Coaches Morrow and Green step down from Sandite Basketball and Volleyball

 Mar. 09, 2018. CPHS Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow coaches his team in a State Quarterfinals game against Choctaw. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Mar. 09, 2018. CPHS Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow coaches his team in a State Quarterfinals game against Choctaw. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Charles Page High School has lost two successful head coaches this season. Head Volleyball Coach Janna Green resigned shortly after the fall season and Head Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow announced his resignation Monday. 

Green came to the Sand Springs School District in 2014 after a three-year stent at Owasso High School. She took over a program that went 14-26 the year before and finished with a winning record of 24-14 in 2016 for Frontier Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors. The girls went 15-18 in 2017. She holds an all-time high school coaching record of 117-110 and 65-72 at Sand Springs. Green is now the Director of Court Sports at Titan Sports and Performance Center in Tulsa. Assistant Coach Alyssa Bargas has also left the program after four years. 

 Feb. 06, 2017. SSPS Board of Ed member Bo Naugle presents CPHS Volleyball Coach Janna Green with the Sandite Spirit Award. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Feb. 06, 2017. SSPS Board of Ed member Bo Naugle presents CPHS Volleyball Coach Janna Green with the Sandite Spirit Award. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Morrow was also named FVC Coach of the year for the 2016-2017 season after winning the conference, going 24-2, and taking the girls to their first State Tournament appearance since 2011. Morrow took over the program in 2013 and took the team to a 10-14 record after going 3-42 over the two seasons prior. The Lady Sandites finished 18-8 with another State Tournament appearance this past season. Morrow holds a career record of 81-45. He will remain with the district as a science teacher.

"I want to thank the athletic department, my assistant coaches, the players and the entire community for supporting our basketball program during my 6 years as head coach," said Morrow in a public statement. "Having said that, I have decided to step down from my coaching duties. The future is bright for these young ladies and I'm excited to watch them compete for conference and state championships - as a fan! Thanks again and GO SANDITES!"

CPHS Basketball: Kersgieter and Johnson named All-Conference First Team

Charles Page High School juniors Destiny Johnson (left) and Holly Kersgieter (right) were named to the Frontier Valley Conference First Team for the 2017-2018 season. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School girls' basketball team recently wrapped up a successful 18-8 season with a 3-1 post-season record and State Tournament appearance. The team, which didn't include a single senior, had two players named to the All-Frontier Valley Conference First Team, and received two honorable mentions. 

University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter and Destiny Johnson, who also has Division One offers, were both First Team honorees. Isabella Regalado and Jacie Taber were given honorable mentions. All four are juniors. Taber is a University of Northern Iowa softball commit. 

The Sandites started the season with an eight game win streak and won the Bishop Kelley Invitational for the third-straight season. The girls hit a rough patch from there, going winless at the Tournament of Champions as part of a 5-7 run before getting back on track with a five-game win streak on their way to the OSSAA 6A State Tournament. 

2017-2018 Lady Sandite Season Statistics

The No. 13 ranked Lady Sandites won their Regional Tournament 60-51 over the host team, No. 10 Bixby, then upset previously undefeated FVC Champions No. 2 Bartlesville 53-42 at Area before falling 51-38 to the defending State Champions from No. 6 Choctaw in the State quarterfinals. They also finished third in conference action with an 11-3 record, and were 6-1 at home. 

Top-Ten Lady Sandite Performances (Points)
31 - Johnson 11/28 vs. Ponca City
29 - Kersgieter 12/12 vs. Union
28 - Kersgieter 12/5 vs. Sapulpa
27 - Kersgieter 12/9 vs. Norman North
26 - Johnson 1/30 vs. Bixby
25 - Johnson 12/12 vs. Union
25 - Johnson 2/22 vs. Stillwater
23 - Regalado 1/9 vs. Jenks
23 - Johnson 2/6 vs. Jenks
23 - Kersgieter 1/9 vs. Jenks
23 - Kersgieter 2/2 vs. Sapulpa

Frontier Valley Conference Results
14-0 Bartlesville (26-2)
11-3 Owasso (26-3)
11-3 Sand Springs (18-8)
10-4 Bixby (20-8)
7-7 Sapulpa (12-12)
6-8 Jenks (11-13)
5-9 Union (8-16)
4-10 Broken Arrow (6-18)
2-12 Bishop Kelley (5-18)
0-14 Muskogee (2-22)
 

6A Conference Performances

The Frontier Valley Conference had the best post-season performance, amassing a 15-10 record. Bartlesville, Sand Springs, and Owasso won their Regional tournaments, while Bixby came in Runner-Up to advance four to Area. Sand Springs and Owasso won Area Championships while Bixby and Bartlesville won Area Consolation brackets to place four teams in the State Tournament. Owasso won their second State Title ever, and first since 1990.

The Big Ten went 11-9 in the post-season. Putnam City West and Choctaw won Regional Tournaments while Midwest City came in Runner-Up. Putnam City West won the Area Championship and Choctaw won the Area Consolation bracket. Both won their quarterfinal games at State, then Putnam West topped Choctaw to advance to the finals, falling 53-51 to Owasso. 

Shawnee, in their first year at 6A, was the only top-division team from the Suburban Conference. They represented their mostly-5A conference well, coming in Runner-Up in both Regionals and Area Consolation. 

Central Oklahoma went 15-19 in the post-season and had the most Area performances of any conference. Westmoore, Edmond Memorial, and Edmond Santa Fe won Regional Championships, while Deer Creek, Norman North, Norman, Mustang, and Edmond North came in Runner-Up for eight Area Qualifiers. Edmond Santa Fe won the Area Championship and Edmond Memorial won the Consolation bracket. Santa Fe advanced to the Semifinals and fell 48-43 to Owasso.

U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill went 0-2 as the only two 6A teams from the All-City Conference.

Top Offenses (Avg. Points Scored)
71.8 Putnam City West
62.5 Westmoore
57.5 Edmond Santa Fe
57.3 Ponca City
56.5 Choctaw
55.5 Sand Springs
54.7 Jenks
54.3 Bartlesville
54.0 Yukon
53.8 Deer Creek

Top Defenses (Avg. Points Allowed)
33.0 Shawnee
35.6 Bartlesville
39.4 Moore
39.6 Owasso
41.0 Ponca City
41.3 Mustang
41.4 Choctaw
41.7 Edmond Memorial
42.8 Edmond North
44.2 Bixby

Avg. Margin of Victory
25.3 Putnam City West
18.6 Bartlesville
16.3 Ponca City
15.1 Choctaw
13.6 Shawnee
13.3 Westmoore
13.1 Owasso
9.8 Moore
9.5 Edmond North
8.3 Sand Springs

Winningest Teams
26-2 Bartlesville
26-3 Owasso
24-4 Putnam City West
22-5 Shawnee
23-6 Choctaw
21-6 Westmoore
21-7 Edmond Santa Fe
20-8 Edmond Memorial
20-8 Bixby
18-8 Sand Springs

CPHS Basketball: Lady Sandites fall 51-38 to Choctaw at State, Kersgieter scores 18

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For the second-straight year the Charles Page High School Girls’ Basketball Team (18-8) made it to the 6A State Tournament. This year the No. 13 ranked Lady Sandites overcame a first-quarter thumping to give the defending State Champions a run for their money before running out of steam in the fourth quarter against No. 6 Choctaw High School (23-5).

Choctaw won the opening tipoff and never looked back, building a massive lead in a turnover-ridden opening stanza. Aaliyah Llanusa and Destiny Johnson traded layups, then the Yellowjackets went on a run. Bailey Golden scored back-to-back from both three and two-point range, then Makayla White made it 11-4 before Isabella Regalado hit a three. That didn’t slow Choctaw down any and they rattled off nine more points before Johnson hit a jump shot to break up the streak. Llanusa had the final say of the quarter and took a 22-9 advantage into the second. 

The Sandites wouldn’t go down without a fight, however, and Johnson and Regalado hit back-to-back threes to open the second period. Golden and Trinity Gooden hit a pair of twos, then the turnovers began to sway in the Sandites’ favor. University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter scored thrice from the field and twice from the charity stripe to cut it to a manageable 26-23 halftime deficit.

Golden kicked off the second half, Kersgieter responded, Llanusa and Jordan Saxton scored back-to-back, then Kersgieter went on a five-point run. The Yellowjackets rattled off five of their own, then Johnson scored in transition to keep it close. With under a minute in the quarter, Johnson went to the bench with her fourth foul.

Kersgieter made a free throw to start the fourth period, Golden and Kersgieter traded twos, then Choctaw ran away with it. The Yellowjackets scored ten straight before Johnson hit a three, then Crusoe tacked on a pair of free throws to wrap it up. 

Choctaw will play the winner of No. 1 Putnam City West vs. No. 10 Bixby Friday at noon at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. 

