No.12 Hooker and No.12 Balko to battle for Texhoma tourney title PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 January 2014 01:00



From The Guymon Daily Herald

Staff report

TEXHOMA — The championship match ups of the 36th Annual Texhoma Tournament have been set, and one thing is for certain: The tournament will crown a different boys champion. Boise City downed Hooker 53-49, ensuring the Bulldogs will not 5-peat as tournament champions. The Hooker girls handled Goodwell and Balko edged Texhoma to set the girls championship, and the Texhoma boys pulled away from Balko to set up a date with Boise City tonight at 8 p.m.
Hooker girls 52, Goodwell 33
In the first girls semifinal of the night on Friday. the 12th-ranked Class 2A Lady Bulldogs (15-2 overall) had to work to contain Goodwell’s Shambri Kelso. Kelso, who scored a tournament-record 40 points the night before, was held to just 21 points as the Lady Dogs set up a date in the championship tonight at 6:45 p.m.
Hooker jumped ahead early behind Mariana Cervantes and Kyra Cathcart, who led the Lady Dogs to a 22-7 advantage after the first period. But Goodwell got its offense in gear behind Shambri Kelso, and cut the Hooker lead to 31-21 at the half.
But the Lady Dogs would hold Kelso and the potent Lady Eagle offense to just 12 second-half points and pull away for the win.
Cervantes led Hooker with 17, Cathcart added 15, Naomi Rodriguez 10, Shania Miller 6, Giessel Ugarte and Vanessa Wiebe 2 each.
Shambri scored 21 to lead all scorers, Shaylee Kelso added 9, Kenly Edenborough 2 and Hannah Gloden 1.
Goodwell will play Texhoma for third place at 4:15 p.m. today.
Boise City boys 53, Hooker 49
In the first boys semifinal game on Friday, the Boise City Wildcats took leads of 18-13 after one and 29-24 at halftime, but had to overcome a strong second half resurgence by Hooker and a charging call on Hooker’s Dayton Metcalf that negated what would have been the game-tying shot with 4 seconds left in the fourth.
Down five at the break, the Bulldogs outscored the Wildcats 16-10 in the third quarter to lead 40-39 entering the final frame.
Metcalf was a beast inside for Hooker with a game-high 24 points, followed by John Godfrey with 12. Brandon Gomez, Dakotah McBride and Alex Juarez all scored 4 and Jordan Kennedy added a free throw.
Brandon James led Boise City with 19, Micah Arthaud added 15 and Jaedon Whitfield 10.
Hooker will take on Balko in the third place game today at 5:30 p.m.
Balko girls 44, Texhoma 42
In the other girls semifinal, Balko used a low-scoring third quarter and held off a late surge by Texhoma to secure their date with Hooker.
In one of the more evenly-matched games of the tournament, Texhoma (10-5 overall) led just 13-12 after the first period and 24-23 at halftime behind Taysi Peterson, Tabra Elliott and Braelyn Beattie.
Both teams had difficulty scoring in the third, but the Lady Bison (15-2 and No. 12 in Class B) edged ahead 29-27 entering the fourth. Balko would get a little breathing room throughout much of the fourth before Texhoma would end the game with a quick run, but fell just short.
Peterson scored 12 to lead Texhoma, Elliott added 11 and Beattie 10. Sarah Murphy scored 5 for Texhoma.
Madison Dearmin and Rylee Stockton each scored 18 for Balko, with Dearmin doing most of her damage in the paint.
Texhoma and Goodwell will play for third place at 4:15 today.
Texhoma boys 64, Balko 46
The Red Devils put a damper on Balko’s plans for a chance at a sweep of the tournament championship, using strong post play from Nathan Knitig to punch its ticket to the championship game against Boise City.
Texhoma broke open a close game with a 19-4 run in the third quarter after leading just 34-33 at the half.
Knitig led Texhoma with 24, Ramy nderson scored 13, Taylor Folsom 10 and Dylan Koehn 7.
Jordan Busch led Balko with 15 and Wyatt Casper added 12.
Boise City girls 51, Turpin 27
Addison Munsch scored 19 points to lead the Lady Wildcats and Destiny Spell added 16.
Ashli Funk scored 12 to pace Turpin.
Turpin will play Hardesty for seventh place and Boise City will battle Tyrone for fifth.
Turpin boys 45, Goodwell 35
Turpin led 14-6 after the first period and coasted from there, surviving a late charge from the Eagles.
Isaac Resendiz led Turpin with 10, Kyler Nusgrave added 8, Davian Ratzlaff 7 and Matt Young 6 for the Cards.
Goodwell was led by 21 points from Christian Arbuthnot, Conner Boley added 8 and Quentin Fankhouser added 6
Turpin plays Tyrone for fifth and Goodwell battles Hardesty for seventh place today.
Tyrone girls 47, Hardesty 34
Tyrone jumped to a 15-5 lead and coasted from there as the Lady Bison of Hardesty found its shooting stroke, but just couldn’t catch up to the Lady Cats.
Rayna Wall scored a game-high 23 for Tyrone, Amber Andrews added 9 and Tori Dumler 7.
Alyssa DeLaO scored 10 to lead Hardesty and Natasha Colpetzer 7.
Tyrone boys 57, Hardesty 17
The Bobcats led 27-4 after the first period against a Hardesty team that dressed just five players. The Bison outscored Tyrone 5-2 in the third before Tyrone ended the game on a 15-4 run.
Brendan Scott led Hardesty with 10.
Nerlin Rivera led Tyrone with 11, William Slater and Tanner Hurst added 10 each.

 

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