 4, Johnson 2, Taber 2, McGee 1, Collins 1, Boaz 1.
Blocks: Mutiri 1, Johnson 1.
Fouls: Taber 3, Wilson 2, Collins 2, Regalado 2, Pennington 1, Mutiri 1, Kersgieter 1, McGee 1, Boaz 1.

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday night was senior night at the Ed Dubie Field House and the No. 3 Charles Page High School girls basketball team (19-1 overall, 12-1 conference) steamrolled the unranked Muskogee Lady Roughers (9-12, 4-9) 73-40. Five different Lady Sandites posted double digits and Ohio State University volleyball-commit Gloria Mutiri led all scorers with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Holly Kersgieter, Sydney Pennington, Mutiri, and Destiny Johnson worked up a 13-0 lead before Camrynn Wilkerson got the visitors on the board with a two-point layup. The home team eased up from there, but led 18-8 after the first quarter. 

The Lady Sandites had their biggest output in the second quarter, starting with six-straight points and taking a 42-22 halftime lead behind eight points from Mutiri. 

The third quarter was the most devastating. Trena Mims hit a layup to start the half, Mutiri scored back-to-back, Mims hit another, then the Sandites went on a twelve-point run capped by back-to-back baskets from sophomore Isabella Regalado: one from three point range and one from two. Dia-Nitta Brown broke the streak, but Kersgieter and Jacie Taber scored four more before Mims ended the quarter at 62-30.

Mutiri started off the final stanza with a two, Kierra McGee sank a deep three, then Gloria hit a free throw before leaving the game. Brown and Mims combined on a five-point run from there before senior Bailey Boaz got on the board. Chris'alee Patterson shot a two for the Roughers, then Ashlee Bunch hit the first three of her career. Patterson sank a long three at the buzzer to finish the game 73-40.

The Lady Sandites will return to action this Friday at Bixby (7-15, 2-11) in their regular season finale. They previously defeated the Lady Spartans 67-51 in January. The Lady Roughers will host Jenks (6-15, 4-9) for senior night this Friday. They previously fell 60-54 to the Lady Trojans in January.