CPHS Basketball: Sandites fall 57-55 to Holland Hall, Johnson scores 21

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The Class 6A No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School girls' basketball team (8-3) finished in eighth place at their first-ever trip to the prestigious Tournament of Champions. After an 8-0 start to the season, the girls' went 0-3 at the 53rd annual invitational tournament, falling 57-55 to 3A No. 6 Holland Hall (7-4).

The Sandites were led by junior standout Destiny Johnson with 21 points and thirteen rebounds, but Holland Hall's Gabby Gregory stole the show with 41 points and eleven rebounds, ending the tournament with a tournament-record 97 points over her three games. While Gregory was the only Holland Hall player in the double digits, University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter had sixteen for the Sandites and Isabella Regalado contributed ten.

After five possession changes to start the game, Gregory finally hit paydirt with a three-point play for the Dutch. Sand Springs jumped out front with five-straight, Gregory scored three more, Regalado retook the lead with her fourth free throw of the morning, then the Dutch went on a nine-point run before Johnson scored her first field goal of the game to end the first period trailing 17-11.

Johnson blew up the second quarter, scoring the first two baskets and totaling thirteen in the stanza. Kersgieter was the only other Sandite to score. Holland Hall mirrored the Sandites with seven points from Gregory and a basket from Joci Lake. The Sandites led 26-25 and were draining the clock when Johnson was called for a travel and Gregory got one last shot to reclaim the lead before halftime.

Sand Springs came out hard in the second half, scoring seven-straight to close the third period 43-39 with a three-pointer and a transition layup from Jacie Taber.

Gregory tied things up at 47-47 with a three-pointer in the fourth quarter, Kersgieter reclaimed the lead, then the Dutch jumped out front once and for all with an eight-point run, mostly from the charity stripe. Trailing 55-49 with 51 seconds left, things didn't look good for Sand Springs, but they went down swinging. 

Regalado drilled a three-pointer and Kersgieter scored on a steal to make it a one-point game. Johnna Orange hit a free throw and Johnson had a shot to tie it at the line. She made her first basket, missed the second, and the Sandites look to be in good shape when Kersgieter caught the rebound. Then Kobi Thompson stripped the ball and was sent to the line for a free throw. The Sandites had the ball with 16.78 seconds and and a two-point deficit, but Carri Jones-Jackson stripped Johnson and sealed the victory.

The Sandites outperformed their foes in nearly every statistical category but accuracy, shooting 36% on field goals, which was actually their best performance of the three games. They were 9-of-19 on free throws while the Dutch were 17-of-20.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30 p.m. when they travel to 6A No. 19 Jenks (4-2 overall, 2-1 conference) for a Frontier Valley matchup. The Sandites are 4-0 in conference play. Holland Hall will host 4A Lincoln Christian (2-4) on the 9th.

HHHS 57 CPHS 55

1Q HHHS 17-11
2Q CPHS 15-10
3Q CPHS 17-12
4Q HHHS 18-12

Field Goals: HHHS 17-of-39, CPHS 20-of-56.
Free Throws: HHHS 17-of-20, CPHS 9-of-19.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 17, HHHS 6.
Defensive Rebounds: HHHS 23, CPHS 18.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 35, HHHS 29.
Steals: CPHS 8, HHHS 4.
Blocks: CPHS 2.
Fouls: CPHS 15, HHHS 13.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Johnson 21, Kersgieter 16, Regalado 10, Taber 5, Presnell 3.
Offensive Rebounds: Johnson 5, Kersgieter 4, Regalado 4, Taber 2, Presnell 1, Burris 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johnson 8, Kersgieter 3, Regalado 3, Taber 1, Burris 1.
Total Rebounds: Johnson 13, Kersgieter 7, Regalado 7, Taber 3, Burris 2, Presnell 1.
Steals: Johnson 3, Taber 2, Presnell 1, Kersgieter 1, Regalado 1.
Blocks: Johnson 1, Regalado 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Johnson 4, Regalado 3, Presnell 2, Kersgieter 1.

