CPHS Boys Basketball: Mid-Season Review with Stats

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The Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (11-2, 5-0) is on a roll this season. The Sandites started the year 5-0 for the first time since 2015, and even more impressively, they started conference action 5-0 for the first time in decades. This week they were voted the No. 6 team in Class 6A, also their highest spot in the poll in decades.

The Sandites started the season 5-0 before falling 71-50 to Southwest Christian Academy in the second round of the Memorial Invitational. The elite team was recruited from eleven different countries and their players averaged six inches on the Sandites. To make matters worse, leading scorer Davon Richardson was out with injury.

Sand Springs won four more games in a row, including a 78-36 beatdown of Altus and an 83-69 upset of 5A No. 4 Northwest Classen. Their second loss of the season came at the hands of undefeated 4A No. 2 Heritage Hall in the Duncan Invitational finals. While the defending State Champions are still running a 27-straight winning streak, the Sandites were without a crucial cog in Josh Minney.

2019 could not have started better for the Sandites, who defeated Bixby 84-43 and Ponca City 84-44. Their forty-point win streak will likely come to an end on Tuesday, when they’ll need all hands on deck just to keep the win streak alive at all.

The Sandites will take on No. 4 Sapulpa (7-1, 3-0) on the road at 8:00 p.m. Not only are the Chieftains their biggest rivals, but they are also the only remaining team undefeated in conference play.

Richardson, an uncommitted junior, leads the team in several categories this season, including: scoring (15.6), defensive rebounds (6.0), total rebounds (8.3), assists (2.3), steals (1.6), and blocks (1.1). He has notched one double-double and six team highs, with a season-best 26-point performance against Northwest Classen. He scored a career-best 44 against Owasso last season.

Cale Savage has the resume to be a collegiate basketball player, but he has signed on to play baseball for Northern Oklahoma College next season. The coach’s son averages 13.9 points per game and leads the team in three-point percentage (47.3%) and free throw percentage (81.4%). He has led the team on five occasions this year and scored a career-high 35 against the Hoops For Christ Warriors.

Cole Durkee will be another tough cog to replace as the senior averages 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, and recorded a double-double against Ponca. Fortunately Sand Springs will continue to be able to rely on junior standout Josh Minney’s 9.6 pounds and 4.5 rebounds. Minney has registered double-digit rebounds in three games, including his first double-double last week against Bixby.

The sophomore class has demonstrated a bright future for the Sandites, led by Marlo Fox with 10.7 points per game. Jaden Hurd is already a staggering 6’6” and averages 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, including a double-double against Altus.

Average Box Score

CPHS 68 Opp 53
1Q:
CPHS 16-13.
2Q: CPHS 15-13.
3Q: CPHS 17-13.
4Q: CPHS 20-14.

(OT: 11-6)*

Sand Springs
Field Goals: 23-of-48 - 49%
3-pt shooting: 6-of-19 - 35%
2-pt shooting: 17-of-29 - 58%
Free Throws: 14-of-19 - 72%
Offensive Rebounds: 8
Defensive Rebounds: 22
Total Rebounds: 30
Steals: 7
Blocks: 3
Fouls: 15

Opponents
Field Goals: 18-of-47 - 39%
3-pt shooting: 6-of-20 - 31%
2-pt shooting: 12-of-27 - 45%
Free Throws: 10-of-16 - 64%
Offensive Rebounds: 6
Defensive Rebounds: 16
Total Rebounds: 22
Steals: 5
Blocks: 2
Fouls: 17

Individual Stats

Points Per Game
15.6 Richardson
13.9 Cale Savage
10.7 Fox
9.6 Minney
9.5 Durkee
5.5 Hurd
2.7 Hawkins
2.2 Hughes
1.2 Quier
0.9 Cason Savage

Field Goal Percentage*
(Minimum 13 attempts, both ranges)
51.4% Minney
50.7% Cale Savage
50.0% Durkee
46.8% Richardson
45.0% Fox

Three-Point Percentage*
(Minimum 13 attempts)
47.3% Cale Savage
36.1% Durkee
29.4% Richardson
27.8% Fox
21.4% Minney

Two-Point Percentage*
(Minimum 13 attempts)
65.4% Hurd
62.5% Durkee
60.1% Cale Savage
59.1% Fox
58.3% Minney
49.4% Richardson

Free Throw Percentage*
(Minimum 13 attempts)
81.4% Cale Savage
76.2% Hurd
75.0% Fox
71.0% Richardson
66.7% Minney
64.7% Hawkins
57.1% Durkee

Offensive Rebounds
2.3 Minney
2.3 Richardson
1.4 Durkee
0.9 Cale Savage
0.9 Hawkins
0.7 Hurd
0.5 Fox
0.2 Quier

Defensive Rebounds
6.0 Richardson
4.5 Minney
2.8 Hurd
2.8 Durkee
2.3 Fox
2.1 Cale Savage
1.5 Hawkins
1.0 Quier
0.6 Cason Savage
0.3 Hughes

Total Rebounds
8.3 Richardson
6.8 Minney
4.2 Durkee
3.6 Hurd
3.0 Cale Savage
2.8 Fox
2.4 Hawkins
1.2 Quier
1.0 Cason Savage
0.3 Hughes

Assists
2.3 Richardson
1.4 Cale Savage
1.2 Minney
1.0 Fox
0.8 Cason Savage
0.6 Durkee
0.4 Quier
0.2 Hurd
0.2 Hawkins

Steals
1.6 Richardson
1.6 Minney
1.1 Fox
1.0 Cale Savage
0.9 Hawkins
0.8 Durkee
0.5 Quier
0.2 Hughes

Blocks
1.1 Richardson
0.8 Minney
0.5 Durkee
0.4 Hurd
0.2 Hawkins
0.1 Cale Savage
0.1 Quier

Fouls
2.7 Fox
2.7 Minney
2.5 Richardson
2.2 Hurd
1.5 Cale Savage
1.4 Hawkins
1.2 Durkee
0.9 Cason Savage
0.6 Hughes
0.5 Quier

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
5-0 No. 6 Sand Springs
4-1 No. 8 Jenks
3-0 No. 4 Sapulpa
3-1 No. 3 Booker T. Washington
3-1 No. 10 Union
1-3 No. 20 Owasso
1-3 No. 18 Bartlesville
1-4 Muskogee
0-4 Bixby
0-4 Broken Arrow