News and Notes: Runaway truck
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
2/05/13 at 3:56 AM
Union's roller coaster season enjoyed an upswing Friday as the Redskins exploded to a 66-35 win at Bixby, knocking the Spartans out of first place in the Frontier Conference.
It came less than a week after the Redskins thundered to the Jenks/Union Invitational title, followed by a collapse and 17-point loss in their return to Jenks last Tuesday night.
"We never know what we're going to get when we take the floor," Jim Stacy says of his 10-10, 6A No. 11 team.
At Bixby, the good Union team showed up. The Redskins held Spartan standout Christina Devers to 12 points - after she averaged 26.3 over the previous four games - and allowed only two other Spartans to score.
Brittany Hill scored 12 points and shared in defending Devers. Junior forward Esther Udoumoh had 14 points and three steals.
"Our defense was spectacular. It was a total team effort," Stacy said.
Perfection: Carver Middle School's eighth-grade girls capped a third straight undefeated season by beating Metro Christian 22-18 in the city finals at Edison last week.
Records are incomplete and forfeits are involved, but the Carver eighth-graders have upwards of 40 straight wins on the floor over three seasons, coach B.J. Brown said.
Standouts include Kambri Davison, Kristen Davis and Maya Mayberry, daughter of former Will Rogers High and University of Arkansas star Lee Mayberry.
Comeback kids: Collinsville senior Kyrston Wheeler returned after missing 6 1/2 weeks with a stress fracture and had six blocked shots, six rebounds and five points in an 82-37 win at Pryor. ... Will Rogers junior Jordan Doyle, who averaged 26.5 points last season, played for the first time in 2012-13 and had 24 points, four rebounds and seven assists in a 62-50 loss to 2A No. 1 OKC Northeast. ... Colcord senior Kindle Spry, sidelined six weeks by a knee injury, needed less than 11 minutes to score 30 points in a 76-33 victory over South Coffeyville.
Briefly: Memorial junior Faith Ihim scored 24 points in a 70-15 win over McLain, giving her 1,007 career points. Coach Rabu Leyva said Ihim is the second-fastest Charger in the 5-on-5 era to reach 1,000. Lindsay Palmer (2004-06) went over 1,000 as a sophomore. ... Bailey Bergman scored 23 points as Victory Christian beat Tahlequah Sequoyah for the first time, 49-39, and had 30 more in a win over Metro Christian. ... 2A No. 6 Tonkawa won at No. 4 Alva 41-34, getting 10 points off the bench from Kyle Bess. ... Collinsville's Shelbie Kirby totaled 39 points in wins over Bishop Kelley and Pryor. "She's a huge part of every game we play," coach Kelly Clarke said. ... Alyssa Banks had 28 points as 3A No. 11 Eufaula won at No. 15 Kellyville, 61-57.
Jenks' Paige Luellen goes up for a shot as she is guarded by Bixby's Christina Devers during their game at Bixby earlier this season. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World