The Pryor Times

January 25, 2014

PIT: Tigers falter late

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

PRYOR, OK — Pryor never trailed until the final three minutes of a heartbreaking 53-49 loss to Berryhill Friday in a Pryor Invitational contest at the Burdick Center.

The Tigers (5-7) wasted a huge game from Ryan Ogg, whose 23 points and 15 rebounds were both game-highs.

Pryor led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but the Chiefs closed the margin to six (23-17) at the break. After chipping away two more points in the third quarter, Berryhill got its first lead of the game, 46-44, with 2:14 to play on an Anthony Mayberry 3-pointer.

Pryor’s Tyler Arnold answered with a 3 of his own, but Mayberry answered right back to put the Chiefs up 49-47 inside of a minute. The Tigers were forced to waste several seconds reaching the necessary seven fouls to put Berryhill in the free-throw bonus.

Mayberry notched 22 points for Berryhill, which will face Locust Grove in Saturday’s title game. Chandler Moczygemba recorded 12 and Miguel Rosas chipped in 11.

Arnold and Anthony Martinez each scored seven points for Pryor, which will take on Collinsville in a third-place game Saturday at 5:45 p.m. The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 53-50 in overtime earlier this month.

Every Pryor game but one has been decided by 10 points or less; nine have been decided by seven or less and three have been decided by three points.

Berryhill hampers Tigerettes' progress

PRYOR — The Pryor girls stayed winless after a 38-27 loss to Berryhill Friday in Pryor Invitational Tournament action at the Burdick Center.

Pryor (0-11) opened up a 15-4 lead late in the first half and headed into the locker room with a 17-14 lead, its first halftime lead of the season. The Lady Chiefs, ranked 16th in Class 4A, needed a big turnaround in the second half to escape with the win.

Alyissa Harry played a career game for Pryor, leading all scorers with 13 points and racking up a double-double with 11 rebounds.

Jessica Boone and Maddie Rogers combined for 13 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Berryhill, which will take on Adair for the tournament title Saurday.

Hunter Gilstrap grabbed nine rebounds and scored six points for the Tigerettes, who will battle Collinsville for fifth place at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.