Sand Springs scored first, last, and did most of the scoring in between to easily handle the Class 6A No. 14 ranked Owasso Rams (1-2 overall, 1-2 conference) Tuesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House.
The No. 8 Sandites (7-1, 3-1) jumped out to a five-point advantage with back-to-back baskets from Cole Durkee and never gave up the lead. By the end of the first quarter they were up 16-9 after a Josh Minney putback and five points from Colt Savage.
Hayden Peterson and Seth Pomeroy combined for five to start the second quarter in Owasso's favor, but Davon Richardson hit two free throws, Colt Savage hit two field goals, and Cale Savage sank a three to make it 25-14. Owasso scored four, Colt Savage scored three, then Peterson and Isaiah Jacobs hit free throws to end the half 28-20.
The third period was the highest-scoring for both teams but once again it was Sand Springs with the edge, expanding their lead to 51-40 by the end of the quarter. Colt Savage had twelve points in that stanza alone and Richardson had seven.
Owasso managed to win the fourth quarter, but not by enough to catch a lead. The Rams cut it as close as six points multiple times, but Sand Springs was always ready with a rally to keep things comfortable. Matt Price sank two free throws to end the game at 72-64.
Colt Savage led all scorers with 34 points, just one shy of the career-best performance he had against Redemption Life World Academy this weekend. Richardson scored eleven points for the Sandites and had a team-high eight rebounds. Peterson led the Rams with 21 points, followed by Pomeroy with thirteen and Courte Alexander with twelve.
Sand Springs will return to action Wednesday, December 27th, against U.S. Grant (1-3) in the first round of the Duncan Holiday Classic at 5:30 p.m. The Rams will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri to play Helias Catholic (5-0) in the first round of the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic Thursday, December 28th at 5:30 p.m.
CPHS 72 OHS 64
1Q CPHS 16-9
2Q CPHS 12-11
3Q CPHS 23-20
4Q OHS 24-21
Free Throws: OHS 26-of-32, CPHS 22-of-33.
Field Goals: CPHS 24-of-42, OHS 17-of-53.
Offensive Rebounds: OHS 13, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 19, OHS 13.
Total Rebounds: OHS 26, CPHS 25.
Steals: OHS 9, CPHS 3.
Blocks: OHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 20, OHS 26.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 34, Richardson 11, Cale Savage 7, Minney 7, Durkee 6, Price 5, Fox 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 3, Durkee 1, Richardson 1, Minney 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 7, Colt Savage 3, Durkee 3, Minney 3, Price 1, Williams 1, Fisher 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 8, Colt Savage 6, Durkee 4, Minney 4, Price 1, Williams 1, Fisher 1.
Steals: Colt Savage 1, Cale Savage 1, Richardson 1.
Assists: Price 1, Cale Savage 1.
Fouls: Richardson 5, Colt Savage 4, Price 3, Cale Savage 3, Durkee 2, Minney 2, Fox 1.
Scoring: Peterson 21, Pomeroy 13, Alexander 12, Thompson 6, Downs 6, Jacobs 5, Mason 1.
Fouls: Thompson 5, Peterson 4, Jacobs 4, Killion 4, Alexander 3, Mason 3, Pomeroy 2, Downs 1.