STROUD — Seminole’s overtime success at the Stroud Coliseum Classic continued Friday as the Chieftains nipped Luther 55-54 in a semifinal clash.
Regulation play ended in a tie at 52 when Luther missed a free throw with :08 remaining and Seminole misfired on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Seminole’s three OT points came on free throws, the final two by Cepado Wilkins with 10 seconds remaining. After a wild scrum for the ball on the in-bounds play, the best shot Luther got was a three-quarter attempt at the buzzer.
Dayton Jackson and Jaxon Bond shared Seminole scoring honors with 16 points. Bond had two 3-point field goals.
Wilkins produced 15 points and Trevor Brinker was Seminole’s high rebounder with 10.
“The kids played with a lot of heart,” Seminole coach Josh Edenborough said. “We were down 11-0 to start the game.”
Tyler Becker headed Luther’s offense with 16 points and Cyrus Grigsby came in with 12.
Seminole, 9-1 with its only loss to Byng, upended Cushing 54-44 in overtime Thursday to open the Classic.
The Chieftains will play for the Stroud Classic title Saturday at 7:40 against the Mannford Friday victor.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.