The No. 3 ranked Charles Page High School Lady Sandite basketball team (4-0) continued their undefeated start to the season with a 68-32 throttling of Tulsa Memorial (0-4) in the first round of the Bishop Kelley Invitational Thursday morning. The two-time defending tournament champions will return to action Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Sandites struck first when University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter fielded the tipoff and scored an uncontested two-pointer in the first seconds of the game. The Chargers responded to the Sandites' first four scores and took their only lead of the game with a three-pointer from Raelynn Woods at 5-4. After Tatiana Young tied it up at 8-8 the Sandites went on a thirteen-point run, including nine-straight from Isabella Regalado, to close the quarter. Kersgieter had ten points and five rebounds in that stanza.
Memorial's Erika Edmo struck first to start the second quarter. Jacie Taber scored four straight, Woods hit another three, Destiny Johnson scored four straight, then Young and Johnson exchanged blows. Johnson had the last eleven points for the Sandites before breaking for halftime with a 36-17 lead.
Sand Springs scored thirteen more to start the second half with back-to-back three-pointers from Regalado, bringing her total to fifteen points for the evening. Kersgieter scored three-straight baskets and Taber gave her team a 52-20 advantage before Head Coach Dustin Morrow pulled the starters.
The second string continued the hammering with four-straight from Ashlee Bunch and a field goal from Madison Burris to make it 58-20. Jade Shrum scored a three-point basket to start off the fourth quarter, Daniela Solis scored on a putback, and McKenzie Harris drained a three to end the game..
Twelve Lady Sandites saw action, ten made their way in the scorebook, and three had double digits. Kersgieter led all scorers with seventeen, Regalado had fifteen, and Johnson added thirteen. Young had twelve for the Chargers and Woods scored eleven.
Sand Springs will take on the winner of 5A No. 9 Claremore (2-0) vs. 5A No. 18 Bishop Kelley (0-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. Memorial will play the loser at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Sand Springs previously bested Kelley 64-43 last Friday.
CPHS 68 MHS 32
1Q CPHS 21-8
2Q CPHS 15-9
3Q CPHS 22-3
4Q MHS 12-10
Free Throws: CPHS 10-of-12, MHS 2-of-8.
Field Goals: CPHS 25-of-56, MHS 14-of-47.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 11, MHS 4.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 24, MHS 15.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 35, MHS 19.
Steals: CPHS 10, MHS 4.
Blocks: MHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 6, MHS 6.
(Sand Springs Individual Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 17, Regalado 15, Johnson 13, Taber 6, Burris 4, Bunch 4, Shrum 3, Harris 3, Solis 2, Presnell 1.
Offensive Rebounds: Taber 3, Johnson 2, Presnell 1, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Burris 1, Bunch 1, Solis 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 7, Taber 5, Presnell 3, Bunch 3, Regalado 2, Berge 1, Burris 1, Shrum 1, Harris 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 8, Taber 8, Presnell 4, Bunch 4, Regalado 3, Johnson 2, Burris 2, Berge 1, Solis 1, Shrum 1, Harris 1.
Steals: Johnson 2, Presnell 2, Taber 2, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Bunch 1, Shrum 1.
Assists: Johnson 3, Presnell 1, Taber 1, Shrum 1.
Fouls: Burris 2, Berge 1, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1, Johnson 1.
(Memorial Individual Stats)
Scoring: Young 12, Woods 11, Edmo 6, Candler 3.
Fouls: Edmo 3, Woods 1, Candler 1, Young 1.