CPHS Basketball: Rams upset Sandites 57-56, Kersgieter named Homecoming Queen

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Homecoming was spoiled Friday night at Charles Page High School as the Class 6A No. 4 Sandites (12-4, 6-2) were upset 57-56 by No. 17 Owasso (8-5, 4-3).

The Sandites led by eight to start the fourth quarter, but Owasso surged ahead in the final minute.

At halftime Holly Kersgieter was named Homecoming Queen and Kissing Captain Cole Durkee presented her with her robe, crown, bouquet, and kiss. Both are senior starters on their teams.

Hayden Peterson was the star of the first quarter, scoring nine points to give his team a 15-13 lead over the Sandites. The game tied three times in the first period with the Sandites leading for much of it, but Owasso scored five in a row to close the stanza.

Cole Durkee sank a three in the second period to tie it at 20-20 then Marlo Fox scored a two and Davon Richardson iced a buzzer beater for the five-point halftime advantage.

The third quarter was the best for the Sand Springs and they took a 42-34 lead into the fourth quarter. Fox scored six in that period and Jaden Hurd added four.

Owasso went on a nine-point run early in the fourth to make it a one-point game, then took the lead with a four-point run at the charity stripe. Durkee hit a three for the 48-47 lead, Seth Pomeroy sank a three in retaliation, then Hurd scored his third basket of the night to tie it at 50-50.

Pomeroy took the lead at with a pair of free throws at 1:21 as Josh Minney fouled out. Savage made a three-point play, but the Rams took the final lead with twenty seconds left and pushed it to 57-53. Richardson sank a buzzer-beater from half court, but the Sandites came up one point shy.

Pomeroy led all scorers with 22 points followed by Peterson with nineteen. Richardson had the team high for Sand Springs with fifteen points and Fox added twelve.

The Sandites will look to get back in the win column Tuesday at No. 7 Jenks (10-2, 5-2).

OHS 57 CPHS 56
1Q:
OHS 15-13
2Q: CPHS 12-5
3Q: CPHS 17-14
4Q: OHS 23-14
Free Throws: OHS 17-of-21, CPHS 14-of-20.
Field Goals: OHS 17-of-37, CPHS 19-of-44.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 7, OHS 3.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 16, OHS 14.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 23, OHS 17.
Steals: CPHS 2, OHS 2.
Blocks: CPHS 1.
Fouls: OHS 16, CPHS 19.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
6-1 No. 2 Booker T. Washington
6-2 No. 4 Sand Springs
5-1 No. 6 Sapulpa
5-2 No. 12 Union
5-2 No. 7 Jenks
4-3 No. 17 Owasso
2-4 No. 20 Bartlesville
1-6 Muskogee
0-6 Bixby
0-7 Bixby

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

(Owasso scoring): Pomeroy 22, Peterson 19, Hendrick 6, Reed 4, Ellison 3