CPHS Basketball: Sandites improve to 2-0 with 57-52 win over Muskogee

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The No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team won their second game of the season and first conference game in a 57-52 barn burner against the Muskogee Roughers (0-1, 0-1) Friday night at the Ed Dubie Field House.

The Sandites struggled from three-point range, making only two baskets on eighteen attempts, but were a solid 21-of-31 inside the arc and nine of fourteen at the charity stripe. Their visitors were the complete opposite, shooting only 35% on field goals, but an impressive 12-of-28 on three pointers to keep the Sandites on their toes.

Junior standout Davon Richardson led the Sandites for the second straight game with sixteen points, closely followed by Marlo Fox, who scored thirteen for the second game in a row. They were the only two Sandites to score in double digits, though Josh Minney scored a career-high eight points with ten rebounds.

The game was a low scoring affair and the Sandites owned only a 10-9 first quarter advantage. They closed out the first half on a strong note with eight-straight points.

The Sandites’ biggest lead was ten points, achieved three times at 27-17, 33-23, and 43-33. The Roughers began to battle back late in the fourth quarter, cutting it to 55-52 with 18.8 seconds to go, but Richardson hit a pair of free throws to secure the victory.

Sand Springs Basketball will return to action Tuesday with a conference road game against No. 11 Broken Arrow (0-0).

CPHS 57 MHS 52
1Q:
CPHS 10-9
2Q: CPHS 13-5
3Q: All 15-15
4Q: MHS 23-19
Free Throws: CPHS 9-of-14, MHS 4-of-5.
Field Goals: CPHS 23-of-49, MHS 18-of-51.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 14, MHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 23, MHS 17.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 37, MHS 22.
Steals: CPHS 4, MHS 2.
Blocks: CPHS 6.
Fouls: CPHS 8, MHS 14.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 16, Fox 13, Minney 8, Hurd 6, Durkee 6, Savage 6, Hawkins 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Minney 5, Richardson 3, Savage 3, Fox 1, Durkee 1, Hawkins 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Fox 6, Richardson 5, Minney 5, Savage 4, Durkee 1, Hurd 1, Hawkins 1, Hughes 1.
Total Rebounds: Minney 10, Richardson 8, Fox 7, Savage 7, Durkee 2, Hawkins 2, Hurd 1, Hughes 1.
Assists: Savage 4, Richardson 2, Fox 1, Minney 1.
Steals: Fox 2, Savage 1, Hawkins 1.
Blocks: Richardson 3, Minney 2, Hurd 1.
Fouls: Fox 3, Minney 3, Durkee 1, Hurd 1.

(Muskogee Scoring)
Brown 23, Clark 11, Clemmons 10, Bradley 5, Ashley 3.