Vinita girls rip Bishop Kelley in Skiatook Invitational
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 3:07 PM
SKIATOOK – Vinita’s girls lost fours starters and the top reserve from last year’s Class 4A semifinal basketball team. Can the Hornets contend again?
“We’re a young team, but we have the talent. We just have to put our mind to it and continue getting better every day,” head coach Scott Reed said.
The 4A No. 12 Hornets also have the tradition. They won a state title in 2009 and have gone at least as far as the semifinals of the state tournament five years in a row.
They took a step in the right direction with Thursday’s 47-31 first-round win over Bishop Kelley in the Skiatook Invitational.
Carsyn Spurgeon, a freshman, scored 21 points to pace the Hornets (7-3). Seana Stoia, a senior, led the Comets (8-4) with eight points.
Vinita advances to Friday's 4 p.m. semifinal vs. 6A No. 1 Broken Arrow or NOAH. Those teams meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Kelley will play the BA-NOAH loser at 10 a.m. Friday.
In other first-round girls play, Skiatook faces Owasso at 1 p.m. Thursday and 6A No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe plays Sand Springs at 4 p.m.