The Class 6A No. 9 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (11-2, 4-1) took a break from tough Frontier Valley Conference play and traveled to Ponca City (2-11) Friday night for a staggering 83-40 victory, their biggest win since the 77-34 season-opener, also against Ponca.
University of Central Oklahoma-commit Colt Savage led all scorers with 25 points, but three other Sandites also broke double digits. Davon Richardson scored sixteen, Cole Durkee scored fourteen, and Matt Price had ten. Nine total Sandites made their way into the scorebook and fifteen saw action.
The visiting Sandites jumped out to a quick 21-11 lead in the first quarter, led by Durkee and Richardson with six points apiece. By halftime they were up 37-20 thanks to a seven-point second-quarter from Savage. Sand Springs led 57-30 after the third quarter and had their most explosive period in the fourth with 26 points, including eight from Savage.
CPHS: Colt Savage 25, Richardson 16, Durkee 14, Price 10, Cale Savage 8, Williams 3, Fox 3, Minney 2, Anderson 2.
POHI: Shymansky 13, Matson 9, Thompson 7, Seals 4, Gazaway 3, Crandall 2, Tawkawty 2.
Varsity Girls’ action was a far different story as the No. 20 ranked Ponca City underdogs (9-4) upset No. 8 Sand Springs (9-4) 65-55 to avenge a 77-61 loss in the season-opener. The Wildcats won their fifth-straight game while dealing the Lady Sandites their fourth loss in the past five games.
The Sandites started out well, leading 17-10 after the first quarter thanks to an eight-point performance from Destiny Johnson. The second quarter was a total reversal, however, and the home team flipped the script for a 28-24 halftime lead.
The Sandites fought hard in the third quarter with eighteen points, but it was also the Wildcats’ best quarter of the game with twenty. Ponca won the final stanza as well, 17-13.
University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter led all scorers with seventeen points, closely followed by Johnson with sixteen. Isabella Regalado had eleven to put three Sandites in double digits. Ponca City was led by Baylee Fincher with fifteen, while Madison Birnbaum and Julissa Garcia had fourteen apiece.
POHI: Fincher 15, Birnbaum 14, Garcia 14, Jennings 9, Crowder 5, Beard 3, Branstetter 3, Badley 2.
CPHS: Kersgieter 17, Johnson 16, Regalado 11, Taber 7, Burris 3, Berge 1.
The Sandites will return to conference action Tuesday when they host the Broken Arrow Tigers. The Broken Arrow girls’ team is 2-8 overall, 1-3 in FVC. The boys, however, will be the Sandites’ toughest match of the season. Ranked first in Class 6A, the Tigers are 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the FVC.