CPHS Basketball: Sandites thump Broken Arrow 65-52, Richardson scores 25

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The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (14-4, 8-2) trailed Broken Arrow 14-12 after the first quarter Friday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, but shut down their opponents 18-2 in the second period and never looked back in the Frontier Valley Conference victory. Sand Springs prevailed 65-52 over the Tigers (7-11, 3-7).

Junior standout Davon Richardson led the Sandites with his sixth career double-double, posting 25 points and eleven rebounds. Senior Marlo Fox was second with a career-high seventeen points. Ryan Arthur led Broken Arrow with fourteen points and George McGurdy added ten.

Broken Arrow was first on the board with a layup from Simon Blair, but Fox drained a three and scored on a steal for the 5-2 lead. The game tied three times in the first period. Arthur hit a three to make it 5-5, Richardson gave his team the lead once and tied it once, but the Tigers went on a five point run before Cale Savage hit a three to end the period 14-12.

Fox hit another three to take the lead with the first score of the second period, and that was the only basket in the first four minutes of the quarter. Richardson ended the offensive dry spell with a reverse layup, and Fox made a three-point play on a steal for a 20-14 lead. McGurdy hit two from the charity stripe but Fox and Richardson scored on a pair of turnovers and Richardson made a three-point play for the double-digit lead. Cole Durkee made his way onto the board with a three and the home team held a 30-16 advantage at the half.

Fox led all scorers in the first half with thirteen points, followed by Richardson with eleven.

Broken Arrow won the third quarter 13-11 thanks to a late three from McGurdy, and entered the fourth trailing 41-29. They began chipping away at the deficit and got back within ten after a layup from Anthony Allen, but Richardson made a pair of three-point plays to stay out front at 52-38.

The Tigers cut it back to a ten-point gap with 2:31 remaining after Fox fouled out and sent Cody Nagy to the line for a pair of free throws. Jaeden Hurd and McGurdy traded layups but Durkee got the final basket of the night at 65-52.

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against No. 3 Booker T. Washington (15-2, 8-1) at the High School Hoops Showcase at Tulsa’s BOK Center. The Hornets currently lead the conference, but Sand Springs will take first with a win. Broken Arrow will travel to No. 11 Union (8-2) on Tuesday.

CPHS 65 BAHS 52
1Q:
BAHS 14-12.
2Q: CPHS 18-2.
3Q: BAHS 13-11.
4Q: CPHS 24-23.
Free Throws: BAHS 16-of-22, CPHS 16-of-24.
Field Goals: CPHS 22-of-51, BAHS 15-of-43.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 9, BAHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 20, BAHS 16.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 29, BAHS 22.
Steals: CPHS 6, BAHS 3.
Blocks: CPHS 4, BAHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 18, BAHS 19.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
8-1 No. 3 Booker T. Washington
8-2 No. 11 Union
8-2 No. 6 Sand Springs
7-2 No. 4 Sapulpa
5-4 No. 16 Owasso
5-5 No. 8 Jenks
——Eliminated——
3-7 Broken Arrow
2-6 No. 18 Bartlesville
1-9 Bixby
1-10 Muskogee

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 25, Fox 17, Cale Savage 8, Durkee 8, Hurd 7.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 4, Cale Savage 2, Hurd 2, Durkee 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 7, Fox 3, Durkee 3, Minney 2, Hurd 2, Cale Savage 1, Cason Savage 1, Quier 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 11, Durkee 4, Hurd 4, Fox 3, Cale Savage 3, Minney 2, Cason Savage 1, Quier 1.
Steals: Fox 3, Richardson 2, Durkee 1.
Assists: Cason Savage 2, Durkee 1, Minney 1, Richardson 1.
Blocks: Richardson 1, Minney 1, Fox 1, Durkee 1.
Fouls: Fox 5, Minney 4, Richardson 3, Durkee 3, Hurd 2, Cason Savage 1.

(Broken Arrow Scoring): Arthur 14, McGurdy 10, Dolan 8, Tally 5, Sticka 4, Allen 4, Nagy 3, Blair 2, Barnes 2.