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Turner sweeps Thackerville; Springer Cardinals roll vs.Temple

Evan Grice

With the upcoming conference tournament on the horizon, the Turner Lady Falcons decided to get a little extra work in Tuesday night on the road against Thackerville.

Turner managed to survive a wild overtime thriller against the Lady Wildcats, winning 46-42, bringing them to 7-4 overall and giving them their second straight victory.

Thackerville led 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, before a 15-9 run gave the Lady Falcons a 21-18 advantage going to the halftime break.

But the Lady Wildcats came back with a 12-6 run in the third quarter to regain the lead, before a 13-10 run by Turner in the fourth tied the game at 40-40, sending the game to overtime.

Turner took control in the extra session, outscoring Thackerville 6-2 to win the game. 

Miranda Crespo led the scoring for Turner with 19 points followed by Tallie Tynes with 12 points, and Kodi Durst with six points. 

Turner will be taking on Maysville in the opening round of the South Central Conference tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Turner High School. 

Girls

Ringling 44 Empire 40 

It was a first win for the Ringling Lady Blue Devils and new head coach Tanner Koons on Tuesday night as the girls in blue won a narrow contest against the Empire Lady Bulldogs. 

At the end of the first quarter it was all square at 11-11, before Empire took a three point lead into the break after an 11-8 second quarter run.

Both teams scored seven points in the third quarter, before Ringling won the game down the stretch with an 18-11 run in the fourth.

Kelsea Thompson led the scoring with 14 points for Ringling followed by Sydney Southward with 13 points and Mariah Martin with 10 points. 

Jaycee Porter and Jade Millian each had 14 points apiece to lead Empire. 

Boys

Turner 56 Thackerville 27 

A second straight victory overall was in the cards for the Turner Falcons Tuesday night, who geared up for the SCC tournament with a victory over the Thackerville Wildcats.

These two teams will also meet in the first round of the tournament on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Turner.

The game was also special for Falcons player Tyler Campbell, who scored 10 points to officially pass the 1,000 point mark for his career at Turner High School. 

Turner had a balanced offensive attack in the game, scoring 26 points in both the first and second halves combined. 

Hunter Johnston led the Falcons with 17 points in the game followed by Devin Davis with 14 points, and Ridge Parker with 10 points. 

Durant 44 Plainview 41 

It was a slow start to the new year for the Planview Indians, who fell on the road against the Durant Lions by three points. 

Plainview led 8-4 after the first quarter, and built a 20-11 advantage going to the break.

But an 18-4 third quarter run by the Lions put them in front at 29-24, before Plainview tried to rally in the fourth with a 17-15 fourth quarter run.

Blake Nowell led the scoring for Plainview with 17 points followed by Cason Dillon with eight points. 

Ringling 45 Empire 18 

It was smooth sailing at home for the Ringling Blue Devils at home against the Empire Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Ringling jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter, before outscoring the Bulldogs 8-4 before halftime. 

The Blue Devils cruised to the victory in the second half by outscoring the Bulldogs 25-9.

Coty Scott led the scoring for Ringling with 14 points. 

Springer 60 Temple 16 

The good times kept on rolling for the Springer Cardinals Tuesday night at Temple, as they moved to 8-3 on the season with a blowout victory over the Temple Tigers on the road. 

Springer led 19-9 after the first quarter, before the Cardinals went on a 27-1 to take a commanding lead into the break.

Things slowed down in the third as the Cardinals outscored Temple 8-3, before scoring six points in the fourth.

Mickey Hunnicutt led the scoring for Springer with 31 points. 

Pauls Valley 78 Davis 49 

The Davis Wolves had a tough night at home Tuesday against the Pauls Valley Panthers, as they were defeated at the Pete Byrd Sports Complex. 

Pauls Valley led 13-10 after the first quarter, before an 18-13 run gave the Panthers a 31-23 advantage going to the break.

In the third quarter the Panthers turned it up offensively as they outscored Davis 28-14, before ending the game on a 19-12 run.

Dakota Bridenstine and Colin Dulaney led the Wolves scoring with nine points apiece. 

In other action from Tuesday night, the Wilson Eagles boys team was defeated 43-33 at Waurika, while the Wilson girls team was defeated 42-27 against Waurika on the road.