Happy homecoming for Lady Cardinals
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:19
By JASON EPP
• Leader & Times
TURPIN, Okla. — Just four days after the Tyrone Lady Bobcats clawed out a four-point win over the Turpin Lady Cardinals at the Texhoma Tournament, Turpin got revenge with a 43-27 win on homecoming night.
“That was great,” said Lady Cardinals coach Chad Fox. “I think that was probably the best that these girls have played in two years. I’m as happy as I can be for them, and I’m as proud as I can be of them.”
The key stretch of the game came early, after Tyrone took an early 5-3 lead on Cassie Courkamp’s 3-point basket. After that, Turpin outscored Tyrone 16-1 over a six minute span, and held the Lady Bobcats without a field goal for over seven minutes to lead 19-8 with 6:12 left in the half.
“I’m not sure what’s going on with us right now,” said Lady Bobcats coach Tisha Loomis. “We just had way too many turnovers. We had a great practice Sunday, but we did not play that well tonight.”
The run was keyed by Lady Bobcat turnovers that Turpin turned into transition baskets.
“The girls stepped it up tonight,” said Fox. “We extended the defense out, and really got after the ball.”
Tyrone was able to stop the bleeding, but still trailed 24-14 at the half.
And ten was as close as they would get. Turpin continued to control the game winning each quarter, and steadily increasing their lead throughout.
“We were making bad passes, and just overall not making good decisions,” said Loomis. “I was happy with how we blocked out, but we still had trouble grabbing rebounds.”
Turpin was lead in scoring by Raegan Alvarez with 13 points; Amy Mikles added 10, and Daniel Batista 8 as seven different Lady Cardinals found the bottom of the net.
Tyrone was led in scoring by Aspen Harvey with 5. Shelby Davis, Shayla Cornelson, and Tori Dumler each had four.
Turpin improves their record to 4-15, and will travel to Laverne Friday for their next contest. Tyrone falls to 7-9, and will host Keyes for homecoming Friday.