Asher grinds out victory over Macomb
EARLSBORO – The Asher Lady Indians churned out a hard fought 52-30 win over Macomb in the consolation bracket of the Jim Walling Classic Friday afternoon.
Asher led 16-7 after the first quarter. The Lady Indians were lead by Sarah Fleming's seven points.
Macomb got back in the game early in the second quarter when Kelsey Dillon scored six straight points, shrinking the Asher lead to 16-13.
Asher managed to stretch the lead back to six points all on free throws. Ashley Odell, Braxten Frazier and Fleming all were perfect at the line in that stretch.
The Lady Indians maintained a 26-20 lead at halftime.
Asher managed a 14-6 run in the third quarter. Odell led the Lady Indians with six points in that stretch.
At the end of three, Asher led 40-26.
The Lady Indians played keep away in the fourth quarter and closed things out with a 12-4 fourth quarter.
Fleming led all scorers with 20 points,
Macomb's Dillon led the Lady Hornets with 17 points.
Asher will face Earlsboro in the consolation championship Saturday at 1 p.m.
Asher falls to Varnum
EARLSBORO – Asher was unable to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit and lost 65-31 against Varnum in the consolation bracket of the Jim Walling Classic Friday evening.
The game was close after one quarter with the score 10-8 in favor of Varnum.
Asher was outscored 20-7 in the second quarter resulting in a 30-15 lead in favor of Varnum at the break.
Varnum's Martell Davis led the charge with nine points in the first half. Odell III and Tanner Wright each had five points in the first half for Asher.
The Whippets outscored Asher on 22-6 run ed by three triples from Davis. Asher's Cameron Grissom, Mike McDonald and Justin Melton each had one basket in the quarter.
Varnum's Noah Rinken closed out the game with 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Davis led the all scorers with 19 points. Rinken Terrance Madkins joined him in double figures with 14 and 12 respectively.
Odell, McDonald and Wright each had five points in the loss.
Asher will play Sasakwa in the seventh place game Saturday morning at 11:30.
Lady Wildcats come from behind to best Dibble in overtime
EARLSBORO – The Earlsboro Lady Wildcats erased a six-point deficit in the second half to force overtime and beat Dibble 44-42 Friday morning in the Jim Walling Classic consolation bracket. Anesah Lindsey knocked down back-to-back treys to help the team take the victory.
The Lady Wildcats found themselves down 17-11 at halftime.
Dibble's Harleigh Sparks started the second half with a three-pointer, extending the lead to 20-11. The next trip up the floor, Earlsboro's Brianna Nadeau knocked down a jump hook, bringing the score to 20-13.
Later in the third quarter, Abbey McCarroll stole the ball, took it coast-to-coast and scored on an easy and Earlsboro trailed 20-17.
The next trip up the floor, Nadeau got an and-one call but was unable to connect on the free throw and Dibble came down the court, made an easy jumper from the corner and Earlsboro trailed 22-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Dibble's Kirsten Garner opened the fourth quarter with a trey from NBA range, extending the Dibble lead to 25-21. A few possessions later, she knocked down another from near half court.
Fast forward a few plays later, McCarroll took a rebound up the floor and dribbled around a Dibble defender making a layup, inching closer to Dibble 29-25.
After a dibble basket, on Earlsboro's next possession Nadeau grabbed a rebound and hit the putback helping the Lady Wildcats inch closer 31-27.
Nadeau scored on the Earlsboro's next possession and the Lady Wildcats trailed 31-29.
A Dibble turnover and a McCarroll turnover layup brought the c to even 31-31.
The teams would trade baskets and the bringing the score even once more before the buzzer at the end of regulation.
Casey Clark knocked down two free throws and Earlsboro took a 44-42 lead.
Dibble was unable to make a last-second shot to force a second overtime.
Naduea led Earlsboro with 19 points. McCarroll joined her in double figures with 14 points. All of Lindsey's nine points came in overtime.
Macomb overcomes early deficit to best Sasakwa
EARLSBORO – The Macomb Hornets rallied from an early six point deficit to beat Sasakwa 64-60 in the consolation bracket of the Jim Walling Classic Friday afternoon.
Sasakwa controlled the pace in the first quarter behind Houston Tiger's eight points, and the Vikings held a 16-10 lead after one quarter of play.
The Hornets managed a 13-4 run in the second quarter led by freshman guard Emmett McNutt dropping 12 points all on three-pointers.
The Macomb Hornets took a 31-25 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Macomb's Ian Horn started the third quarter with a long distance two as Macomb extended their lead to 33-25.
Sasakwa went on a 8-3 run late in the third quarter cutting the Macomb lead to 38-34.
The big men of Macomb, Caleb Browning, Andrew Boydston and Blaine Cope accounted for the team's 10 points in the quarter, and Macomb held the lead 43-38 at the end of three.
Macomb and Sasakwa traded baskets in the fourth quarter, with Darian Rougeux leading Macomb with nine points in the quarter. Saskwa's Chris Harjo led his team with six point in that same span.
Sasakwa's Tiger led all scorers with 26 points. Harjo joined him in double figures with 23.
Macomb was led by Boydston with 17 points. McNutt and Rougeux who scored 16 and 13 respectively.
Macomb will face the winner of Asher and Varnum in the consolation bracket championship Saturday at 2:30 p.m.