The Class 6A No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (7-1, 4-0) continued their undefeated Frontier Valley Conference streak with a dominant 58-42 win over Muskogee Tuesday night. Cale Savage led all scorers with sixteen points, followed by Cole Durkee with fourteen and Marlo Fox with eleven.
The Sandites missed their first ten shots, mostly put-back attempts, and gave up five points to James Brown before hitting paydirt on a layup from Davon Richardson. But after briefly trailing 7-2, they surged ahead with seven-straight points. Fox rattled off three for their first advantage, Marcus Newton tied it, but Durkee scored from two and three-point range to end the first period up 16-12.
Fox kicked off the second period with a layup but Muskogee kept it tight with a layup from Jordan Bradley and a deep ball from Kaunor Ashley. Savage made his way into the books with a three, but the Roughers reclaimed the lead with seven-straight before Durkee hit a three to tie it at 24. Brown drained the clock before scoring and Muskogee took a 27-24 advantage into the locker room.
Savage gave his team the lead with back-to-back threes in the third, but the team took a loss when Richardson drew a fourth foul early on. Minney scored two and assisted Jaden Hurd, then Savage pulled up for another three for their first two-score lead of the game. Sand Springs ended on a six-point run with goals from Durkee and Fox.
Up 43-35 to start the final stanza, Minney added a pair of free throws for their first double-digit lead, then sent a pass to Daren Hawkins for three. Fox hit a two and Savage scored four-straight free throws for their biggest lead of the night at 56-40. Brown added two more from the charity stripe, then Durkee capped the night off.
Sand Springs will return to action at the Duncan Holiday Invitational, while the Roughers (2-5, 1-3) will take the rest of the year off before facing No. 13 Jenks (6-1, 2-1) after the new year.
CPHS 58 MHS 42
1Q: CPHS 16-12
2Q: MHS 15-8
3Q: CPHS 19-8
4Q: CPHS 15-7
Free Throws: MHS 5-of-5, CPHS 9-of-10.
Field Goals: CPHS 21-of-44, MHS 16-of-53.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 10, MHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 29, MHS 10.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 39, MHS 17.
Steals: MHS 4, CPHS 3.
Blocks: CPHS 4.
Fouls: CPHS 14, MHS 14.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Savage 16, Durkee 14, Fox 11, Minney 8, Richardson 4, Hawkins 3, Hurd 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Minney 6, Richardson 2, Fox 1, Durkee 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Minney 8, Richardson 6, Fox 4, Savage 4, Durkee 3, Hawkins 2, Quier 1, Hurd 1.
Total Rebounds: Minney 14, Richardson 8, Fox 5, Savage 4, Durkee 4, Hawkins 2, Quier 1, Hurd 1.
Steals: Savage 1, Durkee 1.
Blocks: Richardson 2, Minney 2.
Assists: Richardson 2, Minney 2, Durkee 2, Savage 1.
Fouls: Richardson 4, Fox 4, Minney 3, Savage 2, Hurd 1.
(Muskogee Scoring): James Brown 12, Newton 11, Xavier Brown 10, Bradley 6, Ashley 1.