The Pryor Times


January 11, 2014

LGI Semis: Pirates, Cardinals into final


LOCUST GROVE, OK — Rainbolt, Keys outmuscle Chouteau

LOCUST GROVE — The Keys Lady Cougars used 17 points from Sydni Rainbolt to blow open a close game after halftime and trip Chouteau, 54-37, in a consolation semifinal Friday at the Bank of Locust Grove Invitational.

Chouteau (1-8) trailed 25-23 at the half and led 27-26 early in the third quarter before Rainbolt and Jaylee Young (13 points) fueled a huge run. Keys ended the game on a 28-10 spurt and led by as many as 21 points in the second half.

The Ladycats’ Allison Grossman led all scorers with 19 points. Teammate Karlee Alberty added 10 points.

Keys was forced to forfeit its first-round game against Salina due to a weather-related school closure. The Lady Cougars advance to play the Fort Gibson junior varsity for the consolation title Saturday at      1 p.m.

Chouteau falls into a seventh-place rematch vs. Westville. The Lady Yellowjackets defeated Chouteau in a seventh-place game at the Adair Invitational Tournament in December. The Ladycats and Lady Yellowjackets are slated to tip off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.

Westville forced to forfeit

LOCUST GROVE — The Salina boys advanced to Saturday’s Bank of Locust Grove Invitational consolation title game by virtue of a Westville forfeit Friday.

According to Ronnie Maple, Locust Grove boys head coach and tournament organizer, the Westville club was forced to forfeit after suspending the majority of the team for violating school rules. The Yellowjackets were not left with enough players to travel.

It was the third forfeit of the plagued tournament, which saw two first-round games canceled for weather considerations.

Salina will play Keys, which knocked off the Fort Gibson JV 60-38 in Friday’s other consolation semifinal, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to close its tournament run.

In other second-round action Friday, the Fort Gibson junior varsity girls earned a berth in the consolation title game by edging Westville, 39-32.

Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.

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