The Charles Page High School boys basketball team got to play on the biggest stage of their careers thus far Saturday evening, at the 4th Annual High School Hoops Showcase at Tulsa’s BOK Center.
The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Sandites (14-5, 8-3) took on No. 3 Booker T. Washington (16-2, 9-1) in a battle for the top spot in the Frontier Valley Conference Standings and held tight till the very end before falling 41-33 in the lowest-scoring game of the season for both teams.
The Hornets missed their six field goal attempts before Trey Phipps gave his team the lead on a reverse layup. Davon Richardson scored the opening two baskets for Sand Springs and assisted Josh Minney with a three-point play for the 7-4 advantage. Richardson hit another basket before Seth Hurd made his way onto the board for the Hornets. Phipps hit the first three of the night to tie it at 9-9 in the final seconds of the first period.
Sand Springs didn’t score a single field goal in the second period, but did work at the charity stripe and only trailed 17-15 after the lowest-scoring half of the season.
Phipps and Michael McHenry hit threes for the Hornets early in the third period, but Richardson got hot with five-straight to tie it at 20-20 and scored the first seven points of the half for Sand Springs. McHenry hit three threes in the third, but Minney scored back-to-back layups to tie it at 26-26 and Fox had the final basket of the period to make it 29-28.
Richardson tied it with a free throw to start the fourth but Phipps scored five and Seth Hurd had two in the Hornets’ longest run of the night before Fox broke it up. Sand Springs entered the final two minutes trailing 38-33 and the Hornets didn’t surrender another point.
Richardson led the Sandites with eighteen points and eleven rebounds for his seventh career double-double. Phipps had the game-high with twenty points.
Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday on the road at No. 18 Bartlesville (8-10, 2-7) who they previously defeated 64-42 in December. The Hornets will travel to No. 16 Owasso (13-6, 6-4) on Tuesday.
BTW 41 CPHS 33
1Q: All 9-9.
2Q: BTW 8-6.
3Q: CPHS 13-12.
4Q: BTW 12-5.
Free Throws: CPHS 9-of-14, BTW 6-of-11.
Field Goals: CPHS 12-of-39, BTW 14-of-50.
Offensive Rebounds: BTW 9, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 23, BTW 20.
Total Rebounds: BTW 29, CPHS 28.
Steals: BTW 7, CPHS 5.
Blocks: CPHS 3, BTW 1.
Fouls: CPHS 13, BTW 13.
Frontier Valley Conference Standings
9-1 No. 3 Booker T. Washington
8-2 No. 11 Union
8-3 No. 6 Sand Springs
7-2 No. 4 Sapulpa
6-4 No. 16 Owasso
5-5 No. 8 Jenks
3-7 Broken Arrow
2-7 No. 18 Bartlesville
(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 18, Minney 9, Fox 6.
Offensive Rebounds: Minney 3, Savage 1, Hurd 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 11, Minney 4, Savage 3, Durkee 3, Fox 2.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 11, Minney 7, Savae 4, Durkee 3, Fox 2, Hurd 1.
Steals: Richardson 1, Minney 1, Savage 1, Durkee 1.
Assists: Richardson 2.
Blocks: Minney 2, Savage 1.
Fouls: Richardson 4, Fox 3, Minney 3, Savage 3.
(Booker T. Washington Scoring): Phipps 20, McHenry 9, Thompson 6, Hurd 5, Breath 1.