(Holland Hall Stats)
Scoring: Gregory 41, Thompson 6, Orange 5, Jones-Jackson 3, Lake 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Thompson 1, Gregory 1, Orange 1, Edwards 1, Jones-Jackson 1, Mullendore 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Gregory 10, Lake 4, Orange 3, Mullendore 2, Thompson 2, Jones-Jackson 1.
Total Rebounds: Gregory 11, Lake 4, Orange 4, Thompson 3, Mullendore 3, Jones-Jackson 2, Edwards 1.
Steals: Lake 2, Thompson 1, Jones-Jackson 1.
Fouls: Orange 5, Thompson 2, Lake 2, Jones-Jackson 2, Gregory 1, Mullendore 1.

Oklahoma Girls High School Basketball: Week Seven Rankings and Predictions

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The top of the girls 6A basketball rankings remained unchanged after a slow week during Christmas break. There is still no unanimous top dog, with four teams receiving number-one votes and two teams still undefeated this season.

No. 1 Choctaw (Previously No. 1)

The Yellowjackets (9-1) competed in the prestigious Tournament of Champions last week and ended their nine-straight win streak with a 52-45 loss to 4A No. 1 Ft. Gibson (6-0). Ana Llanusa averaged 21 points per game, including a 31-point performance in a 62-39 victory over 2A No. 3 Cashion (4-2) and a 21-point performance in a 69-46 win over over 5A No. 3 East Central (8-3). Sister Aliyah Llanusa led the team with 13 points in the loss to Ft. Gibson and averaged 9.6 points per game. 

Choctaw holds the No. 2 offense, No. 1 defense, and No. 1 margin of victory in 6A and brought in fifteen first-place votes despite the loss. They will return to action Thursday at the Ada Tournament.

No. 2 Edmond Santa Fe (2)

Edmond Santa Fe (10-0) picked up eight first-place votes after sweeping the Sapulpa Girls Tournament to remain the winningest team in 6A. The Lady Wolves hammered 2A unranked Northeast Academy (3-4) 80-11, topped No. 13 Midwest City (6-3) 43-22, then edged out Fort Smith Northside (7-6) 56-55 in overtime. 

Santa Fe holds the No. 6 offense, No. 3 defense, and No. 5 margin of victory in 6A. They will return to action on the 13th when they host No. 5 Deer Creek (6-1).

No. 3 Sand Springs (3)

Sand Springs (6-0) picks up two first-place votes after a bye week. The Lady Sandites hold the No. 5 offense, No. 2 defense, and No. 3 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action this Thursday at the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Tournament with a first round game against Providence Academy (7-6). 

The pick: CPHS 62, Providence 39.

No. 4 Putnam City West (4)

Putnam West (7-1) picked up a pair of first-place votes after a bye week. The Patriots hold the No. 1 offense, No. 5 defense, and No. 2 margin of victory in 6A. They will return to action Thursday at the Putnam City Invitational with a first-round game against the OKC Storm (14-2).

The pick: PCW 69, OKC 48.

No. 5 Deer Creek (5)

Deer Creek (6-1) held on to their top-five ranking after a bye week and will return to action Tuesday when they host No. 19 Yukon (4-3). The Antlers hold the No. 8 offense, No. 16 defense, and No. 9 margin of victory in 6A. 

The pick: DC 56, Yukon 47.

No. 6 Westmoore (6)

Westmoore (6-1) is coming off a bye week and will launch the new year Tuesday at No. 9 Norman North (6-2). The Jaguars hold the No. 3 offense, No. 14 defense, and No. 6 margin of victory in 6A.

The pick: Westmoore 51, Norman North 50.

No. 7 Booker T. Washington (7)

Booker T. Washington (8-1) held on to their ranking despite a 50-37 loss to No. 17 Broken Arrow (4-3) in the opening round of the Sapulpa Holiday Classic. They doubled down on Bixby (3-6) 58-29 in the consolations, then hammered No. 14 Sapulpa (3-3) 72-37 in the consolation finals, led by an 18-point performance from Megan Jackson. 

The Lady Hornets hold the No. 4 offense, No. 4 defense, and No. 4 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action Thursday at the Westmoore Tournament.

No. 8 Norman (9)

Norman (7-2) moved up a spot in the rankings after a 2-1 performance at the Ardmore Tournament. They lost their first game 58-53 to 4A No. 6 OKC Classen (11-0) but hammered 5A No. 8 El Reno (4-3) 52-38 and Bentonville West (1-8) 53-29 for fifth place. Bethany Franks, Turner Mattlingly, Darieanna Hunter, and Skye Watts all scored in double digits throughout the tournament. 

