WILSON — After enduring a pair of losses to open the season Tuesday night against Caddo, the Healdton boys and girls basketball teams got back on track Thursday in the opening round of the Wilson Black and Gold Classic.
WILSON — After enduring a pair of losses to open the season Tuesday night against Caddo, the Healdton boys and girls basketball teams got back on track Thursday in the opening round of the Wilson Black and Gold Classic. Both teams will be in semifinal action this evening at the Wilson High School Gymnasium. Girls Healdton 65 Thackerville 47 It’s hard to stop a team who starts as fast as the Lady Bulldogs did on Thursday against Thackerville. Healdton opened the game with a 20-5 first quarter run and never looked back, earning its first win of the season. The Lady Bulldogs led 38-19 going into the halftime break, and outscored the Lady Wildcats 17-11 in the third quarter. Thackerville managed to outscore Healdton 17-10 in the fourth quarter. Macey Howell led the Lady Bulldogs with 24 points in the game followed by Torree Wingo with 16 points. Heavenly Kirkpatrick and Brynli Tucker each had eight points in the game. Boys Healdton 67 Pauls Valley JV 46 While the Pauls Valley junior varsity team might have been a late replacement into the tournament, they sure didn’t play like one against the Bulldogs. But after a strong first quarter, the Panthers offense fizzled out and Healdton took full advantage, leading to the Bulldogs first victory of the season. Both teams combined for 32 points in the first quarter as Healdton led 18-14 going to the second. A 17-9 second quarter run though gave the Bulldogs some breathing room at the break as they led 35-23. Healdton held the Panthers to just seven points in the third quarter as Healdton led 52-30. Pauls Valley managed to outscore Healdton 16-15 in the fourth quarter. Colton Pickelsimer led the Bulldogs with 16 points followed by Isaac Love with 13 points and Jessei Pittman with 10 points.