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Cimarron, Meade boys, girls to vie for titles

Published 12/14/2013

By The Telegram

It will be an all Cimarron vs. Meade championship doubleheader today at the Cimarron Bluejay Invitational after each school's respective teams advanced to the title games with semifinal victories on Friday night.

But the way the teams advanced couldn't have been more different.

While the Lady Bluejays rolled past Sublette 77-30, and the Lady Buffaloes raced past Bucklin 50-38, the two boys semis provided the fireworks of the night.

Cimarron's boys had to go into overtime to defeat Sublette 91-84 while Meade squeaked past South Gray's Rebels 60-59.

The girls title game will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. with the boys set to start at 8:30 p.m.

Consolation games will be contested earlier in the day.

On the boys side, in 2 p.m. games, it will be Bucklin vs. Deerfield in the seventh place game and Wichita County taking on Satanta for fifth place. The third place boys game will be played at 5 p.m. In the girls bracket, two 12:30 p.m. games will pit Wichita County against Deerfield for seventh place and South Gray takes on Satanta for fifth place. The third-place game is set for a 3:30 p.m. start.

Girls

The Lady Bluejays marched into the championship game by racing out to a 35-8 first-quarter lead over the Lady Larks. A balanced attack was pivotal for Cimarron as Morgan Ediger led the way with 16, Kari Blattner and Ashtynn Burns contributed 15 each and nine other Lady Bluejay players cracked the scoring column. The score was 53-14 at the half.

Brooke Briggs scored 11 points for Sublette.

Meade's girls used a strong second-half performance en route to their victory. The Lady Buffaloes were only up by one, 23-22, at halftime but then outscored the Red Aces 27-16 over the final 16 minutes.

Mackenzie Moshier led three players in double figures with 12 points, followed by Bailey Olvera with 11 and Jaylin Stapleton with 10. Morgan Hood scored a game-high 14 for the Red Aces.

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Sublette 8 6 13 3 -- 30

Cimarron 35 18 14 10 -- 77

Sublette (30) — Matteson 2, Briggs 11, Aragon 1, S. Koehn 6, P. Whaler 6, E. Whaler 3, B. Gonzalez 2.

Cimarron (77) — Dupree 2, Burns 15, Meis 2, Blattner 15, Walker 2, Moler 1, Hoskinson 8, Bryant 5, Ediger 16, Corrales 5, K. Bailon 4, A. Bailon 2.

3-point goals--Sublette 5 (Briggs 3, P. Whaler 2), Cimarron 7 (Burns 1, Blattner 3, Bryant 1, Ediger 2).

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Meade 8 15 10 17 -- 50

Bucklin 5 17 6 10 -- 38

Meade (50) — Olvera 11, Be. Lewis 5, Luetters 2, Stapleton 10, Thompson 4, Wiens 8, Moshier 12.

Bucklin (38) — Collins 2, Demoret 4, Price 7, Hood 14, Austin 2, Pegelow 6.

3-point goals--Meade 1 (Stapelton 1), Bucklin 2 (Rudd 2).

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Deerfield 4 0 4 11 -- 19

Satanta 12 14 7 2 -- 35

Deerfield (19) — Showers 2, Tackett 3, Diaz 8, Chavira 6.

Satanta (35) — Stalker 6, Stanfill 3, Wagner 2, J. Rehmke 6, Van. Caro 16, Bencomo 2.

3-point goals--Deerfield 1 (Tackett), Satanta 1 (Stanfill).

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Wichita Co. 13 11 17 8 -- 49

South Gray 10 16 10 18 -- 54

Wichita Co. (49) — Smades 2, Preedy 8, Fisher 5, Bailey 12, Whitham 4, Bremer 18.

South Gray (54) — Watson 4, W. Wright 12, Unruh 3, M. Axtell 8, Dirks 20, Millershaski 7.

3-point goals--Wichita Co. 1 (Preedy), South Gray 3 (Dirks 3).

Boys

The Cimarron boys overcame a 17-point third quarter deficit to rally past the Sublette Larks to claim their semifinal win.

The Bluejays trailed 50-35 at halftime and 64-47 at the end of the third period before outscoring the Larks 31-14 in the final eight minutes. It was 13-6 Cimarron in the extra period.

Christian Fischer scored 30 points for the Bluejays while Seth Pachner added 20. Nathan Cearley scored 27 points to finish as the Larks' leading scorer while Andrew Lower added 24 and Trevor Leverett chipped in with 16 points.

In the other semifinal, Meade took an early 18-11 lead before South Gray rallied in the final two quarters with a 32-28 scoring advantage, but it came up just one point short.

Morgan Davis was the leading scorer for Meade with 26 points while Carson Skidmore and Tate Skinner each contributed 15 points for the Rebels.

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Semifinals

Cimarron 20 15 12 31 13 -- 91

Sublette 20 30 14 14 6 -- 84

Cimarron (91) — Pfeifer 6, Ca. Fischer 9, Stanley 2, Toothaker 6, Clark 10, Ch. Fischer 30, B. Neuschafer 2, Pachner 20, Ast 4, Franzitta 2.

Sublette (84) — Leverett 16, Lower 24, Blackwood 6, Hinkle 4, Martins 7, Cearley 27.

3-point goals--Cimarron 3 (Ca. Fischer 2, Ch. Fischer 1), Sublette 8 (Leverett 2, Lower 2, Martins 1, Cearley 3).

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Meade 18 14 15 13 -- 60

So. Gray 11 16 18 14 -- 59

Meade (60) — Little 8, Wiens 2, Friesen 4, Olvera 6, Davis 26, Bird 12, Gleason 2.

So. Gray (59) — Skidmore 15, T. Skinner 15, Loya 6, Peters 10, Pe. Martens 9, M. Martens 4.

3-point goals--Meade 5 (Davis 3, Bird 2), South Gray 6 (Skidmore 1, Skinner 3, Pe. Martens 2).

Consolation

Satanta 9 22 10 23 -- 64

Deerfield 11 15 9 17 -- 54

Satanta (64) — Stanfill 7, B. Miller 5, Coluntanis 17, Turpin 4, G. Miller 11, Abernathy 5, Garcia 14, Pando 1.

Deerfield (54) — Rivera 2, Al. Mata 8, Melendez 8, An. Mata 14, Fisher 2, Rubio 7, Skipper 6.

3-point goals--Satanta 1 (Garcia), Deerfield 1 (Al. Mata).

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Bucklin 8 7 6 7 -- 28

Wichita Co. 27 12 13 9 -- 61

Bucklin (28) — Warnke 5, Stout 2, Piamalto 15, Stimpert 1, Davis 2, Seacat 2, Downey 9.

Wichita Co. (61) — Thurman 4, Fletcher 10, Budde 13, Birch 7, Schumacher 4, Wilson 8, Day 6, B. sheppard 6, Long 3.

3-point goals--Bucklin 5 (Warnke 1, Piamalto 4), Wichita County 4 (Long 1, Birch 1, Schumacher 1, Wilson 1).

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