The Lady Sandites have been on a warpath this season and Bartlesville was the last obstacle between them and the Frontier Valley Conference title. The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (16-4, 12-0) stormed past the eighth-ranked Bruins (15-4, 7-3) Tuesday evening, and it wasn’t even close.
Sand Springs jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back, ultimately winning 50-38 over the defending Conference Champions. No. 10 Union (15-5, 9-2) is the only team left that can tie the Sandites’ record, but Sand Springs has the head-to-head tie-breaking win over the Redskins.
University of Nevada-commit Jena’ Williams led all scorers with twenty points, but Sand Springs had two players right behind them. Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter led her team with nineteen points and ten rebounds, and Tulsa-commit Destiny Johnson had sixteen points and seven rebounds.
Sand Springs didn’t surrender a basket till the final minute of the first period when Lydia Knollmeyer scored a putback to end the streak. Johnson scored six points in the period, Kersgieter had five, Isabella Regalado drained a three, and Darrian Jordan capped the period at 16-2.
Williams got hot early in the second period with three free throws and a layup to get her team back within ten, but Kersgieter scored back to back layups to break up her run. Sand Springs won that period but only barely, and held a 28-13 lead at the half. Regalado hit her second three of the night and Madison Burris and Reagan Padilla also got on the board.
The home team put up their best numbers in the third period and cut their deficit back to ten points. Johnson hit back to back layups for their biggest lead of the night at 35-18, but the Bruins scored six in a row with baskets from Chloe Martin and Trinity Crowder. Burris hit a pair of free throws from there but Williams drained a three to end the quarter 39-29.
Kersgieter went on a five point run to start the fourth and Padilla added two before Williams scored five of her own. Johnson and Kersgieter scored back to back for the 50-34 advantage and the Sandites sent in the backups for the final two minutes. Fourteen Sandites saw action and six made their way into the scorebook.
Sand Springs will return to action next Tuesday at No. 18 Bixby (12-8, 6-5). The Bruins will also travel to Bixby for their next game on Friday.
CPHS 50 BHS 38
1Q: CPHS 16-2.
2Q: CPHS 12-11.
3Q: BHS 16-11.
4Q: CPHS 11-9.
Free Throws: BHS 6-of-7, CPHS 11-of-17.
Field Goals: CPHS 18-of-39, BHS 15-of-55.
Offensive Rebounds: BHS 9, CPHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 25, BHS 12.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 32, BHS 21.
Steals: BHS 10, CPHS 5.
Blocks: CPHS 4, BHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 8, BHS 13.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Johnson 16, Regalado 6, Burris 4, Padilla 3, Jordan 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 3, Johnson 1, Regalado 1, Burris 1, Jordan 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 7, Johnson 6, Regalado 5, Padilla 5, Burris 2.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 10, Johnson 7, Regalado 7, Padilla 5, Burris 3, Jordan 1.
Steals: Johnson 2, Kersgieter 1, Bunch 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 3, Johnson 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 2, Padilla 2.
Fouls: Johnson 2, Regalado 2, Kersgieter 2, Padilla 1, Burris 1.
(Bartlesville Scoring): Williams 20, Martin 8, Crowder 4, Knollmeyer 2, Cummings 2, Emery 2.