Prep basketball scores and highlights
Thackerville didn’t have its best day shooting, but the Wildcats did enough to advance in the Class B Area IV regionals on Thursday with a 44-42 win over Moss.
Hunter McCage led the Wildcats (15-6) with 21 points. Tague Hinkley and Nathan Jones added eight points each for Thackerville.
“We didn’t play very well today overall,” Thackerville coach Cody McCage said Thursday night. “On any given night we could beat them by 15 or 20 (points) if we showed up and played.”
The Wildcats built a 16-8 lead in the second quarter before Moss went on a 10-2 run to tie the score at the break.
“We let them hang around,” McCage said. “But we’re still alive; that’s the main thing.”
Kiowa 55 Springer 54
COLEMAN — Springer fought back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter, but couldn’t finish off its comeback effort against Kiowa in an Area IV regional elimination game Thursday.
The Cardinals jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first half, but Kiowa took the lead back with increased ball pressure. Springer trailed 19-15 at the break.
The Cowboys scored on the opening possession of the third quarter to increase their lead to 48-38. Springer, however, kept it close, and almost pulled out the win.
Bud Walker hit a turnaround shot from 3-point range to cut Kiowa’s lead to one with under 20 seconds to play. After Kiowa’s John Rudrow missed the first of a 1-and-1, the Cardinals got the rebound and called timeout to set up the last shot. But their final effort missed at the buzzer.
“I was just glad to get out with the win,” Kiowa coach Brian Faris said Thursday night.
Class A Boys
Bray-Doyle 76, Fox 45
VELMA — Bray-Doyle hit 11 3-point baskets and raced to a 21-7 lead en route to an Area II regional victory, ending Fox’s season at 5-16.
The Foxes finished with three double-digit scorers: Derek Martin with 14, Quaton Winslett with 11 and Dalton Smith with 10.
“They were young, but they were pretty athletic,” Fox coach Kenney Spigner said. “We actually stayed with them, but they started hitting 3s left and right.”
Fox pulled within 32-21 at halftime, but Bray-Doyle started to pull away in the second half.
Class B Girls
Moss 88, Thackerville 30
COLEMAN — The Thackerville girls lost big to No. 7 Moss on Thursday, but are still alive in the area IV regionals.
Already ahead 39-20 at halftime, Moss outscored the Wildcats 49-10 in the second half for its sixth win in seven games.
Despite the loss, Thackerville (Area IV District V champion) will play today at Kiowa against Thursday’s Milburn/Pittsburg winner.
Amber Goff led the Wildcats with 14 points.
In Class A, Bray-Doyle played Wilson in an Area II girls regional, but a score was not reported.