The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (14-5, 7-4) went on the road to No. 4 Union (16-4, 9-2) and suffered a 53-34 defeat despite a game-high nineteen-point performance from University of Central Oklahoma-commit Colt Savage.
Ira Richardson drew first blood for the Redskins, Colt Savage made a three-point play for the Sandites, then Michiah McQuarters sank a three to reclaim the lead. Cole Durkee, McQuarters, and Davon Richardson scored twos, then McQuarters hit another three for the 10-7 lead.
McQuarters reached double digits in under five minutes and rattled off seven-straight points to double the visitors at 14-7 before Davon Richardson scored two on an inbounds. Noah Brown and Jordan Flood pushed the advantage to 20-9 by the end of the first quarter.
Brown scored on a steal to kick off the second quarter, Savage ended the streak with a free throw, and that was the only point the Sandites would score. The Redskins won a conservative 8-1 quarter and took a 28-10 advantage into the locker room.
Savage scored on a steal to start the third quarter, Garcia drained a three, then Savage laid up for two more. Flood added two, then Gage Fisher made his way into the scorebook with a three. Savage followed it up with a three of his own to cut it to a thirteen-point deficit and the two teams hung tight from there.
The Sandites had stopped hemorrhaging but couldn’t make up much ground, finishing the third 42-29. The fourth was another low-scoring affair and the Redskins came out on top, limiting the Sandites to a handful of points from Savage and securing a 53-34 victory.
Savage was the only Sandite in double digits. McQuarters led the Redskins with sixteen, Garcia had eleven, and Brown added ten.
Sand Springs will return to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the road against No. 8 Owasso (16-4, 8-3). The Sandites won a 72-64 December meeting, but the Rams will be riding high after upsetting No. 1 Broken Arrow (17-2, 9-1) 77-70. Union will travel to No. 13 Sapulpa (13-7, 5-6) Friday at 8:00 p.m. with the hope of avenging an 81-80 overtime loss from earlier this season.
UHS 53 CPHS 34
1Q UHS 20-9
2Q UHS 8-1
3Q CPHS 19-14
4Q UHS 11-5
Free Throws: UHS 12-of-14, CPHS 7-of-10.
Field Goals: CPHS 12-of-30, UHS 18-of-47.
Offensive Rebounds: UHS 13, CPHS 3.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 12, UHS 12.
Total Rebounds: UHS 25, CPHS 15.
Steals: UHS 8, CPHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 2, UHS 1.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 19, Richardson 4, Durkee 4, Fisher 3, Williams 2, Boyles 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 5, Minney 2, Richardson 2, Fisher 2, Durkee 1.
Total Rebounds: Colt Savage 6, Durkee 3, Minney 2, Richardson 2, Fisher 2.
Steals: Cale Savage 2, Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Durkee 1, Minney 1.
Assists: Cale Savage 1, Price 1, Fisher 1.
Blocks: Price 1, Boyles 1.
Union Scoring: McQuarters 16, Garcia 11, Brown 10, Flood 8, McVay 3, King 3, Richardson 1.
Frontier Valley Standings:
9-1 No. 1 Broken Arrow (17-2)
9-2 No. 4 Union (16-4)
8-3 No. 8 Owasso (16-4)
7-4 No. 10 Sand Springs (14-5)
5-6 Muskogee (8-12)
5-6 No. 13 Sapulpa (13-7)
4-7 No. 20 Bartlesville (8-12)
3-7 5A No. 10 Bishop Kelley (9-8)
2-9 Bixby (7-13)
2-9 Jenks (7-13)