The Tigers hold the No. 9 offense, No. 8 defense, and No. 8 margin of victory in 6A. They will return to action on the 10th when they travel to No. 16 Mustang (3-2).

No. 9 Norman North (12)

Norman North (6-2) received a big bump in the rankings after a convincing sweep at the Enid Holiday Classic. They pounded U.S. Grant (1-9) 84-17, topped Life Prep Academy (3-4) 50-38, then outlasted the OKC Storm (14-2) 48-43 for first place. Jacie Evans led the team with 17 points against OKC and was named the Tournament MVP and Kenna Stergell and Emma Base both made the All-Tournament Team. 

The Timberwolves hold the No. 7 offense, No. 10 defense, and No. 7 margin of victory in 6A and will host No. 6 Westmoore (6-1) Tuesday.

No. 10 Owasso (8)

Owasso (5-4) had a rough time at the Tournament of Champions, falling 61-53 to 3A No. 1 Adair (7-2) and 54-38 to 5A No. 1 Collinsville (8-1), but rebounded with a 71-59 win over Class A No. 3 Cyril (9-3). Terryn Milton scored 29 against Adair and averaged 17 points per game. Mya Bhinhar averaged 13.6 and Leiloney Culley averaged 10.6 including a 23 point performance against Cyril. 

The Lady Rams hold the No. 18 offense and No. 20 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action Thursday at the Skiatook Tournament with a first-round match against 5A No. 11 Skiatook (4-2).

The pick: Owasso 47, Skiatook 45.

No. 11 Edmond Memorial (10)

Edmond Memorial (4-3) slipped a spot in the rankings after a bye week and will return to action at the Putnam City Invitational on Thursday. The Bulldogs will take on unranked Southmoore (1-5) in the first round of PCI.

The pick: Memorial 48, Southmoore 42.

No. 12 Bartlesville (11)

Bartlesville (3-3) slipped a spot in the rankings after their second-straight bye week. The Lady Bruins hold the No. 15 defense and No. 18 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action Thursday with a first round game against No. 16 Mustang (3-2) in the Skiatook Invitational. 

The pick: Bartlesville 44, Mustang 43. 

No. 13 Midwest City (13)

Midwest City (6-4) maintained their ranking despite a 34-30 loss to No. 17 Broken Arrow (4-3) and took fourth place in the Sapulpa Holiday Classic. They defeated No. 14 Sapulpa (3-3) 48-36 but were sent to the consolation bracket after a 43-22 loss to No. 2 Edmond Santa Fe (10-0).

The Lady Bombers hold the No. 17 offense, No. 19 defense, and No. 17 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action Tuesday when they host unranked Lawton (3-2).

The pick: MWC 45, Lawton 42.

No. 14 Broken Arrow (17)

Broken Arrow (4-3) earned a winning record with a pair of upsets at the Sapulpa Holiday Classic, topping No. 7 Booker T. Washington (8-1) 50-37 and No. 13 Midwest City (6-4) 34-30, but falling 38-25 to Fort Smith Northside (7-6). Jalise Smallwood led her team in all three games, averaging 14 points with a 20-point performance against the Bombers. 

The Lady Tigers hold the No. 7 defense in 6A and will return to action at the Skiatook Tournament with a first round match against 5A No. 12 Pryor (3-3).

The pick: BA 41, Pryor 36.

No. 15 Union (15)

Union (4-2) held their ranking after a second-straight bye week and will return to action Thursday at the Putnam City Invitational. The Lady Redskins hold the No. 20 offense, No. 11 defense, and No. 14 margin of victory in 6A and will take on unranked Putnam City North (1-6) in the first round of the PCI. 

The pick: Union 50, PCN 38.

No. 16 Mustang (16)

Mustang (3-2) held their ranking after back-to-back bye weeks. The Broncos hold the No. 16 offense, No. 17 defense, and No. 15 margin of victory in 6A and will take on No. 12 Bartlesville (3-3) in the first round of the Skiatook Tournament on Thursday. 

No. 17 Edmond North (18)

Edmond North (5-4) earned a winning record at the Duncan Holiday Shootout, defeating 4A unranked Harding Charter (6-8) 73-44 and 5A No. 17 Duncan (5-6) 65-27 before falling 36-32 to 5A No. 7 Shawnee (6-4) in the finals. The Huskies hold the No. 12 offense, No. 18 defense, and No. 12 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action at unranked Southmoore (1-5) on the 10th. 

