High school girls basketball: Defensive switch boosts Broken Arrow past Sapulpa
BY Staff Reports
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 5:48 AM
No. 14 Broken Arrow climbed a big hill Thursday, getting past No. 15 Sapulpa 46-36 in first-round Class 6A girls regional action at Muskogee High School.
The Tigers (14-9) advanced to play host and second-ranked Muskogee for the third time this season in Saturday's 1:30 p.m. regional final.
BA trailed 18-15 after one quarter, but head coach Mike Hughes went to a 2-3 zone defense that slowed the Chieftains (10-13) over the final three quarters.
Toree Thompson led the Tigers with 15 points.
Muskogee 53, Moore 29: The Roughers (19-5) played without scoring leader Kesley McClure but still had enough firepower to eliminate the Lions behind Mari Jackson's 11 points and 10 by Alexus Wilson.
McClure was sidelined by a hip flexor and is considered day to day, head coach Doyle Rowland said.
East Central 65, Durant 35: Marcia Reed scored 15 as the 5A No. 4 Cards (16-8) opened playoff action with the runaway win.
Victory Christian 40, Vinita 39: The 13th-ranked Conquerors (18-6) advanced to Saturday's regional final at Catoosa with a narrow win as Bailey Bergman regional final as Bailey Bergman scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half. No. 11 Vinita (17-8), which plays in Friday's losers bracket, was led by Kamry Chamberlain's 13 points.
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