Eric Savage’s Sandites have yet to beat Bartlesville twice in a season, and that trend continued in 2019 as the unranked Bruins upset Class 6A No. 5 Charles Page High School 45-37 to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Sandites (14-6, 8-4) won 64-42 against Bartlesville (9-10, 3-7) earlier this season, but were unable to repeat after giving up ten steals and shooting only 17% from three-point range.
The first half saw seven tie scores and seven lead changes with the home team holding a narrow 29-28 halftime advantage, and the Sandites even took a one-point lead late in the fourth before giving up eight points in a row to end the night.
Holden Bryant drew first blood for Bartlesville but Marlo Fox, Davon Richardson, and Josh Minney went on a six-point run for the first Sandite lead of the game. A volley of three-pointers from Tayo Dina and Jaylin Oliver put the Bruins up 12-9, bur Minney laid up and Richardson made a three-point play for the 14-12 lead.
Neither team managed back-to-back field goals in the second quarter. Cale Savage and Jaeden Hurd made their way into the book for Sand Springs while Adam Nakvinda and Shane Simpson scored for Bartlesville.
After combining for 31 points in the second quarter both teams started the second half gassed and put up only four points apiece in the lowest-scoring stanza of the season for Sand Springs.
Dina drained a three to start the fourth quarter but Richardson scored through a foul and picked up the free throw. Fox laid up for a brief lead before Nakvinda reclaimed it for the duration of the game.
Sand Springs will look to get back in the win column next Tuesday at Bixby (3-15, 1-9) who they previously dominated 84-43. Bartlesville will also travel to Bixby this Friday.
BHS 45 CPHS 37
1Q: CPHS 14-12.
2Q: BHS 17-14
3Q: All 4-4
4Q: BHS 12-5.
Free Throws: BHS 6-of-10, CPHS 6-of-10.
Field Goals: BHS 17-of-41, CPHS 14-of-40.
Offensive Rebounds: BHS 7, CPHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 17, BHS 14.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 24, BHS 21.
Steals: BHS 10, CPHS 4.
Blocks: CPHS 6, BHS 3.
Fouls: CPHS 12, BHS 15.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 11, Fox 8, Minney 6, Savage 5, Hurd 4, Durkee 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Minney 3, Durkee 2, Richardson 1, Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 7, Minney 4, Savage 3, Fox 2, Durkee 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 8, Minney 7, Savage 4, Durkee 3, Fox 2.
Steals: Minney 1, Fox 1, Savage 1, Hurd 1.
Assists: Richardson 1, Minney 1, Savage 1.
Blocks: Richardson 3, Hurd 2, Minney 1.
Fouls: Minney 4, Richardson 3, Fox 2, Savage 2, Hurd 1.
(Bartlesville Scoring): Oliver 16, Dina 14, Simpson 6, Nakvinda 4, Bryant 3, Beard 2.