No. 18 Sapulpa (14)

Sapulpa (3-3) took a dip in the rankings after falling in two out of three games at their own tournament. They defeated 2A unranked Northeast Academy 53-26, but fell 48-36 to No. 13 Midwest City (6-3) and 72-37 to No. 7 Booker T. Washington (8-1). 

The Lady Chieftains hold the No. 19 offense in 6A and will return to action Thursday at the Westmoore Tournament when they battle 6A No. 10 Carl Albert (4-4).

The pick: Carl Albert 48, Sapulpa 47.

No. 19 Yukon (19)

Yukon (4-3) held on to their ranking after a pair of bye weeks, and will return to action Tuesday at No. 5 Deer Creek (6-1). The Millerettes hold the No. 13 defense and No. 16 margin of victory in 6A.

No. 20 Ponca City (20)

Ponca City (4-2) held on to their ranking after back-to-back bye weeks. The Wildcats hold the No. 13 offense, No. 9 defense, and No. 11 margin of victory in 6A and will return to action Tuesday when they host 5A unranked Guthrie (3-3). 

The pick: Ponca 46, Guthrie 40. 

Conference Strength

  1. Central Oklahoma (54)
  2. Frontier Valley (41.3)
  3. Big Ten (37.7)
  4. Green Country (24.7)
  5. All-City (9.9)

Frontier Valley Conference Womens' Basketball Standings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016-2017 womens' basketball season is under way and the Frontier Valley Conference is as competitive as ever with seven out of ten teams being ranked in their divisions. Three of the FVC girls teams are in the top-ten of 6A and the Lady Sandites are leading the way with an undefeated record. 

The FVC is currently ranked second out of the five 6A conferences in strength of schedule, but with several cross-conference match-ups approaching in the next few weeks, they could slip ahead to first place. 

No. 3 Sand Springs (6-0, 3-0) is the only undefeated team remaining in the conference and they're one of only four teams to receive a first-place vote in the 6A rankings. The Lady Sandites have the best offense, best defense, and highest margin of victory in the conference. In addition to winning the Bishop Kelley Tournament, they also defeated Bartlesville 51-34, Bishop Kelley 71-36, and Broken Arrow 66-45. Five different players have led in scoring this season and three are averaging in double digits, led by Sydney Pennington with 13.5 points per game. They return to action after the new year when they compete at the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Tournament.

No. 9 Bartlesville (3-3, 2-1) holds the No. 6 offense, No. 3 defense, and No. 4 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 51-34 to Sand Springs, but beat Owasso 52-39 and Union 42-33. Owasso got payback, however, with a non-conference 39-33 win at the Bixby Tournament. Jena Williams has led in scoring for the last five games and is averaging 12.8 points. The Lady Bruins return to action after the new year when they play No. 18 Mustang (3-2) at the Skiatook Tournament.

No. 8 Owasso (4-2, 2-1) holds the No. 7 offense, No. 4 defense, and No. 5 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 52-39 to Bartlesville, but defeated Muskogee 49-39 and Bishop Kelley 48-32. They also got payback on the Lady Bruins with a 39-33 non-conference win at the Bixby Tournament. The Lady Rams have two players averaging in the double digits, with Terryn Milton leading the team with 13.3 points per game. They will return to action on the 28th at the prestigious Tournament of Champions with a first round game against 3A No. 1 Adair (6-0). 

No. 14 Union (4-2, 2-1) holds the No. 4 offense, No. 2 defense, and No. 2 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 42-33 to Bartlesville, but have won their last four games, including a 61-34 victory at Jenks and a 41-36 win over Broken Arrow. The Lady Redskins are led by Taylor Malham with 13.7 points per game. They will return to action after the new year when they take on unranked Putnam City North (3-4) in the first round of the Putnam City Invitational.

No. 15 Sapulpa (2-1, 2-1) holds the No. 2 offense, No. 8 defense, and No. 3 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Jenks 56-45 and Muskogee 53-51, but fell 51-44 to Bishop Kelley. They are led by freshman Ray Osborn with 12.7 points per game and will return to action at the Sapulpa Holiday Classic when they take on No. 12 Midwest City (5-2) in the first round.

