Last season the Owasso Girls' High School Basketball team served the Lady Sandites their only loss of the regular season, and for a brief while it looked like they could give Sand Springs their first loss of this season as well. By the end of the first quarter the Class 6A No. 1 Charles Page girls (8-0 overall, 4-0 conference) trailed No. 14 Owasso (1-2, 1-2) 12-8.
Destiny Johnson drew first blood for Sand Springs, but Owasso went on a seven-point run with baskets from Mya Bhinhar and Rylie Boone and didn't relinquish their lead till the second quarter. Avery Vancuren scored three for Owasso, Holly Kersgieter scored a layup and a pair of free throws to make it 10-6, Bhinhar scored her sixth point, then Johnson bookended the period.
The second period belonged wholly to Sand Springs who jumped straight out of the gate with thirteen points including three three-pointers from Isabella Regalado. Boone scored the lone basket of the quarter for Owasso then Jacie Taber scored her second goal for a 23-14 halftime lead.
The Rams came out of the locker room ready to rumble, winning the third quarter 12-9 with seven points from Tiya Douglas and cut the difference as close as 30-26 before Kersgieter finished the quarter off with a steal and a layup.
Douglas kicked off the fourth quarter with a two, Kersgieter made a three-point play, Bhinhar added two, then Regalado got back in her groove with back-to-back three-pointers to make it 41-30. The double-digit lead wouldn't last long, but as close as Owasso came they never managed to reclaim their early lead.
Regalado led all scorers with seventeen points, followed by Kersgieter and Bhinhar with sixteen apiece. Kersgieter also had ten rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
The Sandites will return to action Wednesday, December 27th, at the Tournament of Champions against 4A No. 8 Victory Christian (7-1) at 4:00 p.m. Owasso will also play at the Tournament of Champions, starting with 3A No. 6 Holland Hall (6-2) at 7:00 p.m.
CPHS 49 OHS 42
1Q OHS 12-8
2Q CPHS 15-2
3Q OHS 12-9
4Q CPHS 17-16
Free Throws: OHS 3-of-5, CPHS 7-of-15.
Field Goals: CPHS 18-of-41, OHS 18-of-51.
Offensive Rebounds: OHS 10, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 17, OHS 12.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 22, OHS 22.
Steals: CPHS 8, OHS 8.
Blocks: OHS 3, CPHS 2.
Fouls: OHS 17, CPHS 9.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Regalado 17, Kersgieter 16, Johnson 10, Taber 6.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Johnson 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 6, Regalado 4, Presnell 2, Taber 2, Burris 2, Johnson 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 10, Regalado 4, Presnell 2, Taber 2, Burris 2, Johnson 2.
Steals: Kersgieter 4, Taber 2, Burris 2.
Assists: Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Taber 1, Burris 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 1, Johnson 1.
Fouls: Kersgieter 2, Johnson 2, Taber 2, Regalado 1, Presnell 1, Burris 1.
Scoring: Bhinhar 16, Douglas 9, Williams 7, Boone 5, Vancuren 5.
Fouls: Boone 4, Douglas 4, Williams 3, Bhinhar 3, Vancuren 2, Cunningham 1.