The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys' basketball team (11-4 overall, 4-3 conference) suffered their first upset of the season Tuesday night, falling 59-52 to unranked Bartlesville (6-10, 2-5). Previously the Sandites had only dropped games to top-five teams.
The Sandites pulled away from the Bruins only one time in the first quarter, briefly taking a 10-5 lead before Jaylin Oliver hit a three point basket. Cale Savage hit a three of his own, then DeAndre Young hit another tre for the Bruins. Davon Richardson scored in the paint, then Andrew Gronigan cut it to 15-14 to end the stanza.
Shane Simpson gave the home team their second lead of the game to start the second period, Colt Savage and Matthew Price scored back-to-back to make it 19-16, then Tayo Dina and Oliver scored back-to-back to reclaim the lead. Colt Savage put the Sandites back out front one last time, then Bartlesville ran the rest of the half by as much as 28-23 before Cale Savage hit a deep two before the end of the period.
Dina came out hot in the second half and scored from both two and three-point range. The teams traded blows throughout the period but neither got much of a run. The Sandites scored only five points, all from Colt Savage, and trailed 39-30 to start the fourth.
Things improved from there as Richardson and Cole Durkee scored back-to-back to open up the stanza. The Bruins still led 46-38 with 3:35 to play when Bilger fouled out. Richardson and Colt Savage both scored free throws, Dina hit a two, then Savage scored his first three of the night for the closest score of the second half, 48-44, with 1:50 to play. That was as close as it would get.
Dina made a three-point play, then Dina and Oliver both added two apiece from the stripe to put the game in the bag. Jonathan Quier came in and scored three off a rebound, Dina added two more, Gage Fisher scored three, Oliver scored two more, then Josh Minney posted the last points of the night for Sand Springs.
Dina led all scorers with 22 points, twenty of which came in the second half. Colt Savage scored twenty for Sand Springs. Richardson and Oliver had thirteen apiece for their teams.
Sand Springs will look to get back on track with a road game at Muskogee (7-9, 4-3) this Friday. The Roughers are coming off a 68-62 upset win over No. 9 Sapulpa (12-4, 4-3). Bartlesville will look to repeat their success at Bixby (6-10, 1-6) this Friday.
BHS 59 CPHS 52
1Q CPHS 15-14
2Q BHS 14-10
3Q BHS 11-5
4Q CPHS 22-20
Field Goals: BHS 18-of-36, CPHS 22-of-49.
Free Throws: BHS 17-of-24, CPHS 4-of-11.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 7, BHS 1.
Defensive Rebounds: BHS 21, CPHS 14.
Total Rebounds: BHS 22, CPHS 21.
Steals: BHS 6, CPHS 4.
Blocks: CPHS 3, BHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 19, BHS 13.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 20, Richardson 13, Cale Savage 5, Minney 4, Fisher 3, Quier 3, Durkee 2, Price 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 2, Minney 2, Price 1, Williams 1, Quier 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 4, Colt Savage 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Price 1, Fisher 1, Minney 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 6, Colt Savage 3, Minney 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Price 2, Williams 1, Fisher 1, Quier 1.
Steals: Colt Savage 2, Cale Savage 1, Durkee 1.
Assists: Colt Savage 1, Cale Savage 1, Fisher 1.
Blocks: Durkee 2, Richardson 1.
Fouls: Colt Savage 4, Price 4, Richardson 3, Williams 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Fox 1.
Scoring: Dina 22, Oliver 13, Gronigan 9, Young 5, Bilger 4, Simpson 3, Bryant 3.
Fouls: Bilger 5, Oliver 4, Simpson 2, Beard 2.
Frontier Valley Standings
No. 1 Broken Arrow (15-1, 7-0)
No. 7 Union (12-4, 5-2)
No. 11 Owasso (13-3, 5-2)
No. 10 Sand Springs (11-4, 4-3)
Muskogee (7-9, 4-3)
No. 9 Sapulpa (12-4, 4-3)
5A No. 8 Bishop Kelley (9-6, 3-4)
Bartlesville (6-10, 2-5)
Bixby (6-10, 1-6)
Jenks (5-11, 0-7)