No. 16 Broken Arrow (2-2, 2-2) holds the No. 9 offense, No. 5 defense, and No. 8 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Bishop Kelley 43-37 and Bixby 36-31, but fell 66-45 to Sand Springs and 41-36 to Union. They are led by Jalise Smallwood with 17.8 points per game and will return to action in the first round of the Sapulpa Holiday Classic when they take on undefeated No. 6 Booker T. Washington (6-0).

Muskogee (2-4, 1-2) holds the No. 3 offense, No. 9 defense, and No. 6 margin of victory in the conference. They defeated Bixby 51-40, but fell 49-39 to Owasso and 53-51 to Sapulpa. They are led by Trena Mims with 21.4 points per game. They will return to action at the Bedouin Shrine Classic when they take on 3A unranked Okmulgee (2-2).

Jenks (2-4, 1-2) holds the No. 5 offense, No. 10 defense, and No. 10 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their season opener 56-45 to Sapulpa, then fell 61-34 to Union before registering a 57-49 win over Bixby. The Lady Trojans are led by Makenley Church with 9.7 points per game and will return to action at the Bedouin Shrine Classic against Ponca City (4-2). 

5A No. 15 Bishop Kelley (3-4, 1-3) holds the No. 10 offense, No. 7 defense, and No. 9 margin of victory in the conference. They lost their first two games 43-37 to Broken Arrow and 71-36 to Sand Springs, then won three-straight including a 51-44 victory over Sapulpa before falling 48-32 to Owasso. The Lady Comets are led by Macy Craig with 9.7 points per game and will return to action after the new year when they travel to Union. 

Bixby (2-4, 0-3) holds the No. 8 offense, No. 6 defense, and No. 7 margin of victory in the conference. They have yet to secure a conference win this season after falling 36-31 to Broken Arrow, 51-40 to Muskogee, and 57-49 to Jenks. The Lady Spartans are led by Maddie Bittle with 17 points per game.

Conference Strength:

  1. Central Oklahoma (50)
  2. Frontier Valley (45.5)
  3. Big Ten (38.7)
  4. Green Country (26.5)
  5. All-City (9.4)

FVC Leading Scorers (points-per-game)

  1. Trena Mims (Muskogee) 21.4
  2. Jalise Smallwood (Broken Arrow) 17.8
  3. Maddie Bittle (Bixby) 17.0
  4. Taylor Malham (Union) 13.7
  5. Sydney Pennington (Sand Springs) 13.5
  6. Terryn Milton (Owasso) 13.3
  7. Jena Williams (Bartlesville) 12.8
  8. Ray Osborn (Sapulpa) 12.7
  9. Hailey Morrison (Sapulpa) 12.0
  10. Sadie Moyer (Union) 11.0

Editor's Note: We are currently missing individual scoring results for several games. Please forward results to SanditePrideNews@gmail.com

Missing:

  • 12/6 Muskogee vs Owasso
  • 12/8 Muskogee vs NOAH
  • 12/8 Jenks vs Edmond Santa Fe
  • 12/8 Union vs Anadarko
  • 12/9 Union vs Putnam North
  • 12/9 Muskogee vs Tahlequah
  • 12/9 Jenks vs Edmond North
  • 12/10 Union vs Edmond North
  • 12/10 Jenks vs Putnam North
  • 12/10 Muskogee vs Yukon
  • 12/13 Bixby vs Muskogee

9 Sandites remain at State, only slightly behind Broken Arrow and Choctaw

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By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The remaining Sandites have about an hour long break before the next round begins at the 6A State Championship in Oklahoma City. 

Charles Page wrestling qualified eleven for the tournament with seven Regional Champions, more than either Broken Arrow or the Dual State Champions from Choctaw. Unfortunately 220 pound junior and Regional Champion Delvin Jordan was unable to participate dropping the number to nine. 

106 freshman Riley Weir (20-12) came in third at Regionals and was pitted against Choctaw's Colt Newton (40-3) in the first round and was pinned in 0:41. From there he was majored 14-4 by Yukon's Braden Fowler and eliminated. 

113 Regional Champion Michael Ritchey (22-16) was defeated in round one by Westmoore's Wes Hardin (31-11) by a narrow 5-2 decision but managed to hold the lead in the next match for a 5-3 victory over Spencer Schickram (14-9) of Ponca City. 

