Dale’s girls, with three players in double figures, riddled Christian Heritage 60-38 Saturday in a Class 2A regional losers bracket matchup.


Dale’s girls, with three players in double figures, riddled Christian Heritage 60-38 Saturday in a Class 2A regional losers bracket matchup.
Dale, in moving to 23-5, advances to next week’s area tournament in Enid. The Lady Pirates will play at 1:30 p.m. against an undetermined opponent.
Dale must win three area tournament games to advance to the state tournament.
Breck Clark led Dale with 25 points, including 13 in the first half as Christian Heritage fell into a 28-12 hole.
Kendra Steward posted 14 points and Katherine Weatherby collected 12, including three shots from 3-point range. Steward also pulled down eight rebounds while Clark finished with seven.
Steward was also 12-of-14 from the free throw line and Clark was 9-of-12. As a team, Dale was accurate on 75 percent (27-of-36) of its free throws.
Dale and Christian Heritage had split their first two encounters this season.
The Lady Pirates will take a 23-5 record into the area tournament.
“We played well,” Dale head coach Josh Forsythe said. “We are capable of playing well because we’re very good defensively. We play good team defense. That is our strength.
“The difference in this game was being aggressive on the defensive end. We attacked them off the dribble and in the paint.”
Dale’s boys came up on the losing end of a 63-48 final in a 2A regional championship game with Watonga Saturday.
The Pirates shared a 14-all tie after one quarter before falling into a 30-18 rut at halftime. A late rally came up short as Dale out-paced Watonga 14-5 over the final eight minutes.
“We got in foul trouble in the second quarter and it dug us into a hole,” said Dale coach Jeff Edmonson. “You can’t do that when you’re playing a good team.”
Daniel Banks spearheaded Dale’s offense with 14 points. As a team, the Pirates collected three shots from outside the arc, including two from David Kauley.
Watonga’s Javis Flynn sank two treys en route to a game-high 19 points.
“It was a disappointing loss but we’re glad to be moving on,” Edmonson said.
Dale, carrying a 15-11 record, will meet Hennessey at 8 p.m. March 3 in an area tournament losers bracket game in Enid.
Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr and Jason Smith.