Isabella Regalado and University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter scored 23 points apiece Tuesday night to start off the new year with a bang. The Class 6A No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School girls' basketball team (9-3) continued their undefeated start to conference play with a 67-45 win at No. 19 Jenks (6-4).
After starting the season 8-0 and claiming the top-spot in the top class, the Lady Sandites suffered three-straight losses at their Tournament of Champions debut to end 2017. They took their first step in the right direction by improving to 5-0 in the Frontier Valley Conference with a win at the Frank Herald Fieldhouse.
Sand Springs jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead with points from Jacie Taber, Regalado, Destiny Johnson, and Kersgieter before Sydney Ellis scored the Trojans’ lone basket of the first quarter. By the start of the second stanza the Sandites were up 16-3.
The home team won the second quarter, barely, as the Lady Sandites turned to the bench and gave ten players solid game time. By the end of the half, Kersgieter had scored nearly as many baskets as the entire Jenks team with sixteen points and five rebounds. The Trojans went to the locker room trailing 31-20.
The visitors won both periods in the second half, led by Regalado with eighteen points. After going one-of-seven from three-point range in the first half, Regalado flipped the script and went six-for-nine to tie Kersgieter and lead all scorers. Kersgieter had nine rebounds and Regalado was right behind her with seven.
The Sandites scored seven points from the bench as Bree Berge hit two three-pointers and Darrian Jordan sank a free throw in her varsity debut.
Haley Meely and Emma Wasson led the Trojans with eleven points apiece.
Sand Springs will travel to No. 20 Ponca City (7-4) Friday at 6:00 p.m. in a non-conference rematch of their Game One 77-61 victory. Jenks will host No. 15 Sapulpa (7-6) Friday. Both teams are 2-2 in conference action.
CPHS 67 JHS 45
1Q CPHS 16-3
2Q JHS 17-15
3Q CPHS 16-12
4Q CPHS 20-13
Free Throws: CPHS 12-of-16, JHS 9-of-14.
Field Goals: CPHS 22-of-53, JHS 15-of-55.
Offensive Rebounds: JHS 10, CPHS 9.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 25, JHS 15.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 34, JHS 25.
Steals: CPHS 7, JHS 6.
Blocks: JHS 3, CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 14, JHS 11.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 23, Regalado 23, Johnson 9, Berge 6, Taber 5, Jordan 1.
Offensive Rebounds: Taber 2, Regalado 2, Berge 2, Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1, Burris 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 8, Regalado 5, Taber 3, Burris 3, Bunch 2, Johnson 2, Presnell 2.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 9, Regalado 7, Taber 5, Burris 4, Johnson 3, Presnell 2, Berge 2, Bunch 2.
Steals: Johnson 2, Taber 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1, Burris 1.
Assists: Johnson 2, Taber 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 2.
Fouls: Johnson 4, Taber 3, Presnell 2, Regalado 2, Kersgieter 1, Jordan 1, Bunch 1.
Scoring: Meely 11, Wasson 11, Church 8, Burch 6, Gilford 5, Watson 4.
Fouls: Sango 3, Meely 2, Wasson 2, Burch 1, Watson 1, Church 1, Brass 1.