CHS 51 CPHS 38

1Q CHS 22-9
2Q CPHS 14-4
3Q CHS 11-9
4Q CHS 14-6

Free Throws: CHS 12-of-16, CPHS 6-of-9.
Field Goals: CPHS 14-of-35, CHS 18-of-46.
Offensive Rebounds: CHS 14, CPHS 2.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 15, CHS 12.
Total Rebounds: CHS 26, CPHS 17.
Steals: CHS 10, CPHS 6.
Blocks: CHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 15, CHS 14.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 18, Johnson 14, Regalado 6.
Offensive Rebounds: Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Regalado 5, Kersgieter 4, Johnson 4, Taber 2.
Total Rebounds: Regalado 5, Kersgieter 5, Johnson 5, Taber 2.
Steals: Taber 2, Regalado 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Regalado 4, Johnson 4, Presnell 1, Burris 1.

(Choctaw Stats)
Scoring: Golden 14, Crusoe 10, Llanusa 10, White 6, Saxton 4, Gooden 4, Whitaker 2. 
Fouls: White 4, Saxton 3, Golden 3, Whitaker 2, Crusoe 1, Llanusa 1.

CPHS Basketball: 6A State Tournament Preview

After a five-year rebuilding period, the Charles Page High School basketball program has pulled a complete about-face and sent both the boys and girls teams to the State Tournament, possibly for the first time in Sand Springs history. 

In the 2012-2013 season, the boys and girls went a combined 3-41. Both were coming off back-to-back winless seasons in conference action. Eric Savage took over the boys' program, moving up from the 5A circuit where he won three State Championships at Tulsa Memorial High School. Dustin Morrow, a homegrown Sandite, took over the girls' program. 

The Lady Sandites made their last State Tournament appearance in 2010 and won their only State Title in 1994. The boys hadn't made a State Tournament appearance since 1963 and have never won a title. 

Morrow's squad picked up ten wins in its first season and peaked at 24-2 last year with a Frontier Valley Conference Championship and State Tournament appearance, falling 64-54 to Deer Creek in the Semifinals. Morrow is 80-44 in his head coaching career.

Savage's eight wins in his first season were as many as the Sandites recorded in the prior three seasons combined. In 2016 they finished their first winning season since 2000 and this year they made their first Area finals appearance since 1970 to punch their ticket to State. Savage is 65-61 at Sand Springs and 370-154 overall. 

Frontier Valley sends four teams to Girls' State Tournament

No. 3 Owasso (23-3) started the season short-handed and two of their three losses came in December. They are currently riding a fourteen game win streak and will take on No. 7 Edmond Memorial (20-7) Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Comparing mutual opponents they have very similar records, winning by an average margin of 5.8 points. 

No. 13 Sand Springs (18-7) started the season with eight-straight victories, then closed the regular season 7-7. They are currently riding a five game win streak and will take on the defending State Champions in No. 6 Choctaw (22-5) Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The two have only one mutual opponent in Ponca City. Choctaw topped the Wildcats by fourteen, while Sand Springs split two games. The Sandites won by sixteen in the season opener, but lost by ten later in the year. 

No. 2 Bartlesville (26-1) was the only undefeated team left in Class 6A, and one of only four undefeateds in the state when they fell 50-42 to Sand Springs in the Area finals. They will meet No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe (20-6) in the quarterfinals, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The two are 4-0 against mutual opponents with Bartlesville averaging an 11.25-point victory and Santa Fe winning by a six-point average. 

No. 10 Bixby (20-7) will play No. 1 Putnam City West (22-3) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Patriots are 8-0 against mutual opponents with an average victory margin of 30 points, while the Spartans are 3-2 with an average win of 4.4 points. 

The girls' quarterfinal games will all be played at Tulsa Memorial High School at 5840 South Hudson Avenue. The semifinals will be played Friday at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The Mabee Center is located at 7777 South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa. The Championship round will be Saturday at noon. 

FVC and Central Oklahoma send three apiece to Boys' Tournament

No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe (20-6) and No. 7 Putnam City West (20-6) will kick off the tournament at 2:00 p.m. Santa Fe 6-2 against mutual opponents, winning by an average difference of nine points, while Putnam West is 7-2 with an average win of twelve points. 

No. 4 Union (22-4) started the season 4-3, then went 18-1 with their only loss coming to Broken Arrow. They are currently riding a ten game streak and will take on No. 3 Putnam City North (22-5) at 3:30 p.m. Union is 4-1 against mutual opponents, averaging a 26-point win. Putnam North is 6-0, averaging a 27-point win. 

No. 1 Broken Arrow (24-2) is riding a seven game streak after falling 77-70 to No. 8 Owasso (21-6) and will play No. 11 Edmond Memorial (16-11) at 7:00 p.m. Both teams are undefeated against mutual opponents, Broken Arrow winning by ten points on average, and Memorial winning by nineteen. 

No. 10 Sand Springs (19-7) will play No. 2 Norman North (24-2) at 8:30 p.m. in a rematch of their prior year's Area appearance. The Timberwolves are riding a sixteen game win streak. The two have only one mutual opponent this season in Sapulpa, who Norman North beat by five and Sand Springs beat by nine and three. 

The boys' quarterfinals will be held at Catoosa High School at 2000 South Cherokee Street. The semifinals and finals will be at the Mabee Center. Semifinal games will be Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the Championship round will be Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

Boys Qualifiers

Top Offenses - Avg Points Scored
74.6 Putnam City West
72.3 Putnam City North
70.4 Edmond Santa Fe
69.6 Broken Arrow
68.8 Norman North
66.8 Union
62.2 Sand Springs
54.4 Edmond Memorial

Top Defenses - Avg Points Allowed
50.0 Broken Arrow
50.3 Edmond Memorial
50.5 Union
54.7 Sand Springs
54.9 Norman North
59.5 Edmond Santa Fe
60.1 Putnam City North
60.1 Putnam City West

Avg Margin of Victory
19.5 Broken Arrow
16.4 Union
14.5 Putnam City West
14.0 Norman North
12.1 Putnam City North
10.9 Edmond Santa Fe
7.5 Sand Springs
4.1 Edmond Memorial
 

Sandite Team Leaders

Scoring
20.84 Colt Savage
13.42 Davon Richardson
7.85 Cole Durkee
7.19 Cale Savage
6.19 Matt Price

Field Goal Percentage
70.59 Josh Minney
55.00 Gage Fisher
51.24 Davon Richardson
50.20 Colt Savage
49.50 Cale Savage

Three-Point Percentage
45.59 Cale Savage
41.67 Gage Fisher
39.13 Davon Richardson
33.80 Cole Durkee
31.58 Matt Price

Two-Point Percentage
75.00 Josh Minney
63.34 Marlo Fox
62.58 Colt Savage
56.25 Cale Savage
55.00 Kendrick Williams

Free Throw Percentage
76.10 Colt Savage
73.91 Cale Savage
73.08 Cole Durkee
68.75 Davon Richardson
68.09 Matt Price

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.30 Davon Richardson
1.26 Colt Savage
1.25 Cole Durkee
0.71 Josh Minney
0.60 Cale Savage

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
4.35 Davon Richardson
4.26 Colt Savage
3.20 Cole Durkee
2.40 Matt Price
1.80 Cale Savage

Total Rebounds - Avg
6.65 Davon Richardson
5.53 Colt Savage
4.45 Cole Durkee
2.80 Matt Price
2.40 Cale Savage

Assists - Avg
1.30 Davon Richardson
1.05 Colt Savage
1.05 Cale Savage
0.85 Matt Price
0.40 Cole Durkee

Steals - Avg
1.63 Colt Savage
1.20 Matt Price
1.15 Davon Richardson
0.75 Cole Durkee
0.65 Cale Savage

Blocks - Avg
0.78 Brett Boyles
0.75 Davon Richardson
0.45 Cole Durkee
0.26 Colt Savage
0.24 Josh Minney

Girls Qualifiers

Top Offenses - Avg Points Scored
74.4 Putnam City West
58.5 Edmond Santa Fe
57.1 Choctaw
56.2 Sand Springs
54.7 Bartlesville
53.5 Owasso
52.2 Bixby
50.1 Edmond Memorial

Top Defenses - Avg Points Allowed
35.2 Bartlesville
39.3 Owasso
41.2 Choctaw
41.9 Edmond Memorial
44.0 Bixby
46.4 Putnam City West
47.0 Sand Springs
49.8 Edmond Santa Fe

Avg Margin of Victory
27.9 Putnam City West
19.6 Bartlesville
15.9 Choctaw
14.2 Owasso
9.2 Sand Springs
8.7 Edmond Santa Fe
8.2 Edmond Memorial
8.2 Bixby

Lady Sandite Team Leaders

Scoring
18.12 Holly Kersgieter
16.38 Destiny Johnson
9.40 Isabella Regalado
5.60 Jacie Taber
2.76 Kimi Presnell

Field Goal Percentage
49.45 Holly Kersgieter
47.79 Destiny Johnson
45.88 Jacie Taber
38.46 Bree Berge
35.19 Madison Burris

Three-Point Percentage
42.00 Holly Kersgieter
37.50 Jacie Taber
31.52 Isabella Regalado
26.67 Bree Berge
24.44 Kimi Presnell

Two-Point Percentage
54.55 Bree Berge
52.59 Destiny Johnson
52.38 Madison Burris
52.00 Kimi Presnell
51.83 Holly Kersgieter

