CPHS Basketball: Girls pummel Muskogee 67-27, Kersgieter scores 19

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The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School Girls’ Basketball team (11-5) snapped back from a loss to undefeated Bartlesville with a resounding Friday night victory in Muskogee. The Lady Sandites throttled the Lady Roughers (2-13) 67-27 to improve to 7-1 in the Frontier Valley Conference. 

Sand Springs came out aggressive and picked up three offensive rebounds and two steals in the first minute. They had trouble finding the net, however, and missed their first six shots before Isabella Regalado hit pay dirt.

University of Kansas-committed junior Holly Kersgieter scored three baskets in a row for the Sandites plus a free throw, broken up by a goal from Taylor Myers. Lonnesha Hill scored a pair of free throws for Muskogee, then the Sandites rattled off eleven points before Grace Whitaker iced the first three-pointer of the night to end the first period 20-7. Kersgieter had twelve points in the first stanza alone.

The second quarter was a lot slower as Johnson didn’t score the first points till a minute and a half into the period. The Roughers scored only six points in the period, but held the visitors to thirteen.

Regalado connected on a deep three to kick off the third period, D’Asia Brown hit a two, then the Sandites scored ten in a row to triple the Roughers at 46-15 before Hill and Myers broke up the run. Kimi Presnell made her way into the score book, Myers scored a free throw for Muskogee, Madison Burris scored a three for the Sandites, and the home team trailed 51-19 to start the final period.

Presnell added five more points in the third period, then the Sandites ran the bench on Muskogee. Fourteen saw action, ten made their way onto the scoreboard, and the visitors ended the night with nine straight for the forty-point victory.

Kersgieter led all scorers with nineteen points and six rebounds, followed by Johnson with fourteen points and seven rebounds. Myers paced the Roughers with nine points.

The Sandites will return to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in a home game against No. 12 Bixby (13-4, 6-2), while the Roughers will look to pick up their first conference win against No. 19 Jenks (8-9, 3-5).

CPHS 67 MHS 27

1Q CPHS 20-7
2Q CPHS 13-6
3Q CPHS 18-6
4Q CPHS 16-8

Free Throws: CPHS 11-of-12, MHS 6-of-14.
Field Goals: CPHS 26-of-55, MHS 10-of-49.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 14, MHS 10.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 30, MHS 17.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 44, MHS 27.
Steals: CPHS 11, MHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 3, MHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 12, MHS 9.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Johnson 14, Taber 8, Presnell 7, Regalado 5, Bunch 4, Burris 3, Harris 3, Webster 2, Jordan 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Taber 3, Presnell 3, Kersgieter 2, Burris 2, Harris 2, Johnson 1, Regalado 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 6, Burris 6, Regalado 5, Kersgieter 4, Taber 3, Jordan 2, Presnell 1, Pidilla 1, Webster 1, Harris 1.
Total Rebounds: Burris 8, Johnson 7, Regalado 6, Taber 6, Kersgieter 6, Presnell 4, Harris 3, Jordan 2, Pidilla 1, Webster 1.
Steals: Taber 4, Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Presnell 1, Burris 1, Pidilla 1, Harris 1.
Assists: Johnson 2, Taber 2, Burris 2, Berge 1. 
Blocks: Kersgieter 1, Bunch 1, Webster 1.
Fouls: Taber 4, Regalado 2, Pidilla 2, Johnson 1, Bunch 1, Jordan 1, Webster 1.

(Muskogee Stats)
Scoring: Myers 9, D'Asia Brown 7, Hill 6, Whitaker 5.
Fouls: Richardson 3, D'Asia Brown 3, Myers 2, D'India Brown 1.