CANADIAN — With a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, Dale's boys got one of their biggest wins in recent memory Thursday night.

CANADIAN — With a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, Dale’s boys got one of their biggest wins in recent memory Thursday night.

Taron Carter’s long-range shot bounced on the rim three times before falling through the net and giving the Pirates an unlikely 38-35 win over No. 11 Talihina in the Class 2A Area IV regionals in Canadian.

Twelfth-ranked Dale was playing without two of its best players. Leading scorer Jace Wilkins and top rebounder Gunner Hathcock are done for the season after recent injuries.

“This was probably the biggest win we’ve had under the circumstances,” Dale head coach Jeff Edmonson said. “The kids played their hearts out. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

In the closing seconds, the Golden Tigers had a chance to take the lead at the free throw line, but missed the second attempt.

With the score tied at 35, Dale’s play was for Caleb Banks to either penetrate or find an open teammate. When the Talihina defense collapsed on him, Banks found Carter, who launched the 3-pointer that went in as time expired.

Banks finished as Dale’s top scorer with 11 points, just ahead of Randy Crawford with eight and Carter with six.

Ethan Sisk took scoring honors for Talihina with 13 points while the Golden Tigers’ best player, Alan Lockhart, was held to 11.

Latif Tobler was the Pirates’ top rebounder with nine. Banks had seven board and Crawford dished out seven assists.

Dale (20-6) will take on the winner of the Preston-Hartshorne game Saturday at 8 p.m.

Note: Report compiled by Brian King.

Lions rally for win at Jones

JONES — Chandler led for most of the game but had to rally for a come-from-behind win over Jones Thursday, 48-44, in the Class 3A regional at Jones.

The Lions led 27-20 at halftime but the Longhorns made a big comeback in the second half.

“They actually took a 42-40 lead on us,” Chandler head coach Kent Hixson said. “Levi Wilson hit a 3-pointer to put us back up by one.”

Hixson says his Lions also profited from Jones missing the front end of two “one and ones” down the stretch, allowing Chandler to put the game away.

Wilson’s fourth-quarter 3-pointer was one of three long-range shots he made in the game. Wilson finished with a game-high 14 points.

Rodney Lewis and Michael Wilson also had double-digit points with 12 and 11, respectively.

Chandler (11-12) will face Comanche Friday at 8 p.m.

Note: Report compiled by Brian King.

Tecumseh edges

Henryetta 45-40

HENRYETTA — Pat Fox’s 19 points powered the Tecumseh Savages past Henryetta by a score of 45-40 Thursday.

Fox was 5 of 6 from the free throw line and 2 of 6 from 3-point range.

Rylan Pierce added nine points while Nate Schovanec chipped in six points for Tecumseh.

Eric Litherland, Tecumseh boys’ basketball coach, said it was a good win for his team.

“We shot about 50% from the field and got enough stops at the end of game,” he said. “It got us another day; in the loser bracket you’re just fighting for that.”

The win improved the Savages’ record to 11-13. They will face the loser of Harrah and Cascia Hall at 8 p.m. Friday.

Note: Report compiled by Matt Caban.

Seminole routs Classen SAS

OKLAHOMA CITY — The inside game served the Seminole Chieftains well Thursday night in a 79-37 victory over Classen SAS.

Jace Cravens led the way for Seminole with 24 points.

Jeremy Bryan, Seminole head basketball coach, said his team looked to score inside early and often.

“The main focus was to pound the ball inside,” he said. “We got Jace going early.”

Cravens wasn’t the only Chieftain scoring in double figures. Xavier Freeman added 15 points while Zane Waters and Gavin Cox chipped in 10 points each.

Bryan said the win gives his team some momentum to have fighting chance tomorrow against Woodward on Friday.

Tip off for that game will be at 8 p.m.

Note: Report compiled by Matt Caban.

Prague advances over Washington

PRAGUE — Outscoring their guests by 10 in the second half, Prague pulled away for a 70-54 win over Washington Thursday in the Class 3A regional on the Red Devils’ home court.

Prague was nursing a six-point lead at halftime (33-27) but was five points better than the Warriors in each of the final two quarters.

Tanner Thorpe and Tristin Jorgensen had a race for Red Devil scoring honors. At the wire, it was Thorpe with 23 points and Jorgensen with 21.

Prague (9-14) will take on Lindsay Friday at 3 p.m. in Okemah. Lindsay is coming off a 73-46 loss to top-ranked Okemah.

Note: Report compiled by Brian King.