Hugoton Blue and Red Classic
Hooker (Okla.) 69, SW Heights 67
In the opening game of the Hugoton Blue and Red Classic, Southwestern Heights and Hooker, Okla., played a classic.
The game was close the whole way, with neither team leading by more than two points at any of the quarter-stops, but the Bulldogs came out on top with a 69-67 victory over the Mustangs, who were led by Raul Alvarado’s 26 points.
Hooker was led by Tata Catchart’s 27 points and Jerod Kerr’s 20.
Mangum (Okla.) 65, Hugoton JV 32
With the Hugoton boys junior varsity team filling in for Stratford (Texas), which could not make the tournament, the Mangum Tigers cruised to a 65-32 win on Thursday evening.
Jameson Richardson led all scorers with 27 points for Mangum, while Hugoton’s Sawyer Harper had a team-high 12.
Hugoton 72, Guymon 40
The Hugoton Eagles defended thier home court after defeating the Guymon TIers 72-40 Thursday night in Hugoton.
Although the Eagles had a high powered offense on Thursday, their defense made the difference. Hugoton only allowed 14 points in the first half and took a 17 point lead into half time.
Junior Damian Lewis led all scorers with 19 points but senior Mitchell Hamlin wasnt too far behind with 18 points of his own.
The Eagles will now take on the Mangum, Okla. Tigers Friday night. Winner advances to the championship game Satuday.
Hooker (Okla.) 37, SW Heights 32
The Southwestern Heights girls could not hang onto a 19-17 lead at halftime of Thursday’s tournament opener in Hugoton, falling 37-32 to Hooker, Okla.
A 12-5 deficit in the third quarter provided Hooker much of the winning margin.
Heights did not record a single double-digit scorer, but Melandi Pretorius had nine points and three others had six. Taelor Parker led the game with 15 points for the Bulldogs, who advance to Friday’s semifinal against Stratford, Texas. Heights plays Ulysses in a consolation game.
Stratford (Texas) 69, Ulysses 32
The Ulysses Tigers were blitzed by Stratford, Texas, in a 69-32 loss on Thursday in Hugoton. Stratford led 16-6 after the first quarter and 35-17 at half.
Gina Ballesteros led the Ulysses girls with 10 points, while Stratford’s Shaylee Audrain had a game-high 21 points.
Mangum (Okla.) 75, Lakin 54
The Lakin Broncs dropped thier first game of the Hugoton Red and Blue Tournament, losing to the Mangum, Oklahoma Tigers 75-54 Thursday night in Hugoton.
The Broncs got off to a brutal start, only scoring two first quarter points. Lakin scored 52 points to Mangum’s 53 points in the finals three quarters, but the final difference was that abysmal first quarter.
Junior Alexis Perry of Mangum led all scoreres with 31 points while freshman Jaya Esquibel of Lakin led the Broncs with 16 points.
Hugoton 58, Guymon (Okla.) 41
The Hugoton Eagles advanced to the semifinals of the Hugoton Blue and Red Tournament Thursday night after defeating the Guymon Tigers 58-41.
Hugoton took a 10 pont lead into the hlaftime and really took control of the game in the third quarter after only allowing 4 points.
Meagan Bellar of Guymon was the leading scorer with 18 and senior Laney Hoskinson led the way for the Eagles with 17 points.
Fowler 44, Deerfield 38
The Deerfield Spartans dropped their second game of the Black and Gold Tournament Thursday night, losing to the Fowler Goldbugs 44-38 Thursday night in Fowler.
Deerfield had a scoreless first quarter and trailing by 14 at the half before cutting the game down to six with a 17 point fourth quarter.
Senior Sheridan Rodriguez was the leading scorer for both teams, with 26. She scored 14 of her 26 in the fourth quarter.
Ingalls 64, Ashland 32
The Ingalls Bulldogs continue to roll in the Fowler Black and Gold Tournament after defeating the Ashland Blue Jays 64-32 Thursday night in Fowler.
Ingalls got off to a great start scoring 29 points in the first quarter while only giving up 10 point to Ashland. Senior Ashlyn Cure led all scorers with 23 points, three of which came from the 3-point line.
Ingalls will try to complete the round robin sweep when it faces the Deerfield Spartans, Friday night.