CPHS Basketball: Johnson/Kersgieter combine for 48 in 64-51 win over Jenks

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Charles Page High School junior standouts Destiny Johnson and Holly Kersgieter combined for 48 points Tuesday night to help the Class 6A No. 13 ranked Lady Sandites (14-7, 10-3) overcome a feisty opponent in the Jenks Trojans (11-11, 6-7).

Sand Springs got off to a rough start and struggled with both height deficit and turnovers, giving up a season-worst 43 rebounds and sixteen steals, but out-shot their foes 51% to 24% to secure the 64-51 Frontier Valley Conference victory.

Jenks came ready to play, scoring first on a Haley Meely layup. Johnson responded two possessions later, but Emma Wasson hit a free throw. Johnson made one of her own to tie it, then Jacie Taber added another to take the lead once and for all.

Taber followed it up with a field goal and a steal to create momentum for the Sandites who went on a nine-point run before Meely hit a three. Madison Burris immediately returned the favor, and Taber made it 16-6 to close the first period.

Meely kicked off the second period, the Sandites rattled off five, Rylie Watson made two, then Kersgieter hit her first field goal of the night. By the end of the half the Sandites held a double-digit lead at 29-17.

The Trojans cut it back to manageable with a putback from Watson and a three pointer from Meely. Johnson scored four to sandwich a pair of Kersgieter free throws, but Trinity Jackson went on a three-point run and Meely posted two more to keep it close.

The Trojans won the third quarter 14-10 to stay in contention. The final stanza was the highest scoring for both teams, but Kersgieter led the way with twelve points for the thirteen point victory.

Johnson led all scorers with 26 points and twelve rebounds, followed by Kersgieter with 22 points and eleven rebounds. Meely led the Trojans with sixteen points, followed by Jackson with eleven and Makenna Burch with ten.

The Sandites will close Frontier Valley Conference action Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Bishop Kelley High School (5-16, 2-11) who they topped 64-43 in the season-opener. Jenks will try to repeat a January 64-53 win over No. 19 Sapulpa (11-11, 6-7).

CPHS 64 Jenks 51

1Q CPHS 16-6
2Q CPHS 13-11
3Q Jenks 14-10
4Q CPHS 25-20

Free Throws: CPHS 22-of-35, Jenks 9-of-17.
Field Goals: CPHS 20-of-39, Jenks 17-of-75.
Offensive Rebounds: Jenks 22, CPHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 31, Jenks 21.
Total Rebounds: Jenks 43, CPHS 38.
Steals: Jenks 16, CPHS 8.
Blocks: CPHS 5, Jenks 1.
Fouls: CPHS 11, Jenks 18.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Johnson 26, Kersgieter 22, Taber 9, Burris 4, Regalado 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 2, Johnson 2, Taber 2, Regalado 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 10, Kersgieter 9, Regalado 5, Taber 5, Presnell 1, Burris 1.
Total Rebounds: Johnson 12, Kersgieter 11, Taber 7, Regalado 6, Prensell 1, Burris 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 4, Johnson 2, Taber 1, Burris 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 2, Johnson 2.
Blocks: Johnson 2, Regalado 2, Taber 1.
Fouls: Taber 4, Johnson 2, Regalado 2, Presnell 2, Burris 1.

(Jenks Stats)
Scoring: Meely 16, Jackson 11, Burch 10, Watson 7, Church 5, Wasson 1.
Fouls: Burch 5, Wasson 4, Gilford 3, Meely 3, Jackson 2, Watson 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
13-0 No. 2 Bartlesville (22-0)
10-3 No. 3 Owasso (19-3)
10-3 No. 13 Sand Springs (14-7)
9-4 No. 10 Bixby (16-6)
6-7 Jenks (11-11)
6-7 No. 19 Sapulpa (11-11)
5-8 Union (8-14)
4-9 Broken Arrow (6-16)
2-11 Bishop Kelley (5-16)
0-13 Muskogee (2-20)