The Pryor Times

January 25, 2014

PIT: Adair defends tournament title

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

PRYOR, OK — Tournament MVP Kylie Looney scored 20 points to lead the Adair Lady Warriors past Vinita, 55-47, in the Pryor Invitational championship game Saturday at the Burdick Center.

All-tournament selections Keni Jo Lippe and Bailey Stephens each netted 14 points for Adair (15-1), which claimed its second-consecutive PIT trophy.

Adair, ranked first in Class 3A, has appeared in the tournament title game in each of its three tournaments this season, winning its own invitational and falling in the Tournament of Champions to Norman North in December.

The Lady Warriors ran out to an 18-9 lead after one quarter and added a point to their advantage in the second quarter for a double-digit cushion at halftime (32-22).

The Lady Hornets, ranked seventh in Class 4A, stayed at arm's length for much of the second half, but could never reduce the gap to fewer than five points.

All-tournament choice Carsyn Spurgeon scored 11 of her 19 points in the final quarter, but Lippe, Looney and Stephens combined for all of Adair's 14 fourth-quarter points to seal the win.

Lippe added eight rebounds and Stephens tallied four. Molly Kerr added seven points and six rebounds.

Kamry Chamberlain, Vinita's other all-tourney selection, racked up nine points.

Adair erases Vinita lead, falls short

PRYOR — The Adair boys spotted Vinita a big early lead, but their late rally fell just short, granting Vinita a 66-58 win in the Pryor Invitational fifth-place game Saturday.

The Hornets leapt to a 25-13 lead after one quarter on a Phillip Willis buzzer-beating triple. Adair (7-7) closed the gap to 33-27 midway through the third quarter before its lone all-tournament player, BJ Bradbury, was called for a controversial charge that could have cut the lead to three.

Riding the momentum of the angry crowd, Vinita's edge would grow to 16 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors, losers of six of their last seven, had one last run fueled by treys from Brock Martin, Bo Rogers and Jereme McCollum.

The Hornet lead shriveled to three (53-50) win just under three minutes to play, but a Gibson triple put the Hornets back on top by six, and Vinita hit enough free throws down the stretch to claim the win.

Rogers racked up 14 points, five steals and five boards to boost Adair. McCollum and Bradbury each pitched in a dozen points, and Martin poured in 11 off the bench.

All-tourney selection Zac King rolled up 21 points, six rebounds and dished out four helpers to lead Vinita. Willis added 18 points before fouling out late in the fourth.