PRYOR, OK —
Junior Ryan Ogg will get one more season in his Tiger home whites, but he knew how important it was to get a home win for Pryor's lone senior, Danny Frailey, on senior night Monday.
Ogg, the Tigers' 6-foot-6 center, went for a career-high 24 points and 14 rebounds to help Pryor blow out visiting Grove, 59-38, at the Burdick Center in Pryor's regular-season finale.
"It was very important for us to get the win," Ogg said. "We are very glad to end the home season with a win, and we are focused and ready to start the playoffs."
Ogg scored 10 of his game-high point total and grabbed eight rebounds in the third quarter alone, and scored the highlight play of the night on an inbounds lob from Anthony Martinez early in the fourth quarter.
"The team was moving the ball," Ogg said. "And 21 (Grove's Chase Cookson) was getting easy to move around."
"We thought we could hurt them inside," Pryor head coach Russ Gilmore said. "We really tried to get it to him, and he was either finishing or getting on the foul line ... they didn't match up with him very well."
Ogg was supported by a combined 17 points from Robert Ross, Spencer Henson and Jaqwan Blalock, who sat out each of the last two games — both two-point losses — for various reasons.
Ross scored six points off the bench nursing a rolled ankle, while Henson scored seven points and collected seven rebounds. Blalock pulled down three boards and scored four points on a pair of putbacks.
Freshman Tyler Arnold scored six points and assisted Ross on a 3-pointer to make the score 26-14 late in the second quarter, the Tigers' largest lead of the first half. Pryor led by as many as 25 points in the rout.
Pryor held Ridgerunner Jake Spychalski to just eight points after his 30-point outburst against the Tigers Feb. 7 at Grove. Pryor held Spychalski scoreless in the second half.
"He's really quick and has a move we weren't ready for the first time [a 59-54 Pryor win]," Gilmore said. "We worked on that a lot, and he really didn't do much this time around."
Spychalski, Spencer Londagin and Ty Phillips all tied for team honors with eight points.
Frailey started and hit a pair of free throws in his final home game. He received the night's biggest round of applause when he checked out of the game late in the fourth quarter.
"He's a good kid. I wanted to get him a good game," Gilmore said. "I wanted the fans to recognize him, and the players. He's our leader, he's our captain, and he's deserving of any recognition he can get."