The Pryor Times

December 14, 2013

Jerry Oquin: Gilmore hits milestones in win

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

PRYOR, OK — The Pryor boys picked up their first win of the season, a 51-48 decision over Oologah, Friday night in a Jerry Oquin Tournament consolation semifinal.

The win was Russ Gilmore's first as the Pryor head coach, as well as his 700th overall.

Tyler Bradshaw scored all five of his points in the decisive fourth quarter. Bradshaw knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:20 to play to give Pryor a 47-44 lead, one they would not relinquish.

Bradshaw converted both ends of a one-and-one with 26.2 seconds to go, giving Pryor a 49-44 edge. Oologah's Levi Potter knocked down a bucket with 16 ticks left. Robert Ross hit a pair of free throws with 10.1 on the clock to put Pryor on top 51-46. Kolton Kitterman added a meaningless jumper as time expired for the final margin.

Ross netted a team-high 16 points and dished out three assists. Danny Frailey punched in nine points. Bradshaw and Tyler Arnold each passed out three assists, and Zaph Bobb pulled down eight boards, all in the first half.

Oologah's Breyden Despain led all scorers with 19 but was shut out in the fourth quarter, which Pryor won 16-8. The Tigers held a 26-23 lead at halftime but lost the third quarter, 17-9.

Now 1-2 on the season, Pryor will face Tahlequah Sequoyah in Saturday's fifth-place game.

Sequoyah's 30-1 run crushes Tigerettes

INOLA — Tahlequah Sequoyah stifled an early Pryor push and ran past the Tigerettes, 62-25, Friday night in a Jerry Oquin Tournament consolation semifinal.

Pryor (0-3) was down just 9-5 midway through the first quarter, but 3A No. 3 Sequoyah went on a 30-1 run into the second quarter to end any chance of an upset. Pryor shot just 10-of-34 (29 percent) from the field and 4-of-10 from the line. Sequoyah shot 46 percent as a team and hit 14 of 20 foul shots.

Sammy Gordon's seven points led the Tigerettes, who will take on the loser of Friday's Oologah-Catoosa game for seventh place Saturday. Hunter Gilstrap added six points and five rebounds. Bailee Hillman and Shannon Beasley each pitched in four.