BETHEL – Parker Stevenson fired in 24 points and was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line Saturday as the host Bethel Lady Wildcats knocked off the Tecumseh Lady Savages, 53-42, in the consolation title game of the First United Bank Classic at the B.E. Cantrell Fieldhouse.
It was the second time that Bethel has beaten Tecumseh this season.
Kennedy Gregory tossed in 11 points for the winners. Kelsie Wood followed with seven points, Paige Hubler had six and Laney O'Rorke added five to round out the Lady Wildcat scoring.
Kenzli Warden led Tecumseh with 11 points, Shantel Evans chipped in nine and Tawni Billy contributed eight.
The Lady Savages had a 16-10 lead after one quarter before Bethel went on a 19-9 run in the second and had a 29-25 advantage heading into intermission. The Lady Wildcats led 38-33 after three quarters and closed the game with a 15-9 fourth.
PERKINS-TRYON 52, McLOUD 49, OT (Boys Consolation Title)
Three Perkins-Tryon players reached double figures as the Demons outlasted the Redskins in overtime.
Cade McCutchen led the way for Perkins-Tryon with 18 points. Sam Taylor tossed in 14 points, including four 3-point baskets, and Gannon McCutchen had 11 points, including two treys.
Tristan Cook poured in a game-high 21 points, including three 3-point buckets, for McLoud. Jacob Jordan drained two treys and finished with 13 points in a losing effort. Conner Cheney was next with seven points, including one 3-point conversion.
The two teams were deadlock at 40 at the end of regulation.
McLOUD 44, BRIDGE CREEK 38 (Seventh Place Girls)
Destin Walker and Lexie Boyer tallied 11 points apiece as the Lady Redskins overcame a 17-15 halftime deficit to defeat Bridge Creek.
Boyer nailed 9-of-10 free shots and Walker connected on one 3-point shot. Teammate Desira Jones ended up with nine points and had McLoud's only other trey.
The Lady Redskins went on a 13-6 run through the third quarter to go up 28-23 heading into the fourth.
Lainey Morrow paced the Lady Bobcats in a losing cause with a game-high 19 points.
Note: Report compiled by Sports Editor Brian Johnson.