Clutch shooting helps Macomb escape with 38-35 win; Asher stifles Earlsboro to advance to consolation final; Fleming’s 20 pushes Lady Indians past Wetumka; Davenport stymies Macomb, 56-41.
The Shawnee News-Star
Updated Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:19 am
Updated Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:19 am
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Clutch shooting helps Macomb escape with 38-35 win
Shania Pace led Macomb with 10 points, but it was clutch free-throw shooting that saved the day for the Lady Hornets, a 38-35 winner over Allen in the consolation semifinals of the Tri-County High School Tournament at OBU’s Noble Complex Wednesday night.
Trailing by two heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Hornets made the most of their foul shots in crunch time, going 8-of-10 from the line in the final stanza, including four from Destiny Redmon.
Redmon, who finished with seven points, was one of two Lady Hornets who scored all of her points from the charity stripe. Brittany Bluford was the other, knocking down four free-throws.
Allen had a multitude of opportunities to tie or take the lead in the final minute of the contest, but couldn’t convert any of their free throws (0-of-3 in the fourth quarter) or field goal attempts.
Poor defensive rebounding almost did the Lady Hornets in. With just under 20 seconds to go and Allen trailing by three, three Lady Mustangs were able to launch potential game-tying shots on their final possession, but all three missed badly. With three seconds left, Macomb was able to rebound the ball and run out the clock.
The game was close throughout, with a 21-all tie at halftime.
Kelsea Hasbell chipped in eight points and two 3-pointers for Macomb, which advances to play Asher’s Lady Indians in the consolation final Friday at 5 p.m.
Asher stifles Earlsboro to advance to consolation final
Pressure defense and high-percentage shots were the recipe for Asher Wednesday night, as the Indians wore out a shorthanded Earlsboro team en route to a 66-37 win in the consolation semifinals of the Tri-County High School Tournament at OBU’s Noble Complex Wednesday night.
The Wildcats kept the game close for the first 12 minutes, but as fatigue began to become a factor, Asher went on 28-5 spurt spanning two quarters that put the game out of reach at 46-19.
“It’s always going to be tricky when you have a short bench, like Earlsboro had tonight,” Asher coach Lance Weeks said. “When we can put fresh legs in, it makes it easier to trap and force turnovers, which is what we were able to do tonight.”
Asher’s Tim Johnson led all scorers with 20 points, while Earlsboro was led by Conner Kelsay’s 13.
Asher’s win secured the Indians a spot in the consolation final against Davenport. That game is set for a 6:15 p.m. tipoff Friday.
Earlsboro falls to the seventh-place game, where they will face Macomb at 6:15 p.m. today.
Fleming’s 20 pushes Lady Indians past Wetumka
Shelby Fleming scored 20 points to lead Asher past Wetumka, 45-31, in the consolation semifinals of the Tri County High School Tournament at the Noble Complex Wednesday night.
Asher opened up a 22-13 halftime lead before Wetumka closed the gap to seven heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Indians closed on a 17-10 run to seal the victory.
Fleming scored 10 points in each half for the Lady Indians, who will face Macomb in the consolation final at 5 p.m. Friday.
Tristan Milburn scored all of her seven points from the free throw line for Asher. Brandi Doshier pitched in nine.
Lexie Thomas led Wetumka with 10 points.
Davenport stymies Macomb, 56-41
Behind the hot shooting of Ricky Machado and Dominic West, Davenport forged a 56-41 win over Macomb in the consolation semifinals of the Tri-County High School Tournament at the Noble Complex at OBU Wednesday night.
Machado, who recorded 18 points, nailed six treys on the night. West added 12 points.
Macomb’s Thomas Cope helped keep things interesting, notching four treys of his own on his way to 14 points.
Davenport proved too strong in the first half, running out to an 11-point (26-15) halftime lead.
Troy Wilson added nine for the Hornets, who fall to the seventh-place game where they will take on Earlsboro at 6:15 p.m. today.