No. 5 Lady Sandites rout Cascia Hall 60-15; Kierra McGee scores 17

1Q Sand Springs 14-4
2Q Sand Springs 21-2
3Q Sand Springs 15-2
4Q Sand Springs 10-7

Scoring: McGee 17, Johnson 12, Kersgieter 8, Taber 7, Regalado 6, Pennington 4, Mutiri 4, Boaz 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Pennington 3, Mutiri 3, McGee 2, Taber 2, Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1, Bunch 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Regalado 7, Kersgieter 4, Taber 3, Grant 2, Mutiri 2, Johnson 1, Boaz 1.
Steals: Johnson 6, Kersgieter 3, McGee 2, Pennington 2, Taber 2.
Assists: Regalado 3, McGee 2, Taber 2, Kersgieter 1.
Blocks: Kersgieter 1, Mutiri 1.
Fouls: Regalado 3, Taber 3, McGee 2, Pennington 1, Kersgieter 1, Grant 1, Bunch 1.

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School girls basketball team (3-0) continued their impressive start to the season with yet another powerful double-digit win. After topping No. 8 Bartlesville (2-1) by 17 points to start the season, they hammered 5A No. 14 Bishop Kelley (0-2) by 35 points and carried that momentum into a Bishop Kelley Tournament first-round match-up against Cascia Hall (0-2) and prevailed 60-15 

They started slow but effective in the first quarter, scoring the first seven points of the game before giving the Lady Commandos a two-pointer. By the end of the first they were up 14-4 and they were just getting started.  

In the second quarter they really had the ball rolling. Cascia junior Anne Marie Stagg scored the first basket of the period, but the Sandites scored the next 25-straight points. Sand Springs led 35-6 at the half and started off the third period with back-to-back steals and layups from sophomore Destiny Johnson. Kate Dreyer broke up the scoring streak with a pair of free throw, but Kierra McGee hit a three and Holly Kersgieter scored six before Jacie Taber closed out the quarter with a pair of free throws.

Taber also kicked off the fourth with a field goal, then scored a three-pointer between free throws from Raielle Watkins. Isabella Regalado and Bailey Boaz posted the final points of the night for the Sandites and the game wrapped up with a pair of Lady Commando baskets. 

McGee, a senior transfer from Union, led the Sandites with 17 points. She was two-for-two on free throws and six-of-nine on field goals, including three out of four from three-point range. Sophomore standout Destiny Johnson was close behind, scoring twelve points while shooting six-of-seven on field goals. Johnson also had six steals. Kersgieter scored eight points in addition to her five rebounds and three steals. Regalado pulled in eight rebounds in addition to her six points. 

The Lady Sandites will return to action Friday night at 7:00 p.m. when they take on the winner of 5A No. 4 Shawnee (1-1) vs 5A No. 14 Bishop Kelley (0-2). The winner of Friday night's game will play Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Championship round, while the loser plays for third place at 1:00 p.m.