Free Throw Percentage
73.40 Holly Kersgieter
71.43 Jacie Taber
69.05 Isabella Regalado
65.73 Destiny Johnson
62.50 Kimi Presnell

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.35 Holly Kersgieter
1.87 Jacie Taber
1.41 Destiny Johnson
0.87 Isabella Regalado
0.70 Madison Burris

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
5.04 Holly Kersgieter
4.27 Destiny Johnson
3.87 Isabella Regalado
2.61 Jacie Taber
1.78 Madison Burris

Total Rebounds - Avg
7.39 Holly Kersgieter
5.68 Destiny Johnson
4.74 Isabella Regalado
4.48 Jacie Taber
2.48 Madison Burris

Assists - Avg
1.59 Destiny Johnson
1.39 Jacie Taber
1.22 Holly Kersgieter
0.43 Isabella Regalado
0.36 Bree Berge

Steals - Avg
2.52 Holly Kersgieter
2.09 Destiny Johnson
1.78 Jacie Taber
0.83 Isabella Regalado
0.83 Kimi Presnell

Blocks - Avg
0.68 Destiny Johnson
0.48 Isabella Regalado
0.35 Holly Kersgieter
0.17 Jacie Taber
0.17 Ashlee Bunch

CPHS Basketball: Sandites headed to State after win over undefeated Bartlesville

CLAREMORE - The undefeated Class 6A No. 2 ranked Bartlesville High School Girls' Basketball team (25-1) is undefeated no more. The Sand Springs Sandites repaid a 53-42 regular season loss with a 52-40 Area Championship win to clinch their spot on the State Tournament bracket.

No. 13 Charles Page High School (18-7) will play the OSSAA 6A State Tournament for the second-straight year after topping the Frontier Valley Conference Champions. Bartlesville will have to beat the winner of No. 11 Norman North (17-8) vs. No. 14 Shawnee (21-4) Saturday afternoon at Daniel Webster High School if they want to make the State Tournament. 

It took Bartlesville half a minute to find a lane on their opening drive. They didn’t find the basket, however, and Destiny Johnson took the rebound to the house. The Bruins missed three field goal attempts and gave up two free throws to Jacie Taber before finding their rhythm with layups from Jena Williams and Erin Shoemaker.

Johnson made two more layups for an 8-4 lead before Avery Allen hit the first three-pointer of the night. Taber hit another from the charity stripe and Holly Kersgieter made a two for an 11-7 lead before Shoemaker completed a three-point play to close the first quarter.

Isabella Regalado and Shoemaker traded threes to start the second period. Regalado went to the line and made one free throw, then Johnson rebounded the second for a 17-14 advantage. Williams made a free throw, then Shoemaker and Williams hit back-to-back threes for the first Bruin lead of the game with two minutes left on the half. Bartlesville held a 24-19 lead to end the period.

The Sandites were explosive in the second half, kicking things off with a three-point play from Kersgieter. Destiny Harris made a three, then the Sandites went on a six-point run. Shoemaker iced another three then Regalado scored five and Kersgieter made three more for the biggest lead of the game at 36-30 before Vivian Culver scored three to end the period.

The Bruins battled back early in the fourth to tie it at 39-39, but Sand Springs ran away with a ten-point streak from there for a double-digit lead with 42 seconds left. 

Kersgieter, a University of Kansas-committed junior, led all scorers with nineteen points, followed by Johnson with twelve, Regalado with eleven, and Taber with eight. Shoemaker led the Bruins with eighteen and Williams contributed thirteen. Johnson had a double-double with twelve rebounds.

CPHS 50 BHS 42

1Q CPHS 11-10
2Q BHS 14-8
3Q CPHS 17-9
4Q CPHS 14-9

Free Throws: CPHS 15-of-21, BHS 7-of-12. 
Field Goals: CPHS 16-of-35, BHS 14-of-55.
Offensive Rebounds: BHS 6, CPHS 2.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 34, BHS 16.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 36, BHS 22.
Steals: BHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 3.
Fouls: BHS 15, CPHS 13.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Johnson 12, Regalado 11, Taber 8.
Offensive Rebounds: Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 11, Kersgieter 8, Regalado 7, Taber 5, Presnell 2, Berge 1.
Total Rebounds: Johnson 12, Kersgieter 9, Regalado 7, Taber 5, Presnell 2, Berge 1. 
Assists: Johnson 2, Kersgieter 1.
Blocks: Johnson 2, Taber 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Johnson 2, Presnell 2, Kersgieter 2, Regalado 1, Padilla 1.

(Bartlesville Stats)
Scoring: Shoemaker 18, Williams 13, Allen 3, Harris 3, Culver 3, Parker 2.
Fouls: Shoemaker 5, Harris 4, Parker 3, Allen 2, Williams 1.

CPHS Basketball: Lady Sandites win Regional Championship 60-51 over Bixby

Third quarters haven't been kind to the Sand Springs Lady Sandites this season, and Monday night was no exception. But after blowing an eight-point halftime lead against the Lady Spartans, they doubled down and finished strong, winning their Regional Tournament bracket 60-51 over Class 6A No. 10 ranked Bixby (18-8).

The No. 13 Charles Page High School girls' basketball team improved to 17-7 and advanced to the Area playoffs. They will travel to Claremore Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to take on undefeated Frontier Valley Conference Champion, No. 2 Bartlesville (25-0).

University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter, and Destiny Johnson, who also has Division One offers, recorded a team-high nineteen points apiece for the Lady Sandites, while freshman standout Landry Williams posted a game-high 23 for the host team. 

Maddie Bittle scored first, stealing the Sandites’ opening possession. Jacie Taber responded, then both teams traded turnovers before Johnson made a three-point play. Williams and Isabella Regalado traded threes and the Sandites went on a seven-point run for a 12-5 lead. The Spartans wouldn’t go down without a fight, however, and rattled off eight of their own. Three-pointers from Williams and Dariann Myles gave the host team a 13-12 advantage to close the first period.

Sarah Tyree kicked off the second period with two, Holly Kersgieter retaliated, then Tyree hit a pair of free throws. Taber and Johnson made back-to-back threes and the Sandites took a 20-17 lead. Kersgieter went on a six point run for the Sandites with three steals to make it 29-20 before Tyree hit a three. Johnson scored a free throw to close the half 30-23.

The Spartans used lethal three-point accuracy to chip away at their deficit, ultimately taking the lead with back-to-back deep balls from Williams in the third period. Johnson scored on a throw in from Kersgieter with a second left to tie it at 42-all.

The basket spit out a jump shot from Johnson in the final stanza, then Williams hit another three to retake the lead. Bree Berge scored on a putback. Myles, Madison Burris, and Bittle exchanged threes, then Kersgieter went on a five point run to jump out front once and for all.

Jacie Taber missed most of the third and fourth quarters after getting into foul trouble, but came back in for a steal and a layup to make it 54-51. It was all desperation fouls from there, and unfortunately for the Spartans the Sandites were 86% from the charity stripe, finishing the game on a thirteen-point streak.

The win gives Sand Springs a little bit of security as they head to the next round of the playoffs. If they lose to Bartlesville, they will get a redemption match against the winner of No. 11 Norman North (17-8) vs. No. 14 Shawnee (21-4). Bixby will have a harder path to the State Tournament, needing to win two more games. First they will play No. 16 Deer Creek (16-9), and if they win that game they will play the loser of No. 3 Owasso (22-3) vs. No. 5 Westmoore (21-4).

CPHS 60 Bixby 51

1Q Bixby 13-12
2Q CPHS 18-10
3Q Bixby 19-12
4Q CPHS 18-9

Free Throws: CPHS 18-of-21, Bixby 5-of-12.
Field Goals: CPHS 19-of-41, Bixby 17-of-46.
Offensive Rebounds: Bixby 9, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 18, Bixby 13.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 23, Bixby 22.
Steals: CPHS 11, Bixby 9.
Blocks: CPHS 4.
Fouls: Bixby 17, CPHS 18.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Johnson 19, Kersgieter 19, Regalado 8, Taber 7, Burris 5, Berge 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 3, Taber 1, Berge 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 5, Kersgieter 5, Regalado 3, Taber 2, Burris 1, Berge 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 8, Johnson 5, Regalado 3, Taber 3, Berge 2, Burris 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 5, Johnson 4, Taber 2.
Assists: Kersgieter 6.
Blocks: Johnson 2, Regalado 1, Burris 1.
Fouls: Regalado 4, Taber 4, Burris 3, Johnson 3, Berge 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1.

(Bixby Stats)
Scoring: Williams 23, Bittle 10, Myles 6, Tyree 6, Schovanec 3, #33 3.
Fouls: Schovanec 4, Myles 3, Tyree 3, Williams 2, Bittle 2, Bradley 1, Stout 1, #33 1. 

CPHS Basketball: Girls win first playoff game 53-48 over Stillwater, Johnson scores 24

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The No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School girls' basketball team (16-7) survived the first round of the Class 6A Regional Playoffs with a 53-48 Friday night win against Stillwater (8-16) at Bixby High School. 

