The Pryor Times


November 29, 2012

Locust Grove crushes Salina

LOCUST GROVE — Locust Grove’s Head Boys’ Basketball Coach Ronnie Maple continued his perfect record against county rival Salina Tuesday night.

His team began the season with a win by beating the Wildcats 72-28.

“It’s always good to start off the season with a win,” Maple said. “Playing a lot of young kids, I thought we started off kind of slow. You could tell the nerves of the kids, just being the first game of the year and a lot of them their first varsity experience, but as the game went on I thought they did a really good job of settling down and getting their shot lined out. So hopefully by the next game, and the next game and the next... they start relaxing and start playing like they did towards the middle and end of the game.”

    Ten freshmen and sophomores experienced time on the court Tuesday night for Locust Grove. Sophomores Tyler Rowland and Colton Pike started for the Pirates, combining for 16 points.

Freshman forward Jason Pirtle accounted for two steals and four rebounds. However, experience still had the upper hand for the Pirates.

Senior point guard David Stone scored 23 points to lead the Pirates in scoring. Senior small forward Reed Bryant pulled in seven rebounds and stole the ball three times. Wildcats’ point guard Cale Backward led Salina scoring with 12 points.

“They’re (Salina) a good basketball team. We just played really well and we got some good players that have been here and kept that going and we got some players coming that will keep that tradition going,” Maple said about being undefeated against Salina.

Locust Grove will play Salina later in the season, Feb. 4, at Salina.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • adair abbey stephens.jpg Adair aiming high in 2014

    Adair's Lady Warriors will have plenty of chances to earn respect and a shot at the program's third straight regional tournament appearance in 2013.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • dirtseller pirtle.JPG Locals take their game nationwide

    Five Locust Grove Pirates represented the United States over the weekend at the USA Football 16U/17U National Development Games in Towson, Md.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patterson, McIntire named to rosters

    Salina's Cullen Patterson and Locust Grove's Cameron McIntire have been selected as replacements for this week's Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State events in Tulsa.

    July 27, 2014

  • kegley mug.jpg Pryor's Kegley serving with purpose

    Pryor's Taylor Kegley always knew he was destined for a career of service.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chouteau approves athletic upgrades

    Chouteau High School is getting a head start on making upgrades to its athletic facilities.

    July 22, 2014

  • doty mug web.jpg Ex-Tiger Doty adjusting on and off the field

    Former Pryor Tiger Christian Doty joined the Oklahoma Baptist University football team for its first season in 73 years in 2013, and rejoined the team Friday to begin preparations for the school's sophomore season.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • lococo.jpg Wildcats marching to their own beat

    After spring sports finished, Salina head coach Matt Williams had a peculiar message for his football team.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tigers earn top seed, fall in semis

    Pryor's improved passing game was on display again Monday, as the Tigers traveled to Hilldale for a 7-on-7 tournament and finished in the tourney's top four.

    July 15, 2014

  • IMG_9538KRT.jpg Summer Nationals returns to Chouteau Bend

    After a year-long hiatus, the Mid-America Summer Nationals drag boat races will return to Chouteau Bend.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • brock taylor.JPG Pirates slowed at 7-on-7 showcase

    Locust Grove went head-to-head against some of the best skill players in the region last weekend at the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase in Springdale, Ark.

    July 14, 2014 2 Photos