CPHS Basketball: Sandites end season 55-44 against defending State Champs, presented by Kelly Smith Farmers Insurance


The Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ Basketball team (17-9) won the third and fourth quarters of their Saturday night playoff game in Skiatook, but a nineteen-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome. The Sandites ended their season in a 55-44 loss to the defending State Champions, No. 16 Putnam City North (14-13) in the Area Consolation Finals.

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The Panthers started and ended the first period on 9-0 runs, broken up by back-to-back layups from Davon Richardson for an 18-4 lead. Micah Thomas scored four free throws in the first period and kicked off the second with a layup before Cale Savage ended the eleven-point run with a three. 

Sand Springs fared slightly better in the second period, cutting the deficit back to 22-11 with free throws from Richardson and Marlo Fox, but the Panthers ended on an eight-point run for the 30-11 halftime advantage. Putnam came away with seven steals and five offensive rebounds in the half.

The Sandites shut that down in the second half, giving up only one more steal and one more offensive rebound, but it was too late. They won the third period 15-9 to keep the game alive. Richardson, Cole Durkee, and Jaeden Hurd kicked off the period, and Durkee and Savage both hit threes to end the stanza 39-26.

Durkee hit a three and Marlo Fox followed it with a layup to cut it back to single digits with 3:45 to play. Thomas hit two from the stripe, Fox sank a three, then Jeff Wanko, Kaylon Russell, and Thomas combined for five. Fox drew his fifth foul at the 2:03 mark and the team was unable to make headway from then on.

Three Sandites finished in double digits. Richardson finished with twelve, Cale Savage had eleven, and Durkee had ten. Only one Panther broke double, but Thomas totaled a game-high 28 to outscore the Sandites’ top two combined.

PCN 55 CPHS 44.
PCN 18-4.
PCN 12-7.
CPHS 15-9.
CPHS 18-16.
Free Throws:
PCN 23-of-33, CPHS 7-of-15.
Field Goals:
PCN 15-of-34, CPHS 16-of-39.
Offensive Rebounds:
PCN 6, CPHS 4.
Defensive Rebounds:
PCN 15, CPHS 15.
Total Rebounds:
PCN 21, CPHS 19.
PCN 7, CPHS 1.
PCN 2, CPHS 3.
PCN 16, CPHS 24.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Richardson 12, Cale Savage 11, Durkee 10, Fox 7, Hurd 2, Hawkins 2.
Offensive Rebounds:
Richardson 1, Cale Savage 1, Minney 1, Hawkins 1.
Defensive Rebounds:
Richardson 8, Fox 2, Cale Savage 2, Durkee 2, Hurd 1.
Total Rebounds:
Richardson 9, Cale Savage 3, Fox 2, Durkee 2, Minney 1, Hurd 1, Hawkins 1.
Richardson 1.
Fox 1.
Richardson 1, Durkee 1, Hurd 1.
Fox 5, Richardson 4, Minney 3, Durkee 3, Cason Savage 3, Hawkins 3, Cale Savage 2, Quier 1.

(Putnam North Scoring): Thomas 28, Russell 8, Roland 5, Jeff Wanko 4, Stevenson 4, White 3, Josh Wanko 3.