The Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School boys basketball team (15-7, 9-5) had their Senior Night spoiled by the Highway 97 rivalry. The Sandites were topped 89-77 by No. 14 Sapulpa (17-3, 10-2) Friday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, losing to their biggest foes for the first time since 2017.
The Sandites previously defeated Sapulpa 70-64 earlier this season, but the Chieftains upped their field goal accuracy by 9% and benefited from a mess of free throw opportunities to avenge the loss.
The two teams combined for fifty personal fouls and seventy free throw attempts. The Chieftains won that battle as well, shooting 75% to the Sandites’ 62%.
Both teams had ten players apiece in the scorebook. Four Sandites posted double digits and five Chieftains. Sapulpa’s Camryn Dennis led all scorers with nineteen points followed by Sandite junior Davon Richardson with sixteen.
For Sapulpa Julian Smith scored fifteen, Jayde Duncan had fourteen, Eli Williams had twelve, and Hunter Hoggatt added ten. For Sand Springs Marlo Fox scored thirteen, Cale Savage scored twelve and Josh Minney had eleven.
Sapulpa clinched the No. 2 spot in the conference with the win, while the Sandites settled for fourth for the second year in a row.
The two teams traded the lead nine times in the first period but the Chieftains went on a ten point run in the second and never looked back. Duncan spurred the drive with three consecutive three-pointers. The first came at the end of the first period for a 14-13 lead.
Duncan kicked off the second with six and Dennis dunked to make it 22-13 and soon after Sapulpa went on a run to make it 32-17. Cole Durkee scored through a foul to break the streak, Savage sank a three, and Fox hit a free throw to briefly get back within single digits and by the end of the half they were only down 39-31.
Sapulpa put the game completely out reach in the third, taking a 66-47 lead into the final period and still led 84-60 with three minutes to play. Both teams sent in the second string from there and the Sandites went on a nine-point run to get the game back under twenty.
Both teams will host their own Regional tournaments next week, but Sapulpa still has one regular season game left. The Sandites will play Enid (6-15) Friday at 8:00 p.m. while the Chieftains will travel to Bartlesville (10-12, 4-9) Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
SHS 89 CPHS 77
1Q: SHS 14-13.
2Q: SHS 25-18.
3Q: SHS 27-16.
4Q: CPHS 30-23.
Free Throws: SHS 27-of-37, CPHS 21-of-34.
Field Goals: SHS 29-of-55, CPHS 26-of-47.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 10, SHS 8.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 16, SHS 11.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 26, SHS 19.
Steals: SHS 14, CPHS 7.
Blocks: SHS 4, CPHS 3.
Fouls: CPHS 22, SHS 28.
Frontier Valley Conference Standings
13-1 No. 2 Booker T. Washington - Champions
11-2 No. 4 Sapulpa
10-4 No. 9 Union
9-5 No. 5 Sand Springs
9-5 No. 10 Jenks
8-6 No. 15 Owasso
3-11 Broken Arrow
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 16, Fox 13, Cale Savage 12, Minney 11, Hawkins 6, Hurd 5, Quier 4, Durkee 4, Cason Savage 3, Anderson 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 2, Quier 2, Fox 1, Minney 1, Cale Savage 1, Cason Savage 1, Hurd 1, Hawkins 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Cale Savage 4, Hurd 4, Minney 1, Durkee 1, Quier 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 6, Cale Savage 5, Hurd 5, Quier 3, Minney 2, Fox 1, Durkee 1, Cason Savage 1, Hawkins 1.
Steals: Fox 2, Quier 2, Hawkins 2, Minney 1.
Assists: Cason Savage 2, Hughes 1.
Blocks: Minney 2, Durkee 1.
Fouls: Richardson 5, Minney 5, Fox 33, Hurd 3, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Cason Savage 1, Hawkins 1.
(Sapulpa Scoring): Dennis 19, Smith 15, Duncan 14, Williams 12, Hoggatt 10, Jones 6, #30 5, Bruner 4, J. Durant 2, V. Durant 2.