CPHS Basketball: Sandites brutalize Ponca City 84-44, Fox scores 15

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The Class 6A No. 7 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team improved to 11-2 on the season with their second-straight forty-point victory Saturday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House. The Sandite juggernaut overcame a slow start and powered forward for an 84-44 win over Ponca City.

The Sandites were commanding in the first quarter, jumping out to a 14-3 advantage, but Ponca rattled off thirteen straight and took their first lead at 20-18 with a steal and layup from Justin Thompson. Cale Savage and Travaughn Tupton traded three-pointers and Marlo Fox hit a pair of free throws to tie it at 23-23. 

Anthony Gazaway put the visitors back out front one last time, but Jaden Hurd kicked off a 22-point run and Coke Durkee sank a buzzer beater to close the half at 40-23. The streak was aided by a pair of technical fouls and the ejection of second-year Ponca Head Coach Keenan Curry. Davon Richardson scored ten points in the first half alone. 

Sand Springs pushed their lead to 57-35 by the end of the third, riding another impressive run of fifteen points into the fourth quarter. Tupton scored on a steal, but Fox responded, Quier driller a three, and Daren Hawkins scored on another steal to make it 73-37. Kason Hughes scored on back to back possessions from both two and three point range, then Hawkins hit back-to-back layups from there.

Fox scored a career-high fifteen points and led his team for the first time. Richardson finished with fourteen, Minney scored twelve, and Cale Savage added ten to put four players in double digits. All ten Sandites who played made their way into the scorebook.

The game was the Sandites’ second-straight forty-point win and their second straight 84-point performance. They also had their best field goal percentage of the season at 66%.

Sand Springs will put its undefeated 5-0 Conference record on the line Tuesday when they travel to No. 3 Sapulpa (7-1, 3-0) in the Chieftains’ first game of the new year. Tip off will follow the girls’ varsity game at approximately 8:00 p.m.

CPHS 84 PoHi 44
CPHS 18-10
2Q: CPHS 22-14
3Q: CPHS 17-11
4Q: CPHS 27-9
Free Throws: CPHS 13-of-17, PoHi 10-of-15.
Field Goals: CPHS 31-of-47, PoHi 16-of-44.
Offensive Rebounds: PoHi 8, CPHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 23, PoHi 9.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 29, PoHi 17.
Steals: PoHi 8, CPHS 7.
Blocks: CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 13, PoHi 17.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
5-0 No. 7 Sand Springs
3-0 No. 3 Sapulpa
3-1 No. 4 Booker T. Washington
3-1 No. 11 Union
3-1 No. 10 Jenks
1-2 No. 20 Bartlesville
1-3 No. 17 Owasso
1-4 Muskogee
0-4 Bixby
0-4 Broken Arrow

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Fox 15, Richardson 14, Minney 12, Cale Savage 10, Durkee 9, Hurd 8, Hawkins 6, Hughes 5, Quier 3, Cason Savage 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 2, Minney 2, Fox 1, Durkee 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Durkee 5, Minney 4, Cason Savage 3, Hawkins 2, Cale Savage 1, Hurd 1, Quier 1, Hughes 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 7, Durkee 6, Minney 6, Cason Savage 3, Hawkins 2, Cale Savage 1, Fox 1, Hurd 1, Quier 1, Hughes 1.
Steals: Richardson 2, Cale Savage 2, Fox 2, Hawkins 1.
Assists: Richardson 3, Minney 2, Durkee 2, Cale Savage 1, Fox 1, Cason Savage 1, Quier 1.
Blocks: Hurd 1, Hawkins 1.
Fouls: Fox 3, Hurd 3, Richardson 1, Cale Savage 1, Minney 1, Durkee 1, Cason Savage 1, Hawkins 1, Quier 1.

(Ponca City)
Scoring: Seals 13, Gazaway 11, Tupton 10, Tonkoyty 4, Thompson 4, Matson 2.