Beaver County teams shine at Oil Classic PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 January 2009 16:26
GIRLS

Beaver 49, Forgan 37

The Beaver Lady Dusters avenged their only loss of the season, and won the Oil Center Classic with a 49-37 defeat of the Forgan Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Dusters had reached the finals by defeating Canton

53-47 on Friday night. Forgan won their semifinal matchup over Sharon- Mutual 47-27.

Beaver took an early 13-10 lead after one quarter,but the Lady Bulldogs battled back to take a 24-22 lead at halftime. Beaver outscored Forgan in the third 13-9 to take a two-point lead of their own into the fourth quarter. And the fourth period is where the Lady Dusters took over, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 14-4 in the period to win 49-37. Anna McDonald, who was named tournament MVP, led the Lady Dusters with 16. Saraya Oyler added 9, and Kaylee Mathis scored 8 for Beaver. Kalli Ritterbush led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with eleven, and Miranda Lopez and Lindsey Trippett each added 8. Kalli Ritterbush of Forgan, Kaylee Mathis and Miranda Lopez of beaver were all named to the all-tournament team. Beaver has now won 14 in a row since their opening night loss at Forgan. Forgan will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they travel to Buffalo on Tuesday night.  The Lady Duster's next game will be a familiar opponent - the Forgan Lady Bulldogs - on Friday night in Beaver.

Turpin 53, Canton 37

The Turpin Lady Cardinals bounced back from their opening round loss in the Oil Center Classic to win the consolation trophy by defeating the Canton Lady Bulldogs 53-37. They had defeated the Shattuck Lady Indians Friday night 39-34 to reach the consolation game. It was slow and steady for the Lady Cardinals, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs in all four quarters by 3, 4, 5 and 4 to pull out the win. Amanda Becker led the Lady Cardinals with 16, Maegan Rider scored 14 including four 3-pointers, and Jandi Riddle added 12. This win ended a three-game skid by the Lady Cardinals, two of the losses to top 10 ranked teams, and improves their record to 7-5. Turpin will be in action Tuesday night at Boise City. As an added note the Turpin cheerleaders were awarded the Spirit Award at the tournament.

BOYS

Turpin 55, Forgan 49

The Turpin Cardinals defeated the Forgan Bulldogs 55-49 in the Oil Center Classic Tournament championship game Saturday night in Woodward. It was the third time these cross-county rivals met this season with Turpin now holding a 2-to-1 advantage. Both teams had reached the finals after trailing at halftime of their semifinal matches.  Forgan defeated Shattuck 51-43, and Turpin defeated defending tournament champion, Waynoka 68-53.

The Cardinals took an early 17-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and never reliquished it. The Cardinals increased their lead by one point in the second and third quarters to take a 43-33 lead into the fourth quarter. Forgan battled back in the fourth, but was never able to get closer than four.

Keifer Hood, the tournament MVP,  led the Cardinals with 21 points, and Konner Hood added 18. Ryan Radcliff scored 21 for Forgan, and Rhett Radcliffe added 15. All four of these players were named to the all-tournament team.

Turpin is now 10-3 on the season, and travels to Boise City for their next game on Tuesday. Forgan, now 9-2 and will travel to Buffalo for their next matchup on Tuesday.

Beaver 57, Mooreland 42

The Beaver boys defeated the Mooreland Bearcats 57-42 to win the consolation game of the Oil Center Classic on Saturday. Beaver had lost by only two to tournament champion Turpin in the first round, and defeated the Canton Bulldogs 53-47 to reach the game. Beaver took an early 16-9 lead to end the first period, and continued to increase their lead in the second, leading 30-17 at half. This trend continued in the third with Beaver leading after three, 45-27. Samuel Becker scored 16 to lead the Dusters, Kyler McDonald added 11, and tournament "6th Man Award" winner Zach Rife added 10. Dustin Searcy led the Bearcats with 24. The Dusters are 3-6 on the season and their next game is at home against Forgan on Friday.

 

 

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