CPHS Basketball: No. 10 Sandites beat No. 19 Sapulpa 73-64, Savage scores 28

Cole Durkee lines up a free throw in a game against Bixby. (Photo: Morgan Miller). Durkee had a career-high night against Sapulpa, scoring nine points with eight rebounds. 

The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School Boys' Basketball team improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference Tuesday evening in Sapulpa, coming from behind for a 73-64 win over their biggest rivals.

No. 19 Sapulpa (0-1, 0-1) came into the game on fire, jumping out to an 8-2 lead before the Sandite battled back and Cole Durkee tied it up at 10-10 with a three-point basket. Jacoby Durant hit a two for the Chieftains, Durkee tied it again, Joseph Combs hit another two, then Colt Savage tied it at 14-14. Next up was Lajuan Hughes with a three-pointer for a lead that the Chieftains wouldn't relinquish again till the second period. Sapulpa won the first quarter 20-18 after a pair of last second free-throws from Sandite freshman Marlo Fox. 

Savage tied things up with a pair of free throws to start the second quarter, then Davon Richardson gave the Sandites their first lead of the game. The second period was back-and-forth for its entirety with four lead changes before brothers Cale and Colt Savage hit a pair of free throws apiece to end the half trailing 35-34. 

The Sandites took the lead once and for all in the third quarter with a two-point basket from Fox to make it 52-51. Cale Savage drained a three to end the period, then Colt scored two more from the charity stripe to start the fourth. He was ten-for-twelve on free throws for the night, and the Sandites took a whopping 37 penalty shots. 

Fox gave Sand Springs their first nine-point lead at 68-59 with a pair of free throws, then Cale and Colt, Durkee, and Matt Price all got in on the action to finish at 73-64. Colt Savage led all scorers with a season-high 28 points and his first double-double of the year with ten rebounds. He was an impressive eight-of-eleven on field goals. Price scored a career-high eleven points and Durkee had a career-high nine. 

The Sandites will continue with Frontier Valley Conference action next Friday when they host No. 5 Union (1-0). The Redskins were undefeated and ranked first in 6A going into the post-season last year before falling in the State Semifinals. They started this year with a 68-47 conference win over No. 15 Muskogee (0-1). 

CPHS 73 Sapulpa 64

1Q Sapulpa 20-18
2Q CPHS 16-15
3Q CPHS 21-16
4Q CPHS 18-13

Free Throws: SHS 10-of-16, CPHS 23-of-37.
Field Goals: CPHS 22-of-39, SHS 24-of-59.
Offensive Rebounds: SHS 10, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 25, SHS 11.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 31, SHS 21.
Steals: SHS 9, CPHS 5.
Blocks: SHS 3, CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 16, SHS 28.

(Sand Springs Individual Statistics)
Scoring: Colt Savage 28, Price 11, Durkee 9, Cale Savage 8, Richardson 9, Fox 6, Williams 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 2, Durkee 2, Richardson 1, Price 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 8, Durkee 6, Cale Savage 5, Price 4, Richardson 1, Minney 1.
Total Rebounds: Colt Savage 10, Durkee 8, Cale Savage 5, Price 5, Richardson 2, Minney 1.
Steals: Colt Savage 2, Cale Savage 1, Durkee 1, Richardson 1.
Assists: Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1, Davon Richardson 1.
Blocks: Colt Savage 1, Minney 1.
Fouls: Richardson 5, Price 4, Minney 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2. 

(Sapulpa Individual Statistics)
Scoring: Smith 21, Durant 16, Hoggatt 9, Hughes 8, Williams 5, Taft 2, Combs 2, Cheng 1. 
Fouls: Smith 5, Hoggatt 5, Williams 4, Durant 3, Cheng 3, Taft 3, Hughes 2, Combs 2. 

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
2-0 Sand Springs
1-0 Broken Arrow
1-0 Union
1-0 Owasso
1-1 Bishop Kelley
0-1 Muskogee
0-1 Sapulpa
0-1 Bartlesville
0-1 Jenks
0-1 Bixby