By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Charles Page High School varsity dribblers still hold their #10 ranking, but have been going in the opposite direction from where they started.
After starting the season 7-0, the boys have given up four straight and gave up a close loss to the #20 Jenks Trojans whom they should have handled easily.
The Sandites got on the board first with a layup by Arvionte Nichols, but TJ Washington shot three from three-point range, broken up by a Kyle Keener free throw, to make the score 9-3. Once more it would appear the Trojans were having difficulty at the score table, however, and the score was only updated to 7-3--a mistake that would not be corrected.
The Trojan scoring frenzy continued till they had worked up a 22-9 first quarter lead.
The second quarter belonged to Sand Springs, however, as the Sandites found their mojo and doubled the home team 16-8 by half time. The visitors still trailed by 5 (three according to the scoreboard) but they were clearly on the up-and-up.
The Sandites won the third quarter as well, but only by 12-11 and still trailed by four going into the final period.
Both teams battled valiantly but ultimately it came down to a series of desperation fouls and the Trojans came out on top for a 53-48 finish with Washington sinking a pair of freebies for an incredible 28 point game high.
Keener and Haddock both doubled but it was a shortage of rebounds that ultimately did the Sandites in.