Sand Springs won their second top-ten matchup of the season Tuesday night at the Frank Herald Fieldhouse, led by Davon Richardson with 21 points and Cole Durkee with seventeen. Class 6A No. 7 ranked Charles Page High School (13-4) improved to 7-2 in conference action with a 54-52 nailbitter victory over No. 6 Jenks (10-3, 5-3).
Jenks scored on their first three possession for a 6-0 lead before Durkee got the Sandites on the board. Marlo Fox was next to score and Cale Savage tied it at 7-7 with a three. Richardson gave the visitors their first lead with two from the charity stripe, and had to reclaim the lead twice more in the first period before his team finally began to pull away. Sand Springs ended the first period 17-13 on a six point run with a three from Durkee.
The Trojans came storming back in the second, taking a 22-20 lead with an eight point run. Richardson rattled off five of his own and Durkee hit a three for a narrow 28-26 halftime advantage. Jenks won the third period handily for a 42-35 lead, and the Sandites trailed to start the fourth period for only the fifth time this season.
Three pointers from Savage and Durkee kept the game tight and Josh Minney scored on a steal to reclaim the lead at 47-46. Chase Martin and Savage exchanges twos and the Sandites entered the final minute with possession and a one-point advantage. They drained off seventeen seconds with a game of keepaway before the Trojans sent Fox to the line for two.
Richardson sent Peyton Golightly to the line with 13.7 seconds but the former Sandite only hit one of his two shots, and Durkee made a three-point play on the corresponding possession. Ike Houston hit a long three with 3.4 seconds left to keep the Trojan’s hopes alive. Tristan Hines picked off the Sandites’ corresponding inbound throw and made a pass to the basket, but Golightly missed the layup and the Sandites secured the victory.
The Sandites will get a week-long break before hosting Broken Arrow (5-8, 2-6). Jenks will compete at this weekend’s Jenks/Union Invitational tournament with a 5:00 p.m. Thursday match against No. 16 Putnam City North (7-8).
CPHS 54 JHS 52
1Q: CPHS 17-12.
2Q: JHS 14-11.
3Q: JHS 16-7.
4Q: CPHS 19-10.
Free Throws: JHS 9-of-13, CPHS 11-of-16.
Field Goals: JHS 20-of-41, CPHS 18-of-42.
Offensive Rebounds: JHS 8, CPHS 4.
Defensive Rebounds: JHS 18, CPHS 12.
Total Rebounds: JHS 26, CPHS 16.
Steals: CPHS 7, JHS 6.
Blocks: JHS 3, CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 12, JHS 15.
Frontier Valley Conference Standings
7-1 No. 2 Booker T. Washington
7-2 No. 7 Sand Springs
6-1 No. 4 Sapulpa
6-2 No. 11 Union
5-3 No. 6 Jenks
4-4 No. 17 Owasso
2-5 No. 18 Bartlesville
2-6 Broken Arrow
(Sand Springs stats)
Scoring: Richardson 21, Durkee 17, Cale Savage 8, Fox 4, Minney 4.
Offensive Rebounds: Cale Savage 1, Durkee 1, Fox 1, Hurd 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Durkee 6, Cale Savage 4, Cason Savage 1, Minney 1.
Total Rebounds: Durkee 7, Cale Savage 5, Minney 1, Fox 1, Hurd 1, Cason Savage 1.
Steals: Minney 2, Cason Savage 2, Richardson 1, Cale Savage 1, Durkee 1.
Assists: Richardson 3, Minney 2, Durkee 1.
Blocks: Richardson 1, Minney 1.
Fouls: Richardson 4, Minney 3, Fox 3, Durkee 2.
(Jenks Scoring): Golightly 14, Nelson 13, Seacat 13, Houston 5, Hines 3, Conkling 2, Martin 2.