120 Regional Champion Blake Sargent (36-10) went into overtime with Zackery Bibb (24-5) of Capitol Hill and lost 4-2 in the tie breaker round. He fell in an early hole to Justin Gundlach (29-11) of Moore and trailed 3-2 going into the final period, but rallied for a takedown and pin at 5:14 to stay alive in the consolation bracket. 

126 two-time undefeated State Champion Daton Fix (44-0) pinned Bobby Robinson (30-13) of Deer Creek in 1:37.

132 Regional Champion Jack Karstetter (38-7) breezed through his first match with a 17-2 tech fall over Norman's Jeffrey Adams (23-12) in 5:42.  

138 Regional Champion Beau Bratcher (40-6) pinned Choctaw's Jeff Speer (23-10) in 4:48. 

145 Regional Champion Payton Scott (18-4) pinned Westmoore's Trey Painter (32-10) in 3:52.  

160 Regional Runner-Up Zane Basma (32-11) scored an 8-3 decision over Sam Hensley (31-13) of Edmond Memorial.  

170 Trace Fleischman (10-4) placed fourth at Regionals but rebounded big time at State with a 3-1 upset of West Regional Champion Jacob Schimmels (23-6) of Edmond. 

The top three teams are as close now as they have been all season with Broken Arrow at 25.5, Choctaw at 25, and Sand Springs at 23.5.  

The semi finals will begin at 7:15.  

Sandite of the Week: Beau Bratcher

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This week, Sandite Pride would like to recognize CPHS junior Beau Bratcher as the Sandite of the Week for his outstanding performance at the Geary Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Bratcher has had a stellar season thus-far, taking second at the Perry Tournament of Champions and 9th at the prestigious Kansas City Stampede.

He's undefeated in duals, has an overall record of 20-4 for the season, and is currently ranked #4 in 6A by okwrestle.com

In his opening match at this past weekend's tournament, he defeated #5 Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow) by 6-5 decision, but lost 5-1 in round two to Tuttle's 4A State Runner-Up Brik Filippo. 

Moving to the consolation bracket meant Bratcher had to wrestle twice as many opponents as most of his team mates if he wanted to make it to the 2nd place match.

He quickly pinned Piedmont's Fisher Johnson in 42 seconds, then pinned Juan Centeno of Altus in only 36 seconds. Next to fall was Choctaw's #7 ranked Jeff Spear, who lasted 1:22, followed by Hunter Jump of Lawton MacArthur, who fell in 1:45.

In the Consolation Semi-Finals, Bratcher was pitted against Stillwater's #6 ranked State-Qualifier Tyler Dieringer, whom he defeated 5-1. Earlier that same week, Bratcher defeated Dieringer 5-1 in the dual against Stillwater. 

In the third-place match, Bratcher once again had to wrestle Caleb Wise, and once again he won by a single point, edging him out 2-1.

Securing third place, he got to wrestle the loser of the championship match, Shane Brackup of nationally ranked #3 Blair Academy, and defeated him by 10-2 major decision to claim the title of Geary Invitational Runner-Up.

Bratcher's seven-straight wins is the second-longest win streak of any Sandite this season. Only undefeated Daton Fix has managed to win more than 7-straight.

Daton Fix leads Sandites to 2nd Place finish at Perry Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Sandites were in good position going into day two of the annual Perry Tournament of Champions with 7 semi-finalists, but only one pulled off the win. The Sandites were missing 5 starters and 6 total wrestlers that Coach Smith wants to rest after football season and forfeited three weight classes.

Sand Springs took 2nd in the event last year as well.

This week the Sandites are ranked 2nd in state by the OSSAA and 25th in the nation by FloWrestling.

106 Riley Weir (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jimmy Arbuckle (Blackwell) by 17-2 tech fall
  • defeated Alex Valencia (Perry) by 2-1 decision
  • Lost to Wyatt Adams (Lawton MacArthur) by 1:09 fall
  • defeated Dylan McGrew (Perry) by major decision
  • lost to Colt Newton (Choctaw) by 3:19 fall

113 Michael Ritchey (5-2) - 5th Place

  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 5-3 decision
  • defeated Caron Watson (Union) by 7-2 decision
  • defeated Karson Bellmard (Ponca City) by 3-0 decision
  • defeated Adam Baker (Guthrie) by 5-1 decision
  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 decision
  • defeated Irwin Portillo (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

