MARIETTA — As day two of the Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament commenced on Friday, several area teams looked to book their places in the finals of their respective brackets.
MARIETTA — As day two of the Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament commenced on Friday, several area teams looked to book their places in the finals of their respective brackets. Girls Semifinals Marietta 41 Healdton 34 With the chance to play in the finals of their own tournament at stake, the Marietta Lady Indians took full advantage of their opportunity against Healdton. Marietta used a balanced scoring attack to win a narrow contest against the Lady Bulldogs, earning their sixth win of the season, which matches the total from all of last year. After the first quarter it was the Lady Indians leading 11-5, before taking a 21-12 advantage into the locker room for halftime. Following the third quarter it was the Lady Indians leading 30-23, as Marietta finished the game off with an 11-7 run in the fourth. Macey Howell led the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points followed by Torree Wingo with 10 points. Toriauna Douglass led Marietta with 18 points followed by Haven Matthews and Mady Hicks each with six points. Dickson 64 Madill 51 For the second straight game, the Dickson Lady Comets put on a solid offensive display. This time however, it earned them a trip to the finals. Dickson scored 22 points in the first quarter as the Lady Comets took care of the Madill Lady Wildcats in the other girls semifinal contest. Madill found itself down 34-17 going into the halftime break, before both teams scored 18 points in the third quarter. Madill managed to outscore Dickson 13-12 in the fourth quarter. Sienna Young led the Lady Comets with 18 points followed by Kayden Barton with 13 points and Audrey Young with 11 points, and Makayla Smith with nine points. Jayden Weiberg led all scorers for the Lady Wildcats with 21 points, with Braylee Schneider scoring 13 points. Boys Semifinals Healdton 62 Marietta 51 Tournament finals and the Healdton Bulldogs are beginning to go hand-in-hand this season. Friday night the Bulldogs booked their place in their second straight finals this year, as they held off a strong challenge from the Marietta Indians. The Indians had a strong offensive night from Garrett Morgan who paced Marietta with 27 points. But it was Healdton who came out fast in the first quarter with a 22-9 run, before taking a 36-17 advantage into the halftime break. Marietta responded with a 15-10 third quarter run to close the gap to 46-32, before outscoring the Bulldogs 19-16 in the fourth. Colton Pickelsimer led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Madill 53 Pilot Point (TX) 52 If there was ever such a thing as a big victory, the Madill Wildcats picked it up Friday night. Madill endured and survived a tough contest against a very game Bearcats squad from Pilot Point. At the end of the first quarter the Bearcats led 16-13, before a 12-9 run by the Wildcats evened the score at 25-25 going into the break. The Wildcats grabbed a narrow three point lead going to the fourth thanks to a 15-12 run in the third, before being outscored 15-13 in the fourth. Miguel Duran led the Wildcats with 16 points in the game followed by Asa Robertson with 11 points. Girls Consolation Semifinals Ardmore JV 51 Turner 30 Less than 24 hours after giving the Dickson Lady Comets a challenge, the Ardmore Lady Tigers JV team showed it was no fluke as they took down the Turner Lady Falcons in the consolation semifinals. Ardmore led 10-9 after the first quarter, before going on a 20-7 run to end the first half and lead 30-16. Turner managed to outscore the Lady Tigers 9-6 in the third quarter, but Ardmore finished the game off in style with a 15-4 fourth quarter run. Alex Westfall led the Lady Falcons with 12 points followed by Hope Hill with eight points. Chloe Rucker led Ardmore with 15 points followed by Jakirah Bennett with eight points. Thackerville 40 Springer 28 It was another rough day at the office for the Springer Lady Cardinals as they were defeated by the Thackerville Lady Wildcats. Springer was down 17-8 after the first quarter before going into the break facing a 26-16 deficit. The Lady Cardinals were outscored 8-6 in the third, before both teams scored six points in the fourth. Cadence Shelly led Springer with 14 points in the game followed by Kailee Lathum with 10 points. Boys Consolation Semifinals Dickson 73 Thackerville 22 Less than 24 hours after letting a late lead slip away against Healdton, the Dickson Comets took out some frustration on the Thackerville Wildcats. Dickson scored 16 points in the first quarter as the Comets rolled into the consolation finals with a blowout victory. DHS led 16-5 at the end of the first quarter before taking a 39-15 advantage into the break. The Comets managed to outscore the Wildcats 34-7 in the second half. Charles Wright led the Comets with 26 points in the game followed by Mason Apala with 16 points. Springer 59 Turner 54 Two teams who are more than familiar with one another met up in the other boys consolation semifinal contest, as the Cardinals managed to escape with a narrow five point victory over the Falcons. Springer led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter before an 18-10 run gave them a 31-19 advantage going into the break. But the Falcons responded with a 17-12 run in the third quarter, before being outscoring Springer 18-16 in the fourth. Tyler Campbell led the Falcons with 24 points in the game. Mickey Hunnicutt led the Cardinals with 20 points followed by Malik Brown with 19 points.