The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys' basketball team (14-6, 7-5) was soundly defeated 97-77 in an unusually high-scoring affair at No. 8 Owasso (17-4, 9-3) Friday night, despite an incredible 44-point performance by 6'4" sophomore Davon Richardson.
The game kicked off like a replay of their last game as the Sandites jumped out to a quick lead with back-to-back layups from Richardson. Hayden Peterson got the Rams on the board with a free throw, but Matt Price made a three-point play for the 7-1 lead. Jake Thompson hit a pair from the charity stripe and Josh Proctor made the first Owasso field goal, Richardson retaliated, then Thompson hit a three to make it a one-point game.
Seth Pomeroy gave his team the lead once and for all with a steal and a layup. Proctor snagged four more off back-to-back steals and the Rams successfully flipped the script. Richardson hit two from the stripe, but Proctor made one of his own, then blocked a shot from Price and Thompson scored on the rebound.
The Rams rode an eight-point streak to a double-digit lead before Colt Savage scored back-to-back. Peterson got the final say of the first quarter, hitting a buzzer-beater for the 24-16 advantage.
Cole Durkee made a three-point play to kick off the second period, but Pomeroy hit a two and Thompson sank a three for another double-digit lead. The Rams ran away with it from there with five three-pointers for a 55-33 halftime advantage. Richardson and Thompson had eighteen points apiece in the first half alone.
Proctor hit a three to give his team a 25-point lead to start the third, Richardson scored a three of his own, Peterson added two, then the Sandites went on a five-point run to cut it back to nineteen. The game stayed in that vicinity for most of the quarter till Thompson iced a buzzer beater to make it 77-53.
Richardson continued his melee in the fourth quarter with three threes and a two in the first three minutes, cutting the deficit to seventeen points for the first time since the second period. Owasso had a quick answer in Preston Hendrix who came off the bench for back-to-back threes. Richardson hit yet another three and followed it up with a free throw for his final point of the night.
No matter how hot the Sandites got, the Rams always had an answer. With three minutes left the Sandite called it a night and sent in the backups, who actually cut the deficit to seventeen with a 9-2 run before the Rams hit the final two baskets of the night.
Richardson's 44 points were the most any Sandite has scored in several seasons, and a massive improvement on his previous career-high 24. He also collected eight rebounds and two blocks. Colt Savage was the only other Sandite in double digits, scoring twelve. Thompson paced the Rams with 29, followed by Proctor with eighteen, Peterson with seventeen, and Pomeroy with twelve.
Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 8:00 in their last home game of the season against Jenks (8-13, 3-9) who they previously defeated 64-45 in January. Owasso will aim to repeat a 67-65 victory over No. 13 Sapulpa (13-8, 5-7) Tuesday at home.
OHS 97 CPHS 77
1Q OHS 24-16
2Q OHS 31-17
3Q OHS 22-20
4Q CPHS 24-20
Free Throws: CPHS 14-of-19, OHS 19-of-27.
Field Goals: CPHS 28-of-54, OHS 33-of-71.
Offensive Rebounds: OHS 14, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 19, OHS 16.
Total Rebounds: OHS 30, CPHS 25.
Steals: OHS 10, CPHS 4.
Blocks: OHS 7, CPHS 5.
Fouls: OHS 16, CPHS 17.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 44, Colt Savage 12, Price 5, Durkee 5, Fisher 4, Minney 4, Hughes 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 3, Durkee 2, Cale Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Colt Savage 4, Durkee 3, Price 2, Fisher 2, Minney 2, Cale Savage 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 8, Durkee 5, Colt Savage 4, Price 2, Cale Savage 2, Fisher 2, Minney 2.
Steals: Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Fox 1.
Assists: Cale Savage 3, Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Durkee 1, Fisher 1, Fox 1.
Blocks: Richardson 2, Boyles 2, Durkee 1.
Fouls: Price 4, Richardson 3, Durkee 3, Cale Savage 3, Minney 2, Williams 1, Fisher 1.
Scoring: Thompson 29, Proctor 18, Peterson 17, Pomeroy 12, Hendrix 7, Killian 5, Mason 5, Downs 2, Lusk 2.
Fouls: Killian 5, Proctor 3, Peterson 2, Mason 2, Downs 2, Pomeroy 1, Dean 1.
Frontier Valley Standings:
11-1 No. 1 Broken Arrow (19-2)
10-2 No. 4 Union (17-4)
9-3 No. 8 Owasso (17-4)
7-5 No. 10 Sand Springs (14-6)
5-7 Muskogee (8-13)
5-7 No. 13 Sapulpa (13-8)
4-8 5A No. 10 Bishop Kelley (10-10)
4-8 No. 20 Bartlesville (8-13)
3-9 Jenks (8-13)
2-10 Bixby (7-14)