The Class 6A No. 9 ranked Charles Page High School boys' basketball team (9-2) competed at the Duncan Holiday Invitational over Christmas Break and took third place after suffering only their second loss of the season.
The Sandites steamrolled U.S. Grant (1-4) in the first round, jumping out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and 36-26 halftime advantage. The Sandites won the first and third quarters while the Generals won the second and fourth.
The Sandites' five-straight winning streak came to a close against 4A No. 5 Heritage Hall (5-3) in a 54-48 defeat. Heritage went on to place second in the tournament, falling 51-46 to 5A No. 3 Northwest Classen (12-0) in the finals. The Sandites led 12-8 after the first quarter, the Chargers tied it at 27-27 before halftime, then Sand Springs jumped back out to a 37-35 advantage in the third quarter before falling apart in the final stretch.
In the final game of the tournament the Sandites handily dispatched Guthrie (2-5) 64-42 for third place. The Sandites jumped out to a 17-11 first quarter lead and were up 30-19 when they headed to the locker room. The second half wasn't any closer and the Sandites had their highest-scoring quarter in the fourth with 23 points.
Colt Savage led his team in all three games, averaging 22.6 points per outing, and was named to the all-tournament team.
Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 8:00 with a conference road game against Jenks (2-5). Sand Springs is 3-1 in conference play while the Trojans are 0-3.
CPHS (75): Colt Savage 27, Richardson 14, Durkee 13, Minney 6, Cale Savage 6, Williams 6, Fox 2, Fisher 1.
US Grant (59): Mitchell 27, Steven 10, Vargas 9, Phillips 8, Winters 3, Alexander 2.
HH (54): Matthews 19, McDonald 16, Alexander 13, Smitherman 4, Williams 2.
CPHS (48): Colt Savage 16, Durkee 11, Richardson 8, Price 6, Williams 3, Minney 2.
CPHS (64): Colt Savage 22, Richardson 10, Durkee 9, Price 7, Cale Savage 6, Fox 4, Minney 2, Boyles 2, Williams 2.
GHS (42): Ward 13, Brackett 8, Ramps 8, Doolittle 4, Honeycutt 3, Bryson 3, Wilkerson 2, Whorton 1.