The girls jumped out to a solid 22-14 halftime lead, but Stillwater exploded for 24 points in the third quarter to cut it to 39-38. They scored as many in that stanza as they did in the other three combined, paced by senior star Brooke Rayner. The three-time Class A State Semifinalist, formerly of Pond Creek-Hunter, scored all thirteen of her team-high points in that quarter.

The Sandites did their best to answer, also putting up their biggest single-quarter performance with seventeen points, including three-pointers from Jacie Taber and Isabella Regalado.

The teams were back-and-forth throughout the fourth period till junior standout Destiny Johnson secured the final lead with less than two minutes to play.

Johnson led all scorers with 24 points, followed by Holly Kersgieter with fourteen and Taber with ten. Jaci Littell tied Rayner with thirteen for Stillwater.

The Sandites will return to action Monday at 7:00 p.m. against the host team, No. 10 Bixby (18-6) who defeated Union 54-42 in their first game. Both teams will advance to Area, but the losing team will have to play an additional round to make it to State. The Lady Sandites previously defeated Bixby 69-56 last month. 

CPHS 53 SHS 48

1Q CPHS 11-7
2Q CPHS 11-7
3Q SHS 24-17
4Q CPHS 14-10

Scoring:
(CPHS) Johnson 24, Kersgieter 14, Taber 10, Regalado 5. 
(Stillwater) Rayner 13, Littell 13, Spiva 8, Tuck 7, Kloos 4, Lovelace 3. 

CPHS Basketball: Regional Playoff preview

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The Class 6A No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School girls' basketball team with kick off the first round of playoffs Friday evening in Bixby, followed by the No. 10 boys' team Saturday in Oklahoma City. 

The Lady Sandites finished the regular season 15-7 overall, third in the Frontier Valley Conference, and 3-3 in tournament play. They won the Bishop Kelley Invitational en rout to an 8-0 start to the season and number-one ranking in 6A, then went winless at the Tournament of Champions. They won their last two games of the regular season over unranked competitors following a 61-35 loss to No. 3 Owasso.

Friday at 6:30 p.m. the girls will take on unranked Stillwater (8-15) at Bixby High School. The No. 10 ranked host team will play Union (8-15) at 8:00 p.m. The winners of each game will both advance to the Area Tournament, but will meet Saturday at 7:00 p.m. to decide their seeding. 

Sand Springs has yet to meet Stillwater this season, but is 2-0 against Union and 1-0 against Bixby Sand Springs, Union, and Bixby are each conference foes. The Sandites defeated Union 71-54 and 49-37 and topped Bixby 69-56 three weeks ago at home.

The boys' team finished the season 16-6 overall, 9-5 in conference, and went 5-1 in tournaments, going undefeated at the Memorial Invitational, and placing third at the Duncan Invitational. They ended the season with back-to-back wins after a 97-77 shootout loss at No. 8 Owasso. 

The Sandites will play unranked Jenks (8-15) Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Putnam City West High School in their third meeting of the season. They defeated the Trojans 64-45 and 65-52 in conference play. The No. 7 ranked host team (17-5) will play Bixby (7-16) at 8:00 p.m. The winners will play Monday night at 8:00 p.m. The Sandites have yet to meet Putnam West, but rolled over Bixby 60-42 last month. 

Girls Team Leaders

Scoring - Avg
18.2 Holly Kersgieter
16.1 Destiny Johnson
9.6 Isabella Regalado
5.2 Jacie Taber
3.3 Kimi Presnell

Field Goal Percentage
49 Holly Kersgieter
48.2 Destiny Johnson
46.1 Jacie Taber
37.5 Bree Berge
35.3 Kimi Presnell

3-point Percentage
44.7 Holly Kersgieter
33.3 Jacie Taber
31.4 Isabella Regalado
28.8 Bree Berge
25.6 Kimi Presnell

Free Throw Percentage
72.4 Holly Kersgieter
69.1 Jacie Taber
67.7 Isabella Regalado
63.4 Destiny Johnson
62.5 Kimi Presnell

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.4 Holly Kersgieter
2 Jacie Taber
1.5 Destiny Johnson
1 Isabella Regalado

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
4.9 Holly Kersgieter
3.9 Destiny Johnson
3.8 Isabella Regalado
2.5 Jacie Taber
1.9 Madison Burris

Total Rebounds - Avg
7.3 Holly Kersgieter
5.4 Destiny Johnson
4.7 Isabella Regalado
4.5 Jacie Taber
2.7 Madison Burris

Assists - Avg
1.7 Destiny Johnson
1.5 Jacie Taber
1 Holly Kersgieter

Steals - Avg
2.5 Holly Kersgieter
2.1 Destiny Johnson
1.9 Jacie Taber
1 Isabella Regalado

Blocks - Avg
0.6 Destiny Johnson
0.5 Isabella Regalado
0.4 Holly Kersgieter

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Putnam City West (74)
  2. Westmoore (63.8)
  3. Edmond Santa Fe (58.1)
  4. Ponca City (58)
  5. Choctaw (57.4)
  6. Sand Springs (56.4)
  7. Jenks (55.4)
  8. Bartlesville (55.3)
  9. Yukon (54.3)
  10. Deer Creek (53.9)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Shawnee (31.6)
  2. Bartlesville (33.6)
  3. Moore (38.7)
  4. Owasso (39)
  5. Ponca City (40.3)
  6. Mustang (40.4)
  7. Bixby (41.3)
  8. Edmond Memorial (41.4)
  9. Edmond North (41.7)
  10. Choctaw (41.7)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Putnam City West (28.4)
  2. Bartlesville (21.7)
  3. Ponca City (17.8)
  4. Choctaw (15.7)
  5. Shawnee (15.7)
  6. Westmoore (15)
  7. Owasso (14.6)
  8. Edmond North (10.8)
  9. Moore (10.6)
  10. Sand Springs (9.4)

Boys Team Leaders

Scoring - Avg
21.2 Colt Savage
13.3 Davon Richardson
8.5 Cole Durkee
6.5 Matt Price
6.5 Cale Savage

Field Goal Percentage
70.6 Josh Minney
55 Gage Fisher
51.7 Davon Richardson
50.2 Colt Savage
46.2 Cale Savage

3-point Percentage
75 Gage Fisher
41.9 Cale Savage
39.1 Davon Richardson
35.8 Cole Durkee
26.5 Matt Price

Free Throw Percentage
76.2 Cale Savage
73.3 Colt Savage
70 Cole Durkee
69.6 Davon Richardson
68.1 Matt Price

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.3 Davon Richardson
1.3 Cole Durkee
1.2 Colt Savage

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
4.4 Colt Savage
4.2 Davon Richardson
3.3 Cole Durkee
2.5 Matt Price
1.8 Cale Savage

Total Rebounds - Avg
6.5 Davon Richardson
5.6 Colt Savage
4.6 Cole Durkee
2.9 Matt Price
2.4 Cale Savage

Assists - Avg
1.2 Davon Richardson
1.1 Cale Savage
1 Matt Price
1 Colt Savage

Steals - Avg
1.8 Colt Savage
1.2 Matt Price
1.1 Davon Richardson

Blocks - Avg
0.8 Brett Boyles
0.7 Davon Richardson

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Midwest City (75.3)
  2. Putnam City West (75)
  3. Putnam City North (71.3)
  4. Broken Arrow (69.1)
  5. Edmond Santa Fe (69)
  6. Sapulpa (68.5)
  7. Owasso (68.3)
  8. Norman North (67.9
  9. Capitol Hill (67.8)
  10. Union (67)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Edmond Memorial (50.4)
  2. Union (50.7)
  3. Broken Arrow (50.7)
  4. Stillwater (51.3)
  5. Sand Springs (54)
  6. Westmoore (54.4)
  7. Norman North (54.8)
  8. Norman (54.9)
  9. Owasso (55.1)
  10. Mustang (55.5)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Broken Arrow (18.4)
  2. Union (16.3)
  3. Putnam City West (14.5)
  4. Owasso (13.2)
  5. Norman North (13)
  6. Putnam City North (12.5)
  7. Midwest City (11.6)
  8. Edmond Santa Fe (10.6)
  9. Sand Springs (8.9)
  10. Putnam City (6.6)

CPHS Basketball: Kersgieter/Regalado score 17 apiece, Girls top Bishop Kelley 53-40

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Juniors Holly Kersgieter and Isabella Regalado scored seventeen points apiece Friday night to lead Charles Page High School (15-7, 11-3) past the Bishop Kelley Comets (5-17, 2-12). Even missing one of their top scorers, the Class 6A No. 13 ranked Sandites managed a 53-40 victory over the private Catholic school. 

Kersgieter hit a pair from the charity stripe to start the night. Kirstyn Stecker tied it up, then the Sandites went on a nine-point run before Ellie Davie broke it up. Kersgieter, Meaghan Cyr, and Isabella Regalado exchanged three-point baskets, then the Comets went on a six-point run before Madison Burris made a three.

Trailing 17-13 after the first, the home team went on an eight-point run and took the lead with a basket from Cyr. Regalado scored from deep to briefly reclaim the advantage, Halle Poleman tied it with a free throw, then Kersgieter made it 25-23 at halftime.

