OKLAHOMA CITY — Plainview had to hold off a hot-shooting team to keep its perfect record intact.
Deric Shelton made sure the Indians remained unbeaten, scoring 41 points to lead Plainview to a 73-53 win over the Oklahoma City Knights on Friday. Shelton followed that up with a 28-point effort for the Indians in a 64-57 win over the Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter School (ASTEC) on Saturday.
When the Knights came out on fire in the first quarter on Friday, Shelton and the Indians responded with a dominant second quarter. Oklahoma City led 23-13 after the first period, but Plainview hit back to take a 39-26 lead into halftime.
Dalton Dillon added nine points and Talor Stewart finished with eight points and two 3-pointers for Plainview (8-0).
"They came out and hit everything they threw up," Plainview coach Jeremy Stewart said of the Knights' first quarter. "We haven't been behind very often this year. Our kids responded very well."
Shelton didn't play much in the first period due to foul trouble, but still managed seven points in limited minutes. The senior came out and scored 13 of the Indians' 26 points in the second to spark Plainview to a 26-3 run before halftime.
Against ASTEC, Plainview came out stronger with a 21-13 first quarter, but still trailed at halftime (33-31). Plainview took control with a 16-6 third quarter.
Taber Jordan scored 12 points and Shelton added three 3-pointers for the Indians.
Plainview girls roll in OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY — Plainview coach Andy Bloodworth wanted his team to come up to the city for a taste of postseason.
The experience was key. After a Christmas break layoff, the back-to-back games got the Indians right back into the routine.
Plainview didn't face much opposition in blowout wins of the Oklahoma City Knights and the Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter School (ASTEC). Plainview topped the Knights 60-24 on Friday and ASTEC 92-18 on Saturday afternoon.
"We wanted to come up here and simulate a playoff weekend, try to make uncomfortable situations comfortable," Bloodworth said. "I think we accomplished that, especially Day 2."
Rebecca Wright led the Indians in scoring each game, netting 18 points against the Knights and 24 against ASTEC. The Indians jumped out to big first quarter leads in each game.
Against the Knights, Taryn Callender added 15 points. On Saturday, Plainview posted its highest scoring output of the season against ASTEC, with five players scoring in double figures.
Megan Shelton had 21 points and Hayden Hunt added 12 against ASTEC. Payton Brewster and Hope Salzman each had 10 points.