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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Meeker splits games with Kingfisher

  • Meeker’s girls topped Kingfisher behind 29 points from Cortney Edmonds, while Meeker’s boys dropped a 63-38 decision to the Yellowjackets Friday night.
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  • Behind 29 points from Cortney Edmonds and 19 points off the bench from Mariah Stansell and Ricci Maston, Meeker’s Lady Bulldogs outgunned Kingfisher 66-59 in a Class 3A district tournament game Friday.
     
    Meeker (18-5) held a slim one-point advantage at halftime but stretched their lead to a dozen going into the fourth quarter thanks to a 22-point third quarter.
     
    “The third quarter is our quarter,” Meeker head coach Lisa Pettitt said. “Last year, we used to come out dead in the third quarter. Now, that’s when we come alive.”
     
    Pettitt attributed the turnaround to maturity. Meeker didn’t lose any key contributors to graduation, and the playing time has helped turn the Lady Bulldogs into contenders.
     
    Meeker switched to a man defense in the second half, forcing several fast breaks.
     
    “Whatever [defense] is working, they like,” Pettitt said.
     
    Meeker shot a blazing 62 percent from the field, including 20-of-28 (71 percent) from two-point range.
     
    Meeker also shot fouls shots at a 68 percent clip (17-25).
     
    Edmonds led all scorers and hit 10 of her 14 free throws. Stansell scored 10 points on a perfect 3-for-3 night from the field. Ricci Maston added 9 points.
     
    Amaris Stansell led the team with five assists, while Edmonds snagged six boards to lead Meeker.
     
    Kingfisher’s Shalyn Lane led the Lady Yellowjackets with 17 points. Teammate Kortney Neat supplied 16 points and Macy McAdams notched 11.
     
    Meeker’s boys were not as fortunate in the nightcap, falling 63-38 to the Yellowjackets.
     
    Gatlin Squires, Jake Blair and Grant Newton fueled the scoring attack for Kingfisher, pitching in 12, 12 and 11 points, respectively.
     
    The Bulldogs (7-16) fell behind by 10 after one quarter before the deficit ballooned to 16 at halftime.
     
    Kevin Schilling led Meeker with nine points. Fellow teammates Timmy Whitfield (eight points) and David Kauley (seven points) also had solid nights.
     
    Both Meeker squads will head to Lindsey for regional matchups Thursday. Both teams will take on either their Marietta or Lindsey counterparts.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.

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