– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
The Tournament Of Champions begins on Wednesday and runs until Friday. OKPreps will once again be your home for TOC coverage of the 53rd annual winter break classic. While OKPreps won’t have live broadcasts this season, our other coverage will continue to be the best in the state. In addition to game recaps, we’ll have highlights, interviews and breakdowns throughout the week. At the conclusion of the tournament, we’ll also have a tournament most outstanding player and an All Tournament Team. Here’s your one stop shop for all the action from Day 3 at the Tournament Of Champions!
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Sperry 77, Ringwood 60
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Sperry leads Ringwood 24-14. The Red Devils have had a slow start in each game so far in the tournament and that hasn’t changed today. Sperry has jumped out to a ten point advantage after one quarter of play.
– HALFTIME. Sperry leads Ringwood 39-23. After an up and down first two days, Sperry’s Jace Pratt has finally found his shot on the Mabee Center floor. He’s 8-15 from the field and has a game-high 20 points to lead the Pirates.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Sperry leads Ringwood 53-41. Ringwood is starting to chip away at the lead led by big man Camden Patterson, who has 16 points. But they can’t get it down to single digits. Sperry’s Jace Pratt now has a game-high 27 points.
– FINAL. Sperry defeats Ringwood 77-60. The Pirates, led by Jace Pratt avoid going 0-3 with the win over Ringwood. Both teams shot well from the field in the second half but Sperry’s early lead was too much to overcome. Pratt finished with 40 points, knocking down eight three-pointers in the win.
Wright City 80, Kingston 69
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Kingston leads Wright City 24-12. Kingston continues their red hot shooting from three-point range. They’ve shot it great from behind the arc and that continues here as they’ve jumped out to a 12-point lead.
– HALFTIME. Kingston leads Wright City 40-34. It was an extremely physical second quarter as neither team really got into a rhythm because of the whistles, due to their physical play. Wright City outscored Kingston 22-16 in the period to close the gap. Robert Briley leads the way with 19 points for the Lumberjax.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Wright City leads Kingston 54-53. The Lumberjax used a fast start in the second half to grab the lead and they’ve held onto it since. The fourth quarter is shaping up to be back and forth and very entertaining.
– FINAL. Wright City defeats Kingston 80-69. The Lumberjax outscore Kingston 46-29 in the second half to get out with the win, after trailing 24-12 after one quarter. Wright City’s Robert Briley was on fire once again as he scored a game-high 27 points for the Lumberjax.
Memorial 89, Booker T Washington 66
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Memorial leads Booker T Washington 23-10. The Chargers have jumped out to an early lead as Kori Guest is having a great game. The senior is leading all scorers with 12 points for the Chargers.
– END OF 2ND QUARTER. Memorial leads Booker T Washington 41-33. The Hornets close the gap but Memorial holds onto the lead behind the Boone twins. Kalib has 13 and Keylan has 10 to lead the Chargers.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Memorial leads Booker T Washington 58-45. Kalib Boone has come alive for the Chargers after having a quiet tournament the first two days. He has a game-high 21 for the Chargers.
– FINAL. Memorial defeats Booker T Washington 89-66. Memorial came out and did not slow down from the opening tap. The Chargers shot 56% from the field. Kalib Boone had a career night with 31 points and 17 rebounds.
Carl Albert VS Midwest City
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Midwest City leads Carl Albert 26-8. The Bombers have absolutely dominated this game from the opening tap. Leading the balanced scoring attack for the Bombers is J.D. Ray, who had 11 quick points.
– HALFTIME. Midwest City leads Carl Albert 38-34. The Titans have come storming back to make this a very interesting game as we go to the third quarter. They outscored the Bombers 26-12 in the second period. Leading the way is Carl Albert’s Mason Harrell, who has 21 points.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Midwest City leads Carl Albert 58-51. The Titans storm back early in the quarter and take the lead. However, the Bombers had a late surge to end the quarter and they hold a seven point advantage, behind D.J. Walter and J.D. Ray, who have 14 and 16 respectively.
