The Pryor Times

February 3, 2014

Tigerettes let late lead slip at Miami

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

MIAMI, OK — The Pryor girls led Miami with 30 seconds to go, but a late trey by the Lady Wardogs' Kelcee Welch propelled Miami to a 63-60 win Saturday.

The heartbreaking result kept Pryor winless on the season, though the Tigerettes have had several strong showings recently, starting with a six-point loss at Coweta Jan. 28 and a 47-43 defeat at the hands of Class 5A No. 10 Bishop Kelley Jan. 31.

Four Tigerettes scored in double-figures in Pryor's best offensive output of the season.

Hunter Gilstrap scored nine of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, while Rachel Zumstein added 12 points. Ofy Chavoya netted 11 points and Sammy Gordon pitched in 10.

Nursing a 60-59 lead with 1:08 to go, Welch drained her triple to put the Lady Wardogs on top. Welch finished with a game-high 27 points.

Pryor fell behind 24-14 after eight minutes, but battled back to take a lead in the fourth quarter for the first time this season.

Pryor will keep looking for its first win of the year tonight when it hosts Tahlequah. Tip is slated for 6 p.m.

Juniors help Tigers complete season sweep

MIAMI — Pryor juniors Robert Ross and Ryan Ogg blasted Miami for 40 points to lead the Tigers past the Wardogs, 72-60, Saturday at the Miami Activities Center.

Ross notched a game-high 23 points and drained five 3-pointers for the Tigers (7-8), who outscored the Wardogs 17-9 in the game's final frame to seal the win.

Ogg netted 17 points and provided a tough inside presence, something the Tigers lacked when they hosted Miami Dec. 20. Pryor still won that contest, 68-58.

Freshman Tyler Arnold scored 11 points and Anthony Martinez chipped in nine to help the Tigers offset Wardog Beau Bussey's 19 points.

Bussey, Summers and Ben Osborn combined for six 3-pointers in the third quarter to put late pressure on the Tigers.

Pryor shot 70 percent from the line (14-of-20) while the Wardogs made less than half (6-of-13).