CPHS Basketball: No. 10 Sandites hold off Bixby 60-42, Savage scores 31

Sand Springs - The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School Boys' Basketball Team (13-4, 6-3) overcame a feisty Bixby squad Tuesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, pummeling their foes 19-7 in the final stanza after a relatively close affair. 

Noah Love and Sam Hink scored on the Spartans’ opening possessions before Colt Savage got the Sandites on the board with a pair of free throws. Xavier Glenn scored one of his own, then Matt Price hit a three to tie it up. Hink got a putback on his own shot, but the Sandites rattled off seven-straight and never surrendered the lead. Glenn scored back-to-back to make it a one-point game, but Savage hit a buzzer beater for the 15-11 advantage.

Cale Savage scored his second three of the night to kick off the second period. Glenn and Richardson exchanged twos, then the Spartans cut it to 20-18 before Marlo Fox,  Cole Durkee, and Colt Savage scored back-to-back-to-back. Hink and Love combined for five, but once again Colt Savage had a buzzer-beater, this time a layup, to make it 28-23.

Colt Savage picked up where he left off in the second half, making a three-point play and a three-point field goal for the double-digit lead. Glenn cut it right back down with a three of his own, but Durkee was next up with a deep ball. Neither team scored back-to-back till Glenn sank a buzzer-beater three to make it 41-35.

Price scored two to start the final period, Hink retaliated, then Colt Savage scored five. Love and Brennan Breese tried to get the Spartans back in contention, cutting it to 48-40, but the Sandites ran away with it, only giving up one more basket for an eighteen-point win. 

Colt Savage, a University of Central Oklahoma-committed senior, led all scorers with 31 points and was the only Sandite in the double digits. Hink and Glenn scored sixteen apiece for the visiting Spartans. 

The Sandites will return to action Friday with a Highway 97 Rivalry rematch with No. 11 Sapulpa (12-6, 4-5), who they previously defeated 73-64 in week two. The Spartans will take on No. 8 Owasso (14-4, 6-3) and try to avenge a 72-46 season-opening loss. 

CPHS 60 BHS 42

1Q CPHS 15-11
2Q CPHS 13-12
3Q CPHS 13-12
4Q CPHS 19-7

Free Throws: CPHS 8-of-9, BHS 4-of-9.
Field Goals: CPHS 23-of-46, BHS 17-of-40.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 11, BHS 9.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 13, BHS 13.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 24, BHS 22.
Steals: BHS 6, CPHS 2.
Blocks: BHS 3, CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 10, BHS 13.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 31, Richardson 8, Durkee 8, Cale Savage 6, Price 5, Fox 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Price 2, Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1, Cale Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 4, Colt Savage 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Price 1, Williams 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 9, Colt Savage 4, Durkee 4, Cale Savage 3, Price 3, Williams 1.
Steals: Colt Savage 2.
Assists: Colt Savage 1, Richardson 1. 
Blocks: Cale Savage 1, Williams 1.
Fouls: Richardson 4, Price 4, Colt Savage 1, Fox 1.

(Bixby Stats)
Scoring: Hink 16, Glenn 16, Love 8, Breese 2.
Fouls: Breese 3, Davis 3, Love 3, Glenn 2, #20 2. 

Frontier Valley Standings
8-0 No. 1 Broken Arrow (16-1)
7-2 No. 6 Union (14-4)
6-3 No. 10 Sand Springs (13-4)
6-3 No. 8 Owasso (14-4)
4-5 No. 11 Sapulpa (12-6)
4-5 No. 20 Muskogee (7-11)
3-5 5A No. 9 Bishop Kelley (9-7)
3-6 Bartlesville (6-11)
2-7 Bixby (7-11)
1-8 Jenks (6-12)