Holland Hall 57, Sand Springs 55
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Holland Hall leads Sand Springs 17-11. Holland Hall has gotten out to a fast start while Sand Springs is still looking to get some rhythm on offense. Gabby Gregory leads all scorers with 11 points for Holland Hall.
– HALFTIME. Holland Hall leads Sand Springs 27-26. This one is getting fun. It’s a back and forth battle between two juniors who are absolute stars. Holland Hall’s Gabby Gregory has a game-high 20 points. Sand Springs’ Destiny Johnson has 14 for the Lady Sandites.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Sand Springs leads Holland Hall 43-39. Gabby Gregory continues to fill it up but Sand Springs is matching her with more firepower. Gregory has a game-high 30 points. Sand Springs’ Destiny Johnson has 20 and Holly Kersgieter has 11 points.
– FINAL. Holland Hall defeats Sand Springs 57-55. Gabby Gregory would not be denied as Holland Hall avoided the 0-3 trip to the tournament. Gregory scored a game-high 41 points and finished with 98 points for the tournament, the most in TOC history.
Westmoore 75, Tahlequah 57
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Westmoore leads Tahlequah 27-16. Both teams got out to incredibly fast starts as Westmoore nearly puts up 30 points in a quarter where it didn’t seem like they missed. Tahlequah is no stranger to trailing after one quarter. They trailed Sand Springs by 13 after one quarter yesterday.
– HALFTIME. Westmoore leads Tahlequah 48-29. Things slowed down quite a bit in the second quarter. However, Westmoore was still able to extend their lead to nearly 20 points as they continue to shoot the lights out, shooting 63% from the field. Jessi Murcer leads all scorers with 18 for the Lady Jags.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Westmoore leads Tahlequah 65-42. The Lady Jags continued to extend their lead in the third quarter. OU signee Jessi Murcer leads all scorers with 22 points. Westmoore will look to finish off the tourney strong in the fourth.
– FINAL. Westmoore defeats Tahlequah 75-57. The Lady Jags’ fast start lead to a dominating win over 5A’s #1 team. Tahlequah outscored Westmoore 15-10 in the final quarter but the hole was too deep. Jessi Murcer finished with 28 points on 12-21 shooting for the Lady Jags.
Seiling VS Victory Christian
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Seiling leads Victory Christian 8-5. It was a slow start for both teams. It looked like both baskets had lids on them because both teams were getting open looks but couldn’t get anything to fall. The only difference so far was a pair of Karly Gore 3-pointers.
– HALFTIME. Seiling leads Victory Christian 21-17. These two teams are two of the best defensive teams in the state and it’s showing on the scoreboard and on the stat sheet. Seiling is shooting 29% from the field while Victory is shooting 21%. The first team to make a significant run could have all the momentum.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Seiling leads Victory Christian 29-22. Another low-scoring quarter has set up a close game as we head to the final quarter. Seiling was able to extend their lead but not by much. If either team gets hot, this game could be over.
– FINAL. Seiling defeats Victory Christian 40-34. The Lady Cats were the team that got hot in the fourth quarter as Karly Gore started fast and ended fast with a double double. She finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Owasso 63, Muldrow 53
– END OF 1ST QUARTER. Muldrow and Owasso are tied at 8. In the championship game, both teams got off to a slow start but started to pick it up near the end of the quarter. Owasso star guard Terryn Milton is seeing her first playing time of the year.
– HALFTIME. Muldrow leads Owasso 30-15. Muldrow outscored the Lady Rams 22-7 in the second quarter alone. Muldrow did most of their damage from the free throw line, going 14-16 from the charity stripe. Leading the way is Hannah Boyett with 16 points.
– END OF 3RD QUARTER. Muldrow leads Owasso 41-39. Owasso makes a furious rally in the third quarter to make this a ball game as we head to the final period. It’s been a complete team effort for the Lady Rams, outscoring Muldrow 24-11 in the third.
– FINAL. Owasso defeats Muldrow 63-53. The Lady Rams complete the comeback to win the Tournament Of Champions. They outscore the Lady Bulldogs 48-23 in the second half to run away with the win. Forward Tiya Douglas continued her consistent week at the TOC with 15 points to lead the Lady Rams.