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Seminole squads prevail at Route 66 Tournament

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

STROUD — Seminole’s first-round road at the Route 66 Tournament was very smooth Thursday as the girls defeated Mannford 47-40 and the Chieftains were 38-24 winners over Luther.

In the girls’ contest, freshman Holli Ladd recorded nine of her game-leading 23 points in the fourth quarter as Seminole outscored Mannford 16-11.

Ladd knocked down two of Seminole’s three field goals from beyond the 3-point line.

Katyanna Andrews of Seminole added 10 points, including one trey.

Seminole (6-3) prevailed despite hitting just 10-of-23 charity tosses. Mannford fared a little better, going 12-of-21.

“For just our second game after Christmas, we played a little better,” Seminole coach Charles Kemp said. “We worked very hard and executed better.”

Seminole and Tecumseh will hook up at 4:20 p.m. today in the semifinals.

Boys

Seminole 38, Luther 24

The Lady Chieftains soared to a 28-10 halftime advantage and were never seriously threatened.

Luther held its last lead at 5-4. The Chieftains went on a 15-3 scoring binge in the second quarter.

“We played really good defensively,” Seminole coach Josh Edenborough said. “We were as good defensively in the first half as we’ve been all year.”

Cepado Wilkins, who was 6-of-7 from the line, topped Seminole’s scoring with 14.

The Chieftains (6-3) were 10-of-15 from the line for 66.6 %. Luther was just 3-of-8.

Seminole moves into tonight’s 8:20 semifinals against Thursday’s Tecumseh-Stroud victor.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.