Class 6A No. 1 ranked Broken Arrow High School (11-1, 6-0) was caught off guard when they rolled into the Ed Dubie Field House as the No. 9 Sandites (11-3, 4-2) jumped out to a 19-8 first quarter lead. Unfortunately for Charles Page High School, the Tigers didn't get the top rank by being unable to adapt.
Throttling the Sandites 16-2 in the second quarter, the Tigers never trailed in the second half, but Sand Springs was constantly nipping at their heels.
Camryn Dennis scored first for the Tigers, but Davon Richardson tied it up and Cole Durkee drilled a three for a lead that would last for most of the half. Colt Savage and Matthew Price also got in on the action and Durkee led the way with nine points for a 19-8 first quarter beat down.
The second quarter was a far bigger beat down, but for the visitors. Braden Boyer and Joshua Robinson cut it to 19-12, Colt Savage hit a two, then Broken Arrow rattled off fourteen points straight for a 26-21 halftime advantage.
The third quarter also went heavily to the visitors, who pushed their advantage to double digits and led 44-32 to start the final stanza. Sand Springs won the final quarter, but not by enough.
Broken Arrow led by as much as fourteen and the Sandites cut it as close as seven, but every time the host team tried to battle back, the visitors jumped back out front.
Dennis led all scorers with twenty points, followed by Robinson with seventeen. Boyer contributed fourteen to put three Tigers in double digits. Colt Savage led the Sandites with sixteen, followed by Cale Savage with twelve and Richardson with ten.
The Sandites remain third in Frontier Valley Conference standings behind Broken Arrow and No. 7 Union (9-3, 5-1). Sand Springs will take a week off before traveling to Bartlesville (4-8, 1-5) next Tuesday. The Tigers will travel to the John Nobles Invitational in Moore on Thursday and will play 5A Durant (1-10) in the first round.
BAHS 62 CPHS 53
1Q CPHS 19-8
2Q BAHS 16-2
3Q BAHS 18-11
4Q CPHS 21-18
Free Throws: BAHS 11-of-12, CPHS 3-of-8.
Field Goals: BAHS 25-of-48, CPHS 20-of-41.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 6, BAHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: BAHS 23, CPHS 13.
Total Rebounds: BAHS 28, CPHS 19.
Steals: CPHS 7, BAHS 6.
Blocks: BAHS 1, CPHS 1.
Fouls: BAHS 12, CPHS 13.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 16, Cale Savage 12, Richardson 10, Durkee 9, Price 4, Williams 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 4, Durkee 2.
Defensive Rebounds: Durkee 5, Cale Savage 3, Price 2, Richardson 2, Colt Savage 1.
Total Rebounds: Durkee 7, Richardson 6, Cale Savage 3, Price 2, Colt Savage 1.
Steals: Price 3, Colt Savage 1, Cale Savage 1, Richardson 1, Durkee 1.
Assists: Richardson 3, Colt Savage 2, Cale Savage 1.
Blocks: Durkee 1.
Fouls: Williams 4, Richardson 3, Price 3, Fox 1, Cale Savage 1.
(Broken Arrow Stats)
Scoring: Dennis 20, Robinson 17, Boyer 14, Huffman 7, Smith 4.
Fouls: Boyer 4, Smith 3, Dennis 2, Everette 2, Robinson 1, Huffman 1.