WILSON — With the second day of the Black and Gold Classic came with it some thrilling games, and some more chances for area teams to pick up quality victories at the Wilson High School Gymnasium.
WILSON — With the second day of the Black and Gold Classic came with it some thrilling games, and some more chances for area teams to pick up quality victories at the Wilson High School Gymnasium. Healdton, Lone Grove, Wilson, and the Dickson girls JV were all in action as the tournament rolled on. Girls Semifinals Lone Grove 40 Temple 30 For the second straight day the Lone Grove Lady Horns didn’t turn in the prettiest of performances, but it was enough to send them to the finals. LGHS managed to overcome a slow offensive first half to eventually overtake the Temple Lady Tigers by 10 points. Lone Grove held one point leads at 3-2 and 10-9 in the first quarter, but it was Temple who grabbed the lead late and held a slim 11-10 advantage going to the second. Neither team could get much going before halftime, but the Lady Horns managed to do just enough to go into the locker room tied at 17-17. Despite earning the lead again in the third quarter, Lone Grove couldn’t shake Temple’s stubborn defense as the game remained tied going into the fourth at 22-22. However, the Lady Horns took the lead at 24-22 with 7:20 left in regulation, and never looked back. Down the stretch, the Lady Horns outscored the Lady Tigers 16-8. Cheyanne Davis led the Lady Horns with 19 points followed by Anna Black and Maili Coe each with five points. Girls Semifinals Ryan 39 Healdton 32 Less than 24 hours after a hot shooting performance guided them to a victory, the Healdton Lady Bulldogs were left out in the cold by their offense against the Ryan Cowgirls. Healdton struggled from the field, as the Cowgirls escaped with a berth in the finals. The Lady Bulldogs took the initial 2-0 lead in the first quarter, but couldn’t maintain their normal pace as the game was tied at 7-7 going to the second. Ryan took advantage of the situation before halftime as the Cowgirls went on a 12-2 run to lead 19-9 going to the locker room. Healdton managed to find its groove following the break as the Lady Bulldogs got to within four points at 29-25 in the third, before heading to the fourth down 30-25. Just 45 seconds into the fourth quarter the Lady Bulldogs had life down 31-27, but couldn’t get any closer down the stretch. Torree Wingo led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points in the game followed by Macey Howell with seven points, with Ramsey Webb scoring six points and Brynli Tucker adding five points. Girls Consolation Thackerville 54 Wilson 36 It was another tough game for the Lady Eagles from Willson as they were eliminated from the tournament thanks to the Thackerville Lady Wildcats in the consolation bracket. Wilson was down 13-4 at the end of the first quarter before being down 28-15 going to the locker room. Thackerville outscored the Lady Eagles 26-21 in the second half to claim the victory. Lexy Hodges and Emma Brooks led the scoring for Wilson with nine points apiece. Girls Consolation Elmore City-Pernell 41 Dickson JV 29 The Dickson Lady Comets junior varsity squad once again put in a spirited effort, but they were eventually eliminated against the Lady Badgers from Elmore City-Pernell in the consolation bracket. ECP led 11-8 at the end of the first quarter, before taking a 26-13 lead into the break. Dickson did manage to outscore the Lady Badgers 16-15 in the second half. Payton Eubank led the scoring for the Lady Comets with 11 points. Boys Semifinals Healdton 62 Elmore City-Pernell 53 Two teams who are very familiar with one another put on a classic display in the semifinals Friday as the Healdton Bulldogs won a fast paced contest against the Elmore City-Pernell Badgers. Both teams traded the lead throughout the first quarter, but it was the Badgers who took a 17-12 advantage into the second. Healdton though caught fire from the field as the Bulldogs stormed ahead before halftime to eventually lead 32-23. ECP took a late 41-40 lead in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs struck back to lead 42-41 going to the fourth. Healdton took the lead for good in the fourth quarter at the 4:00 mark at 50-49, outscoring the Badgers 12-4 down the stretch. Colton Pickelsimer led the Bulldogs with 16 points followed by Isaac Love with 12 points. Boys Semifinals Wilson 49 Lone Grove 39 After playing an overtime classic just a few days prior, the Wilson Eagles and Lone Grove Longhorns reacquainted themselves with one another Friday night. Wilson won a wild contest against the Longhorns, which featured multiple technical fouls and tons of physical play on both sides. An entertaining first half had both teams in the lead at one point or another, with Lone Grove eventually taking a 12-9 lead into the second quarter. Despite an offensive burst from the Eagles, it was Lone Grove still one step ahead going to the break as the Longhorns led 20-19. But in the third quarter it was all Eagles as they went on a 13-2 run to lead 33-22, before being outscored 17-16 in the fourth. Jeshua Miller led the Longhorns with 14 points followed by Cody McClennahan with nine points. Wilson was led by Logan Schaaf with 20 points followed by Kaden Forsythe with 17 points.