Class 2A’s No. 5 Dale Pirates knocked off tenth-ranked Wewoka 56-49 on homecoming Friday night while a big fourth-quarter run enabled Dale’s Lady Pirates to claim a 54-41 win over Wewoka’s Lady Tigers.
Behind a solid one-two punch from Jace Wilkins and Evan Anderson, Class 2A’s No. 5 Dale Pirates knocked off 10th-ranked Wewoka 56-49 on homecoming Friday night.
Wilkins and Anderson each netted 21 points for Dale, which improved to 20-4 on the season.
“We played good physical defense,” Dale head coach Jeff Edmonson said. “It was a very good win for us to get, over a ranked team and heading into the playoffs.”
Dale opened up an eight-point halftime lead and maintained some distance from the Tigers for the whole night. The Pirates won each of the first three quarters before being outscored 13-10 in the fourth quarter.
Wilkins was 10-for-13 from the free-throw line, including a clutch 8-of-9 in the fourth quarter. As a team, Dale went 17-24 (71 percent) from the stripe.
Wilkins dished out a team-high five assists and Hunter Pinkston led the Pirates in boards with nine. Anderson racked up seven rebounds.
Bryton Washington led Wewoka with 12 points.
In the early game, a big fourth-quarter run enabled Dale’s Lady Pirates to claim a 54-41 win over Wewoka’s Lady Tigers.
Breck Clark scored 18 points and teammate Brayden Newton knocked down three triples on her way to 17 points to lead the way for Dale (22-1), which won its 15th straight game.
“You need these types of games heading into the playoffs,” Dale head coach Josh Forsythe said. “It was a very physical, tough, all-four-quarters kind of game.”
The Lady Pirates clung to a four-point advantage heading into the decisive fourth quarter, where they pulled away thanks to a 15-6 scoring spree.
“Our goal was to hold [Wewoka] under 45 points,” Forsythe said, adding that no team had been able to do that since Christmas break. “The things they do with spacing and isolation, we had to be at home all the time on defense.”
The Lady Tigers shot just 29 percent for the game, but hoisted 58 shots — 20 more than the Lady Pirates.
Dale, however, shot 42 percent from the field and was able to get to the foul line with ease. The Lady Pirates converted from there, too, draining 19 of their 20 free throws (95 percent).
Wewoka attempted just six charity tosses.
Clark, who went a perfect 10-for-10 at the stripe, and Danielle Dockrey each pulled down eight boards for Dale, while Lexes Satterwhite led the team with nine rebounds.
Satterwhite added five points and dished out three assists.
Jaelin Flewallen pitched in a dozen points and three steals and assisted on four made baskets.
The Lady Pirates, ranked second in Class 2A, and the Pirates will face Newcastle Monday on senior night. Dale’s girls will honor six seniors.
Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.