The Sandites took charge in the third period, jumping out to a double-digit lead. Regalado and Grace Ritchie exchanged threes, then Kersgieter and Taber got in the action to make it 36-26. Amy West made a three-point play, Sand Springs went on a seven-point run, then Poleman made a two to end the quarter 43-31.

Raegan Padilla started the fourth with a three, Bree Berge made a two, Kelley rattled off six, the Sandites returned five, then Ritchie made the final points of the night from three-point range. Ritchie led the Comets with ten points on the evening. 

The Lady Sandites finished the season 11-3 for third place in the Frontier Valley Conference after winning it 13-1 last season. Bishop Kelley finished 2-12 for ninth place for the third-straight season.

The Sandites will return to action Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Bixby when they play Stillwater (7-16) in the first round of the Regional playoffs. The Comets will travel to East Central and take on No. 9 Coweta (11-12) Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

At halftime the school held a recognition of John Heckenkemper and officially named the new school track after the former coach.

CPHS 53 BKHS 40

1Q CPHS 17-13
2Q BKHS 10-8
3Q CPHS 18-8
4Q CPHS 10-9

Free Throws: CPHS 6-of-8, BKHS 6-of-15.
Field Goals: CPHS 19-of-49, BKHS 15-of-40.
Offensive Rebounds: BKHS 15, CPHS 8.
Defensive Rebounds: BKHS 19, CPHS 16.
Total Rebounds: BKHS 34, CPHS 24.
Steals: CPHS 11, BKHS 4.
Blocks: CPHS 4, BKHS 2.
Fouls: BKHS 10, CPHS 12.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 17, Regalado 17, Presnell 6, Taber 4, Burris 3, Padilla 3, Berge 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 3, Burris 2, Regalado 1, Taber 1, Presnell 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Regalado 3, Taber 3, Burris 3, Presnell 2, Padilla 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 7, Burris 5, Regalado 4, Taber 4, Presnell 3, Padilla 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 6, Regalado 3, Taber 1, Presnell 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Presnell 1.
Blocks: Regalado 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1.
Fouls: Regalado 3, Kersgieter 2, Taber 2, Presnell 2, Burris 2, Padilla 1.

(Bishop Kelley) 
Scoring: Ritchie 10, West 7, Cyr 7, Davie 4, Easterling 4, Stecker 4, Poleman 4.
Fouls: West 3, Cyr 3, Davie 2, Stecker 2.

FINAL Frontier Valley Conference Standings
14-0 No. 2 Bartlesville (22-0)
11-3 No. 3 Owasso (20-3)
11-3 No. 13 Sand Springs (15-7)
10-4 No. 10 Bixby (17-6)
7-7 No. 19 Sapulpa (12-11)
6-8 Jenks (11-12)
5-9 Union (8-15)
4-10 Broken Arrow (6-17)
2-12 Bishop Kelley (5-17)
0-14 Muskogee (2-21)

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)

CPHS Basketball: No. 3 Owasso hammers Sand Springs 61-35 at BOK Center

The Class 6A No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School girls' basketball team (13-7, 9-3) suffered their worst defeat in three years at the Third Annual High School Hoops Showcase Saturday night. The No. 3 Owasso Rams (18-3, 9-3) shut out the Sandites 17-0 in the first period at the BOK Center and rode that success to a 61-35 Frontier Valley Conference victory. 

Jacie Taber posted the first Sandite points with a pair of free throws and a field goal to start the second quarter, then Madison Burris added a free throw. The Rams immediately retaliated with six points of their own, Destiny Johnson got in on the action, Burris hit the first three for the Sandites, then Owasso went on an eleven point run before Taber hit another free throw to end the half 36-13.

The third quarter was the closest as both teams scored ten apiece, including six from University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter. Kersgieter led her team with ten points, but Tiya Douglas led all scorers with 25. 

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday when they host Jenks (11-10, 6-6) at 6:30 p.m. Owasso will host No. 19 Sapulpa (11-10, 6-6). 

OHS 61 CPHS 35

1Q OHS 17-0
2Q OHS 19-13
3Q All 10-10
4Q OHS 15-12

Free Throws: OHS 12-of-14, CPHS 13-of-20.
Field Goals: OHS 29-of-46, CPHS 9-of-41.
Offensive Rebounds: OHS 6, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: OHS 17, CPHS 14.
Total Rebounds: OHS 23, CPHS 20.
Assists: OHS 13, CPHS 4.
Steals: OHS 13, CPHS 6.
Blocks: OHS 7, CPHS 4.
Fouls: OHS 15, CPHS 15.

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

OHS Scoring: Douglas 25, Milton 14, Culley 9, Bhinhar 6, Finch 2, Ellis 2, Harper 2, Cunningham 1. 

Frontier Valley Standings:
12-0 No. 2 Bartlesville (21-0)
9-3 No. 3 Owasso (18-3)
9-3 No. 13 Sand Springs (13-7)
8-4 No. 10 Bixby (15-6)
6-6 No. 19 Sapulpa (11-10)
6-6 Jenks (11-10)
5-7 Union (8-13)
4-8 Broken Arrow (6-15)
1-11 Bishop Kelley (4-16)
0-12 Muskogee (2-19)

CPHS Basketball: Girls overcome Union 49-37, Johnson scores 23

It wasn’t a perfect game, but the Class 6A No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (13-6, 9-2) utilized a fast start and a fourth-quarter resurgence to overcome Union High School (6-13, 3-7) Tuesday night on the road.

The Redskins scored first on a layup from Idalis Ortiz, but that was their only lead of the game. Isabella Regalado sank a three and Destiny Johnson hit two from the charity stripe to take the lead once and for all. Kimi Presnell hit a three, Johnson scored two more from the stripe, and Jacie Taber scored on a putback for a 12-7 advantage. Ortiz added another basket, then the Sandites went on an eight-point run to close out the quarter 20-9.

Union found momentum in the second quarter, riding an eight-point run into the second half to cut it to 25-19. The visitors led by as much as fourteen before the Sadie Moyer hit a pair of free throws to end the third quarter 36-31.

The home team may have won the middle two quarters, but the Sandites won the bookends and got back out front with a seven point run in the fourth before Moyer scored the only three of the night for Union. Kersgieter and Johnson combined for six more before Kaylen Nelson ended the game with a free throw.

The Sandites shared scoring duties in the first quarter with five players making their way in the book, but Kersgieter and Johnson were responsible for all 39 points in the next three periods. Johnson led all scorers with 23 points, while Moyer led the Redskins with fifteen. Kersgieter was the only other player in double-digits, putting up fourteen.

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday at the BOK Center with a 6:30 p.m. game against No. 3 Owasso (16-3, 7-3). The Sandites won the first meeting 49-42, but the Rams were missing key players at the time and are currently riding a seven-game streak. Union will travel to No. 19 Sapulpa (11-9, 6-5) Friday at 6:30 p.m. to try and avenge a 53-33 December loss.

CPHS 49 UHS 37

1Q CPHS 20-9
2Q UHS 8-5
3Q UHS 14-11
4Q CPHS 13-6

Free Throws: CPHS 20-of-22, UHS 8-of-12.
Field Goals: CPHS 13-of-36, UHS 14-of-44.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 9, UHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: UHS 14, CPHS 13.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 22, UHS 21.
Steals: CPHS 6, UHS 4.
Blocks: CPHS 2, UHS 1.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Johnson 23, Kersgieter 14, Regalado 5, Taber 4, Presnell 4.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Taber 4, Burris 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Taber 4, Johnson 3, Kersgieter 2, Presnell 2, Burris 2.
Total Rebounds: Taber 8, Kersgieter 6, Johnson 3, Burris 3, Presnell 2. 
Steals: Johnson 2, Taber 2, Regalado 1, Taber 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 1, Taber 1, Burris 1.
Blocks: Johnson 1, Burris.

Union Scoring: Moyer 15, Nelson 8, Ortiz 8, Burgess 2, Majidi 2, Banks 2.