113 Irwin Portillo (3-3) - 6th Place

  • Lost to Conner Holman (Choctaw) by 4:27 fall
  • defeated Deven Harrison (Blackwell) by 18-3 tech fall
  • winner by forfeit over Tyler Ritchie (Claremore)
  • defeated Taylor Holman (Midwest City) by 4-3 decision
  • Lost to Cale Betchan (Perry) by 10-0 major decision
  • Lost to Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

120 Blake Sargent (5-1) - 3rd Place

  • defeated Tyler Musil (Guthrie) by 0:28 fall
  • defeated Dylan Schickram (Ponca City) by 12-10 decision
  • lost to Garrett Rowe (Choctaw) by 12-3 major decision
  • defeated Dakota Taylor (Ark City) by tech fall in 4:43
  • defeated Stetson Baker (Blackwell) by 2:38 fall

Also placed 3rd in 120 last year.

126 Jack Karstetter (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jesse Gomez (Owasso) by 2:56 fall
  • defeated Tracy Reeder (Claremore) by 4-3 decision
  • lost to Andrew Nieman (Stillwater) by 3-1 sudden victory
  • defeated Montez Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 sudden victory
  • lost to Drew Wilson (Midwest City) by 1-0 decision

Took 3rd in 113 last year.

132 Daton Fix (5-0) - 1st Place

  • defeated Zane Everett (Yukon) by 25-10 tech fall
  • defeated Corbin Ballard (Claremore) by 23-8 tech fall
  • defeated Derek Davis (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Dylan Wright (Pryor) by 3:12 fall

Took 1st in 113 in 2013 and 1st in 126 in 2014.

132 Derek Davis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Marquez Edwards (Midwest City) by 5-0 decision
  • defeated Kaden Ogee (Choctaw) by 3:01 fall
  • lost to Daton Fix (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Riley Cinnamon (Perry) by 5-3 decision
  • lost to #2 Baylor Smith (Owasso) by 3-2  decision

138 John Jiminez (2-3) - DNP

  • defeated Cade Gattuso (Midwest City) by 2:26 fall
  • defeated Brandon Conrad (Owasso) by 9-6 decision
  • lost to Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Dayton Moreno (Union) by default

145 Beau Bratcher (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Jacob Mitchell (Owasso) by 1:14 fall
  • defeated Blake Johnson (Blackwell) by 0:39 fall
  • defeated Kendon Lee (Stillwater) by 7-2 decision
  • lost to Chase Vincent (Yukon) by 4-1 decision

Took 5th Place last year in 138.

152 Cody Mathis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Calvin Vincent (Kingfisher) by 2:49 fall
  • lost to Christian Mayhue (Union) by 15-6 major decision
  • defeated Karsten Schuessler (Stillwater) by 1:40 fall
  • lost to Christian Gabriel (Edmond Memorial) by 5-1 decision

160 Zane Basma (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Tyler Heffley (Edmond Memorial) by 1:10 fall
  • defeated Gabe Evans (Union) by 14-0 major decision
  • defeated Zeke Rubio (Ponca) by 2:18 fall
  • lost to #1 Christian Bahl (Stillwater) by 3:40 fall

170 Bryton Beck (2-2) - DNP

  • defeated Trent Crowl (Chanute) by 3:03 fall
  • lost to Kendall Biddle (Ark City) by 17-2 tech fall
  • lost to Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial) by 9-0 major decision

182 - No Contestant

195 Zack Sims (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Dalton Collins (Ark City) by 1:24 fall
  • defeated Bradyn Pressnall (Ponca City) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Imani Woodley (Edmond Memorial) by 3:23 fall
  • defeated Stevon Crogan (Pryor) by 10-7 decision
  • lost to Easton Rendleman (Choctaw) by 3:35 fall

220 - No Contestant

285 - No Contestant

Team Standings

  1. Choctaw (200 points)
  2. Sand Springs (174.5)
  3. Yukon (160.5)
  4. Ark City (153.5)
  5. Stillwater (151.5)
  6. Union (136)
  7. Blackwell (109)
  8. Lawton MacArthur (105.5)
  9. Perry (103)
  10. Pryor (96)
  11. Ponca City (79.5)
  12. Edmond Memorial (78.5)
  13. Catoosa (74)
  14. Owasso (70)
  15. Harrah (69.5)
  16. Claremore (66)
  17. Midwest City (45)
  18. Muskogee (38)
  19. Kingfisher (35)
  20. Chanute (31)
  21. Guthrie (19)