CPHS Basketball: Boys fall 53-34 to No. 4 Union, Savage scores 19

Colt Savage scored 21 points against Bishop Kelley despite being heavily covered throughout the night. 171201 (Scott Emigh) 002.JPG

The Class 6A No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (14-5, 7-4) went on the road to No. 4 Union (16-4, 9-2) and suffered a 53-34 defeat despite a game-high nineteen-point performance from University of Central Oklahoma-commit Colt Savage.

Ira Richardson drew first blood for the Redskins, Colt Savage made a three-point play for the Sandites, then Michiah McQuarters sank a three to reclaim the lead. Cole Durkee, McQuarters, and Davon Richardson scored twos, then McQuarters hit another three for the 10-7 lead.

McQuarters reached double digits in under five minutes and rattled off seven-straight points to double the visitors at 14-7 before Davon Richardson scored two on an inbounds. Noah Brown and Jordan Flood pushed the advantage to 20-9 by the end of the first quarter.

Brown scored on a steal to kick off the second quarter, Savage ended the streak with a free throw, and that was the only point the Sandites would score. The Redskins won a conservative 8-1 quarter and took a 28-10 advantage into the locker room.

Savage scored on a steal to start the third quarter, Garcia drained a three, then Savage laid up for two more. Flood added two, then Gage Fisher made his way into the scorebook with a three. Savage followed it up with a three of his own to cut it to a thirteen-point deficit and the two teams hung tight from there.

The Sandites had stopped hemorrhaging but couldn’t make up much ground, finishing the third 42-29. The fourth was another low-scoring affair and the Redskins came out on top, limiting the Sandites to a handful of points from Savage and securing a 53-34 victory.

Savage was the only Sandite in double digits. McQuarters led the Redskins with sixteen, Garcia had eleven, and Brown added ten.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the road against No. 8 Owasso (16-4, 8-3). The Sandites won a 72-64 December meeting, but the Rams will be riding high after upsetting No. 1 Broken Arrow (17-2, 9-1) 77-70. Union will travel to No. 13 Sapulpa (13-7, 5-6) Friday at 8:00 p.m. with the hope of avenging an 81-80 overtime loss from earlier this season.

UHS 53 CPHS 34

1Q UHS 20-9
2Q UHS 8-1
3Q CPHS 19-14
4Q UHS 11-5

Free Throws: UHS 12-of-14, CPHS 7-of-10.
Field Goals: CPHS 12-of-30, UHS 18-of-47.
Offensive Rebounds: UHS 13, CPHS 3.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 12, UHS 12.
Total Rebounds: UHS 25, CPHS 15.
Steals: UHS 8, CPHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 2, UHS 1.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 19, Richardson 4, Durkee 4, Fisher 3, Williams 2, Boyles 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 5, Minney 2, Richardson 2, Fisher 2, Durkee 1.
Total Rebounds: Colt Savage 6, Durkee 3, Minney 2, Richardson 2, Fisher 2.
Steals: Cale Savage 2, Price 2, Colt Savage 1, Durkee 1, Minney 1.
Assists: Cale Savage 1, Price 1, Fisher 1.
Blocks: Price 1, Boyles 1.

Union Scoring: McQuarters 16, Garcia 11, Brown 10, Flood 8, McVay 3, King 3, Richardson 1.

Frontier Valley Standings:
9-1 No. 1 Broken Arrow (17-2)
9-2 No. 4 Union (16-4)
8-3 No. 8 Owasso (16-4)
7-4 No. 10 Sand Springs (14-5)
5-6 Muskogee (8-12)
5-6 No. 13 Sapulpa (13-7)
4-7 No. 20 Bartlesville (8-12)
3-7 5A No. 10 Bishop Kelley (9-8)
2-9 Bixby (7-13)
2-9 Jenks (7-13)