Frontier Valley Standings:
11-0 No. 2 Bartlesville (20-0)
9-2 No. 13 Sand Springs (13-6)
7-3 No. 3 Owasso (17-3)
7-4 No. 10 Bixby (14-6)
6-5 Jenks (11-9)
6-5 No. 19 Sapulpa (11-9)
3-7 Union (6-13)
3-8 Broken Arrow (5-15)
1-9 Bishop Kelley (4-14)
0-10 Muskogee (2-17)

Week 11 High School 6A Basketball Rankings

Girls Rankings

  1. Putnam City West (16-2)
  2. Bartlesville (20-0)
  3. Owasso (16-3)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (15-4)
  5. Westmoore (15-4)
  6. Choctaw (16-4)
  7. Edmond Memorial (14-5)
  8. Norman (14-5)
  9. Mustang (13-6)
  10. Bixby (13-6)
  11. Norman North (13-6)
  12. Edmond North (13-6)
  13. Sand Springs (12-6)
  14. Shawnee (16-3)
  15. Midwest City (12-7)
  16. Deer Creek (12-7)
  17. Moore (11-8)
  18. Ponca City (13-5)
  19. Sapulpa (11-8)
  20. Yukon (11-8)

Conference Strength Ratings

Central Oklahoma (56.5)
Suburban (45.5)
Big Ten (42.8)
Frontier Valley (40.7)
All-City (8.4)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Putnam City West (75)
  2. Westmoore (63.6)
  3. Sand Springs (57.8)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (57.2)
  5. Choctaw (56.7)
  6. Ponca City (56.4)
  7. Yukon (56.2)
  8. Jenks (55.7)
  9. Bartlesville (53.9)
  10. Norman (53.6)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Shawnee (30.6)
  2. Bartlesville (32.8)
  3. Moore (38.5)
  4. Mustang (39.1)
  5. Owasso (39.6)
  6. Edmond North (39.7)
  7. Ponca City (40.9)
  8. Choctaw (41.2)
  9. Edmond Memorial (41.4)
  10. Broken Arrow (42.6)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Putnam City West (28.6)
  2. Bartlesville (21.1)
  3. Westmoore (16.3)
  4. Choctaw (15.6)
  5. Ponca City (15.5)
  6. Shawnee (14.7)
  7. Owasso (12.4)
  8. Edmond North (12.3)
  9. Sand Springs (10.8)
  10. Moore (10.1)

Boys Rankings

  1. Broken Arrow (17-1)
  2. Norman North (17-2)
  3. Putnam City North (16-4)
  4. Union (15-4)
  5. Midwest City (14-5)
  6. Edmond Santa Fe (15-4)
  7. Putnam City West (13-5)
  8. Owasso (15-4)
  9. Norman (12-5)
  10. Sand Springs (14-4)
  11. Edmond Memorial (11-8)
  12. Putnam City (11-8)
  13. Sapulpa (12-7)
  14. Choctaw (12-8)
  15. Stillwater (10-9)
  16. Edmond North (10-9)
  17. Mustang (10-9)
  18. Westmoore (8-11)
  19. Southmoore (8-11)
  20. Bartlesville (8-12)

Conference Strength Ratings

Big Ten (59.6)
Frontier Valley (53.4)
Central Oklahoma (44)
Suburban (40.2)
All-City (24.5)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Midwest City (76.4)
  2. Putnam City West (72.2)
  3. Putnam City North (71.4)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (70.5)
  5. Sapulpa (70.4)
  6. Broken Arrow (69.7)
  7. Norman North (68.4)
  8. Union (66.9)
  9. Putnam City (66.5)
  10. Capitol Hill (65.6)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Broken Arrow (50.1)
  2. Edmond Memorial (50.5)
  3. Stillwater (50.6)
  4. Sand Springs (52)
  5. Union (52.7)
  6. Owasso (53.4)
  7. Edmond North (54.8)
  8. Deer Creek (55)
  9. Shawnee (55.1)
  10. Norman (55.1)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Broken Arrow (19.7) 
  2. Union (14.2)
  3. Norman North (13)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (12.8)
  5. Midwest City (12.6)
  6. Putnam City North (12.6)
  7. Sand Springs (12.2)
  8. Owasso (11.9)
  9. Putnam City West (11)
  10. Sapulpa (7.7)

CPHS Basketball: Sapulpa wins Highway 97 Rivalry, Kersgieter scores 23

On paper, the Sandites were the clear favorite. A better record, a better ranking, and a twelve-point win at a previous meeting. But things are never that easy in the Frontier Valley Conference. That Sapulpa and Sand Springs have a heated rivalry only added to the fact that this game would be proven on the court, not on paper.

While Class 6A No. 11 ranked Sand Springs (12-6, 8-2) had dropped a twelve-point loss to undefeated No. 2 Bartlesville a week prior, the No. 20 Chieftains (11-8, 6-4) took the Bruins into overtime earlier this week before falling by six. They rode that momentum into Friday night’s foray and rolled to a 58-52 Victory.

DeAsia Thomas drew first blood and the teams traded punches till Taylor Dement and Ray Osborn scored back-to-back for an 8-4 lead. The game went to free throws from there as the teams combined for ten fouls in the first quarter. Kiarra Brooks and Holly Kersgieter exchanged field goals to end the quarter with the visitors on top 12-11.

Dement scored three to start the second period, Isabella Regalado hit a long two, then Lindsay Hall scored a three and Dement added a layup for the 20-13 advantage. Destiny Johnson paved the way for a major comeback, scoring seven points near the end of the period with four from Kersgieter, including a buzzer-beater to tie it at 24-24.

Kimi Presnell gave the Sandites their first and only lead at the 5:03 mark of the third period but Dement scored four straight to put the visitors back out front. Jacie Taber capped off the quarter with a putback as the Sandites trailed 41-39.

Brooks hit a pair of free throws to kick off the fourth, Kersgieter sank a three, then Dement, Brooks, and Temira Poindexter scored six straight. Taber broke up the streak, but Dement scored back-to-back and Osborn hit a free throw for a double-digit lead.

Kersgieter and Bree Berge scored a pair of field goals, Brooks retaliated, then Kersgieter scored again to make it 56-50 with 1:08 to play. Dement scored a pair of free throws for Sapulpa, Berge scored a pair for the Sandites, and the Chieftains secured the upset.

Dement led all scorers with 25 points while Kersgieter paced the Sandites with 23 points and eleven rebounds. Johnson added twelve points and seven rebounds for Sand Springs while Brooks contributed ten for the Chieftains.

The Sandites will return to action Tuesday at Union (6-12, 3-6) while the Chieftains will host No. 9 Bixby (6-4). The Sandites previously trounced the Redskins 71-54 and the Chieftains topped Bixby 44-39. 

SHS 58 CPHS 52

1Q SHS 12-11
2Q CPHS 13-12
3Q SHS 17-15
4Q SHS 17-13

Free Throws: CPHS 11-of-20, SHS 12-of-22.
Field Goals: SHS 24-of-49, CPHS 20-of-48.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 8, SHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: SHS 22, CPHS 21.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 29, SHS 29.
Steals: CPHS 8, SHS 6.
Blocks: SHS 1, CPHS 1.
Fouls: SHS 17, CPHS 18.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 23, Johnson 12, Taber 8, Berge 4, Presnell 3, Regalado 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Johnson 3, Taber 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 7, Johnson 4, Regalado 4, Burris 4, Taber 1, Presnell 1, Pidilla 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 11, Johnson 7, Regalado 4, Burris 4, Taber 2, Presnell 1, Pidilla 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 4, Regalado 2, Johnson 1, Taber 1.
Assists: Johnson 2, Regalado 1, Taber 1.
Blocks: Berge 1.
Fouls: Johnson 4, Regalado 4, Taber 4, Presnell 2, Burris 2, Kersgieter 1, Berge 1.

(Sapulpa Stats)
Scoring: Dement 25, Brooks 10, Osborn 8, Hall 6, Thomas 5, Poindexter 2, Delaney 2.
Fouls: Dement 4, Brooks 4, Thomas 3, Poindexter 2, Osborn 1, Thomas 1, Delaney 1, Hall 1.

Sandite of the Week: Holly Kersgieter scores 19 points in back-to-back games

Charles Page High School junior standout Holly Kersgieter was selected as our Sandite of the Week for her team-leading performances in back-to-back games last week.

On Tuesday the Sandites took on the undefeated Class 6A No. 2 ranked Bartlesville Bruins (18-0) and fell 53-42, despite a nineteen-point performance from the University of Kansas-commit. Kersgieter shot 69% on field goals and snagged four rebounds, plus a steal and a block.

She repeated her nineteen points in a 67-27 rout of Muskogee (2-16), shooting 55% on field goals and 88% on free throws. She also picked up six rebounds, one steal, and one block.

Kersgieter has averaged 18.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, one assist, and 2.3 steals per game this season to lead the Lady Sandites to a 12-5 record. They are currently ranked 11th in Class 6A and are second in the Frontier Valley Conference with an 8-1 record. 

Week 10 High School 6A Basketball Rankings

Girls Rankings

  1. Putnam City West (15-2)
  2. Bartlesville (18-0)
  3. Edmond Santa Fe (15-3)
  4. Owasso (15-3)
  5. Edmond Memorial (14-4)
  6. Choctaw (14-4)
  7. Westmoore (14-4)
  8. Norman (13-5)
  9. Bixby (13-5)
  10. Norman North (13-5)
  11. Sand Springs (12-5)
  12. Edmond North (12-6)
  13. Mustang (12-6)
  14. Shawnee (15-3)
  15. Midwest City (12-7)
  16. Deer Creek (11-7)
  17. Ponca City (12-5)
  18. Yukon (11-7)
  19. Moore (10-8)
  20. Sapulpa (10-8)

Conference Strength Ratings

Central Oklahoma (55.5)
Suburban (46.3)
Big Ten (42.8)
Frontier Valley (41.3)
All-City (8.4)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Putnam City West (74.6)
  2. Westmoore (63.5)
  3. Sand Springs (58.1)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (58)
  5. Choctaw (57.4)
  6. Yukon (56.9)
  7. Ponca City (55.7)
  8. Jenks (55.2)
  9. Deer Creek (54.1)
  10. Putnam City North (53.6)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Shawnee (30.7)
  2. Bartlesville (32.4)
  3. Mustang (38.9)
  4. Owasso (39.4)
  5. Moore (39.4)
  6. Edmond North (40.2)
  7. Choctaw (41.3)
  8. Broken Arrow (41.4)
  9. Edmond Memorial (41.5)
  10. Ponca City (42.4)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Putnam City West (27.1)
  2. Bartlesville (21)
  3. Choctaw (16.2)
  4. Westmoore (15.9)
  5. Shawnee (14.6)
  6. Ponca City (13.4)
  7. Owasso (12.8)
  8. Edmond North (11.8)
  9. Sand Springs (11.8)
  10. Yukon (11.1)

Boys Rankings

  1. Broken Arrow (16-1)
  2. Norman North (16-2)
  3. Putnam City North (15-4)
  4. Putnam City West (12-5)
  5. Midwest City (14-5)
  6. Union (14-4)
  7. Edmond Santa Fe (14-4)
  8. Owasso (14-4)
  9. Norman (12-4)
  10. Sand Springs (13-4)
  11. Sapulpa (12-6)
  12. Edmond Memorial (10-8)
  13. Putnam City (11-8)
  14. Stillwater (10-8)
  15. Choctaw (10-8)
  16. Edmond North (9-9)
  17. Mustang (10-8)
  18. Southmoore (8-10)
  19. Westmoore (7-11)
  20. Muskogee (7-11)

Conference Strength Ratings

Big Ten (59.2)
Frontier Valley (53.9)
Central Oklahoma (43.5)
Suburban (40.2)
All-City (24.5)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Midwest City (76.4)
  2. Putnam City West (72.1)
  3. Putnam City North (71.5)
  4. Sapulpa (71)
  5. Edmond Santa Fe (70.7)
  6. Broken Arrow (70.1)
  7. Norman North (68.1)
  8. Union (67.4)
  9. Putnam City (66.5)
  10. Capitol Hill (65.6)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Broken Arrow (49.5)
  2. Stillwater (50.2)
  3. Edmond Memorial (50.8)
  4. Sand Springs (51.6)
  5. Union (53.5)
  6. Owasso (53.6)
  7. Norman (54)
  8. Edmond North (55)
  9. Deer Creek (55.3)
  10. Westmoore (55.3)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Broken Arrow (20.5) 
  2. Union (13.9)
  3. Putnam City North (13)
  4. Sand Springs (12.8)
  5. Midwest City (12.6)
  6. Edmond Santa Fe (12.4)
  7. Norman North (12.1)
  8. Owasso (10.7)
  9. Putnam City West (10.4)
  10. Sapulpa (8.3)

CPHS Basketball: Girls knock off No. 8 Bixby 69-56, Johnson scores 26

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Sand Springs - The Class 6A No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School Girls’ Basketball Team (12-5) improved to 8-1 in Frontier Valley Conference standings Tuesday night, fending off No. 8 Bixby 69-56 at the Ed Dubie Field House. Junior standout Destiny Johnson led all scorers with 26 points, followed by University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter with twenty. Senior Maddie Bittle led the Spartans with twenty.

The Spartans (13-5, 6-3) came away with a steal for their first possession and drew first blood on a layup from Sarah Tyree, but Johnson was quick to give Sand Springs the lead with back-to-back two-pointers, followed by a three from Jacie Taber. Johnson scored her sixth point, then Taber logged her second assist on a three from Isabella Regalado for the double-digit lead.

Dariann Myles broke up the Sandites’ sixteen-point streak, but by the end of the first period the home team was up 19-10, led by Johnson with eleven.

The throttling continued in the second period as Johnson scored on a steal and Regalado rattled off three deep balls for a twenty-point advantage. The game evened out from there, and the teams maintained their distance till close to the end of the half. After trailing 40-16, the Spartans scored eight in a row to narrow the gap.

Tyree made a pair of free throws to kick off the second half. Madison Burris scored with an assist from Holly Kersgieter, Kersgieter scored four with an assist from Burris to make it 46-26, then the Spartans went on a run.

Sydney Page, Sydnee Schovanec, Myles, and Maddie Bittle scored fifteen in a row to make it a single-digit deficit for the first time since the first quarter.

Kersgieter drained a three to kick off the fourth period. Schovanec made a three-point play, then fouled out and sent Johnson to the line for a three-point play and a seven-point run that put the Sandites back in front a double-digit lead at 60-44 before Bittle scored on a layup. By then it was too late for a comeback, and the Sandites and Spartans exchanged blows till the clock ran out at 69-56.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday when they host No. 20 Sapulpa (10-8, 5-4) in the second installment of Highway 97 Rivalry. In December the Sandites trumped the Chieftains 60-48 in the third game of the season. 

Bixby will have another tough competitor Friday when they host No. 4 Owasso (15-3, 6-3). The Spartans previously topped the Rams 52-36 in the season-opener. The Spartans are coming off back-to-back losses, however, while Owasso has won their last five games.

Undefeated No. 2 Bartlesville (18-0, 9-0) continues to rest atop the conference after knocking off both Sand Springs and Bixby last week.

CPHS 69 BHS 56

1Q CPHS 19-10
2Q CPHS 21-14
3Q BHS 17-10
4Q CPHS 19-15

Free Throws: CPHS 14-of-17, BHS 9-of-13.
Field Goals: CPHS 24-of-49, BHS 21-of-51.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 11, BHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 18, BHS 16.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 29, BHS 23.
Steals: BHS 8, CPHS 7.
Fouls: CPHS 12, BHS 15.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Johnson 26, Kersgieter 20, Regalado 12, Taber 7, Burris 2, Berge 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Taber 6, Kersgieter 2, Regalado 2, Johnson 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 7, Johnson 4, Burris 3, Regalado 2, Taber 1, Presnell 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 9, Taber 7, Johnson 5, Regalado 4, Burris 3, Presnell 1.
Steals: Johnson 4, Taber 2, Kersgieter 1.
Assists: Taber 5, Kersgieter 4, Johnson 1, Burris 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Kersgieter 3, Regalado 3, Pidilla 1.

(Bixby Stats)
Scoring: Bittle 20, Page 10, Schovanec 9, Myles 8, Tyree 6, Bradley 3.
Fouls: Schovanec 5, Bradley 3, Bittle 2, Tyree 2, Stout 2, Myles 1.

Frontier Valley Standings
9-0 No. 2 Bartlesville (17-0)
8-1 No. 11 Sand Springs (12-5)
6-3 No. 8 Bixby (13-5)
6-3 No. 4 Owasso (15-3)
5-4 No. 20 Sapulpa (10-8)
4-5 Jenks (9-9)
3-6 Broken Arrow (5-13)
3-6 Union (6-12)
1-8 Bishop Kelley (4-13)
0-10 Muskogee (2-17)

CPHS Basketball: Girls pummel Muskogee 67-27, Kersgieter scores 19

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The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School Girls’ Basketball team (11-5) snapped back from a loss to undefeated Bartlesville with a resounding Friday night victory in Muskogee. The Lady Sandites throttled the Lady Roughers (2-13) 67-27 to improve to 7-1 in the Frontier Valley Conference. 

Sand Springs came out aggressive and picked up three offensive rebounds and two steals in the first minute. They had trouble finding the net, however, and missed their first six shots before Isabella Regalado hit pay dirt.

University of Kansas-committed junior Holly Kersgieter scored three baskets in a row for the Sandites plus a free throw, broken up by a goal from Taylor Myers. Lonnesha Hill scored a pair of free throws for Muskogee, then the Sandites rattled off eleven points before Grace Whitaker iced the first three-pointer of the night to end the first period 20-7. Kersgieter had twelve points in the first stanza alone.

The second quarter was a lot slower as Johnson didn’t score the first points till a minute and a half into the period. The Roughers scored only six points in the period, but held the visitors to thirteen.

Regalado connected on a deep three to kick off the third period, D’Asia Brown hit a two, then the Sandites scored ten in a row to triple the Roughers at 46-15 before Hill and Myers broke up the run. Kimi Presnell made her way into the score book, Myers scored a free throw for Muskogee, Madison Burris scored a three for the Sandites, and the home team trailed 51-19 to start the final period.

Presnell added five more points in the third period, then the Sandites ran the bench on Muskogee. Fourteen saw action, ten made their way onto the scoreboard, and the visitors ended the night with nine straight for the forty-point victory.

Kersgieter led all scorers with nineteen points and six rebounds, followed by Johnson with fourteen points and seven rebounds. Myers paced the Roughers with nine points.

The Sandites will return to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in a home game against No. 12 Bixby (13-4, 6-2), while the Roughers will look to pick up their first conference win against No. 19 Jenks (8-9, 3-5).

CPHS 67 MHS 27

1Q CPHS 20-7
2Q CPHS 13-6
3Q CPHS 18-6
4Q CPHS 16-8

Free Throws: CPHS 11-of-12, MHS 6-of-14.
Field Goals: CPHS 26-of-55, MHS 10-of-49.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 14, MHS 10.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 30, MHS 17.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 44, MHS 27.
Steals: CPHS 11, MHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 3, MHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 12, MHS 9.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Johnson 14, Taber 8, Presnell 7, Regalado 5, Bunch 4, Burris 3, Harris 3, Webster 2, Jordan 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Taber 3, Presnell 3, Kersgieter 2, Burris 2, Harris 2, Johnson 1, Regalado 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 6, Burris 6, Regalado 5, Kersgieter 4, Taber 3, Jordan 2, Presnell 1, Pidilla 1, Webster 1, Harris 1.
Total Rebounds: Burris 8, Johnson 7, Regalado 6, Taber 6, Kersgieter 6, Presnell 4, Harris 3, Jordan 2, Pidilla 1, Webster 1.
Steals: Taber 4, Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Presnell 1, Burris 1, Pidilla 1, Harris 1.
Assists: Johnson 2, Taber 2, Burris 2, Berge 1. 
Blocks: Kersgieter 1, Bunch 1, Webster 1.
Fouls: Taber 4, Regalado 2, Pidilla 2, Johnson 1, Bunch 1, Jordan 1, Webster 1.

(Muskogee Stats)
Scoring: Myers 9, D'Asia Brown 7, Hill 6, Whitaker 5.
Fouls: Richardson 3, D'Asia Brown 3, Myers 2, D'India Brown 1.

CPHS Basketball: Undefeated Bartlesville tops Sand Springs 53-42, Kersgieter scores 19

Class 6A No. 2 ranked Bartlesville High School (16-0) took singular control of the Frontier Valley Conference Tuesday night, improving to 7-0 in league play with a 53-42 win over the defending champions from No. 10 Charles Page High School (10-5, 6-1).

Jena’ Williams drew first blood with a three-point basket for the Lady Bruins. Both teams came up short on their next few possessions, then Williams scored again on a putback. Williams gave the Sandites their first score, sending Destiny Johnson to the charity stripe for one, then Avery Allen got on the board with a layup and a free throw to to make it 8-1. Holly Kersgieter got competitive and scored once on a putback and once on a steal to end the period 8-5.

Erin Shoemaker and Trinity Parker kicked off the second quarter for Bartlesville with layups then Shoemaker drilled a three to triple the Sandites before Kersgieter scored a layup and a three of her own.

Williams was next from three-point range, Kersgieter retaliated with a two, then Jacie Taber made her way into the books with a steal. Vivian Culver scored two for the Bruins, but Kimi Presnell made a three-point play to cut it to 20-19 before the half.

Allen and Williams scored back-to-back to start the second period then Isabella Regalado made her way into the scoreboard with a three. Allen scored on a steal, Williams and Shoemaker hit threes, and the Bruins were back in front of a double-digit lead. Things only got worse for the Sandites and by the end of the period they were outscored 21-8.

Trailing 48-35, the Sandites mounted a comeback attempt, scoring seven straight before Shoemaker scored two from the stripe. The Bruins sealed the victory with a Parker steal and Williams three-point play with twenty seconds left.

Williams led all scorers with 26 points, while Kersgieter led the Sandites with nineteen. Shoemaker scored twelve and Allen had eleven for the Bruins, while Regalado added ten for Sand Springs.

The Sandites will return to action Friday with a road game at Muskogee (2-13, 0-7). Bartlesville will travel to No. 13 Bixby (13-3, 6-1).

BHS 53 CPHS 42

1Q BHS 8-5
2Q CPHS 14-12
3Q BHS 21-8
4Q CPHS 15-12

Field Goals: BHS 19-of-45, CPHS 15-of-42.
Free Throws: BHS 8-of-12, CPHS 8-of-13.
Offensive Rebounds: BHS 11, CPHS 9.
Defensive Rebounds: BHS 18, CPHS 10.
Total Rebounds: BHS 29, CPHS 19.
Steals: BHS 10, CPHS 7.
Blocks: BHS 2, CPHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 10, BHS 8.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Regalado 10, Johnson 5, Taber 5, Presnell 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Taber 2, Presnell 2, Johnson 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 4, Regalado 4, Presnell 2.
Total Rebounds: Johnson 5, Kersgieter 4, Regalado 4, Presnell 4, Taber 2.
Steals: Taber 3, Johnson 2, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1.
Assists: Johnson 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 1.
Fouls: Taber 3, Johnson 2, Kersgieter 2, Regalado 2, Berge 1.

(Bartlesville Stats)
Scoring: Williams 26, Shoemaker 12, Allen 11, Parker 2, Culver 2.
Fouls: Parker 2, Shoemaker 2, Culber 2, Williams 1, Harris 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings:

No. 2 Bartlesville (16-0, 7-0)
No. 10 Sand Springs (10-5, 6-1)
No. 12 Bixby (13-3, 6-1)
No. 4 Owasso (13-3, 4-3)
No. 20 Sapulpa (9-7, 4-3)
No. 19 Jenks (8-8, 3-4)
Broken Arrow (4-12, 2-5)
Union (5-10, 2-5)
5A No. 20 Bishop Kelley (4-10, 1-6)
Muskogee (2-13, 0-7)

Week 9 High School 6A Basketball Rankings

Girls Rankings

  1. Putnam City West (13-2)
  2. Bartlesville (16-0
  3. Edmond Santa Fe (13-3
  4. Owasso (13-3)
  5. Choctaw (13-4)
  6. Edmond Memorial (12-4)
  7. Westmoore (12-4)
  8. Norman North (12-4)
  9. Mustang (11-5)
  10. Sand Springs (10-5)
  11. Norman (13-3)
  12. Bixby (13-3)
  13. Edmond North (12-4)
  14. Midwest City (10-7)
  15. Shawnee (13-3)
  16. Deer Creek (10-6)
  17. Ponca City (12-5)
  18. Yukon (10-6)
  19. Jenks (8-7)
  20. Sapulpa (9-7)

Conference Strength Ratings

Central Oklahoma (55)
Suburban (46.1)
Big Ten (44.5)
Frontier Valley (41.8)
All-City (8.7)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Putnam City West (75.0)
  2. Westmoore (64.1)
  3. Yukon (59.3)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (58.2)
  5. Choctaw (57.3)
  6. Sand Springs (56.8)
  7. Ponca City (55.7)
  8. Norman (55.4)
  9. Jenks (54.9)
  10. Bartlesville (54.4)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Shawnee (31.4)
  2. Bartlesville (31.6)
  3. Mustang (37.9)
  4. Edmond North (37.9)
  5. Moore (38.0)
  6. Owasso (39.5)
  7. Bixby (40.9)
  8. Choctaw (41.5)
  9. Edmond Memorial (42.3)
  10. Ponca City (42.4)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Putnam City West (27.3)
  2. Bartlesville (22.8)
  3. Westmoore (17.6)
  4. Choctaw (15.8)
  5. Shawnee (14.4)
  6. Edmond North (13.6)
  7. Ponca City (13.4)
  8. Yukon (13.2)
  9. Owasso (11.9)
  10. Norman (10.4)

Boys Rankings

  1. Broken Arrow (15-1)
  2. Putnam City West (12-3)
  3. Norman North (14-2)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (13-3)
  5. Putnam City North (13-4)
  6. Midwest City (12-5)
  7. Union (12-4)
  8. Norman (10-3)
  9. Sapulpa (12-4)
  10. Sand Springs (11-4)
  11. Owasso (13-3)
  12. Edmond Memorial (10-6)
  13. Putnam City (9-8)
  14. Choctaw (9-8)
  15. Southmoore (8-8)
  16. Stillwater (9-7)
  17. Westmoore (7-9)
  18. Edmond North (7-9)
  19. Mustang (8-8)
  20. Moore (7-9)

Conference Strength Ratings

Big Ten (59.2)
Frontier Valley (52.6)
Central Oklahoma (45)
Suburban (39.9)
All-City (23.1)

Top Offenses - Avg. Points Scored

  1. Midwest City (76.2)
  2. Putnam City West (73.4)
  3. Sapulpa (73.3)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (71.3)
  5. Putnam City North (70.6)
  6. Broken Arrow (70.1)
  7. Capitol Hill (69.2)
  8. Union (68.8)
  9. Norman North (67.9)
  10. Choctaw (67.5)

Top Defenses - Avg. Points Allowed

  1. Stillwater (48.1)
  2. Broken Arrow (49.1)
  3. Edmond Memorial (51.0)
  4. Owasso (53.3)
  5. Union (53.4)
  6. Sand Springs (53.4)
  7. Westmoore (54.6)
  8. Edmond North (54.8)
  9. Mustang (55.3)
  10. Norman (55.6)

Avg. Margin of Victory

  1. Broken Arrow (21.0)
  2. Union (15.4)
  3. Putnam City West (13.5)
  4. Edmond Santa Fe (12.9)
  5. Sand Springs (12.6)
  6. Putnam City North (12.2)
  7. Owasso (11.1)
  8. Sapulpa (10.7)
  9. Norman North (10.3)
  10. Midwest City (9.7)