McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local Sports

January 22, 2014

Pitt 8 Tournament, Day 2

Two-seeds win; Warriors upset Cougars

(Continued)

McALESTER —

With the win, Haileyville advanced to Thursday’s semifinal against Kiowa at 8:40 p.m. Canadian plays Pittsburg in Friday’s consolation semifinal at 5:50 p.m.

Lady Bulldogs 54, Demonettes 19:

The Savanna Lady Bulldogs defense forced turnover after turnover, then their transition game led to easy layup after easy layup.

For a team that’s struggled to score at times this season, there’s nothing like solid defense to make life easier for the Lady Bulldogs’ shooters.

Feeding off the fastbreak, Savanna guard Destiny Raleigh scored 19 points, helping the Lady Bulldogs beat the Crowder Demonettes 54-19 in the first round of the Pitt 8 on Tuesday.

“We played better defense tonight,” Savanna coach Diane Inman said.

“This game was a good game for them because they were able to see a lot of stuff that we’ve been working on, and see it paying off with easy baskets.”

Savanna jumped out to an 8-0 lead to start the game, then proceeded to outscore Crowder 21-3 in the first quarter, effectively ending the game in just eight minutes. Raleigh got Savanna on the board with a steal that turned into a layup, then Jordin Wilson sank a free throw on Savanna’s next possession to make it 3-0.

Crowder missed its next shot, then Wilson found Abby Mabray for a layup. A steal by Payton Little led to Wilson knocking down a 3-pointer that made it 8-0 before Kylee Bennett finally got Crowder on the board with a jump shot.

Savanna answered on its next possession, with Justice Smith scoring off an offensive rebound. Another steal by Little then led to a halfcourt pass from Raleigh to Smith for a layup and a 12-2 lead.

Wilson came up with a steal on Crowder’s next possession, and on the opposite end Raleigh knocked down a 3-pointer. A defensive rebound led to another fastbreak basket from Little, then Wilson’s steal later turned into a layup by Mabray that made it 19-2 Savanna.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Local duo wins night-fishing tournament

    Overcoming an injury makes a victory all the sweeter, and local fishermen Larry Owens and Lester Wray got to experience that at a July 12 night-fishing tournament at Lake Eufaula.

    July 29, 2014

  • Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley Two McAlester Sluggers head to Florida

    Thanks to their speed, incoming McAlester freshmen Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley will get to compete with the Midwest 14-Under All American Team at the United States Specialty Sports Association’s All American Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.
     

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danny and Grant Kelley Locals bowl for charity

    Brecken Wagner, a local attorney and member of the Pittsburg County Bar Association, continued his organization’s fundraising legacy Friday, when his “Pins for Awareness” bowling tournament took place at Great Balls of Fire in McAlester.

    July 27, 2014 5 Photos

  • Savanna physicals and football camp upcoming

    Savanna Public Schools will hold physicals for male athletes in grades seven through 12 on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Savanna High School cafeteria.

    July 26, 2014

  • NaShay Alexander Lady Miners come back against Cowgirls

    The Hartshorne Lady Miners sent eight to the plate in the bottom of the third inning, scoring six runs to come back and beat the Kiowa Cowgirls 7-5 in Thursday’s summer league game at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.
     

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Megan Jernigen and Taylor Jones Lady Hornets edge Lady Buffs

    Megan Jernigen’s two-run inside-the-park home run gave the Stuart Lady Hornets the only lead they’d need, eventually beating the McAlester Lady Buffaloes 3-1 Thursday at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.

    July 25, 2014 5 Photos

  • Lindy Morgan EOSC names Morgan new cheer coach

    Eastern Oklahoma State College has selected Lindy Morgan of Wilburton to lead the college’s new co-educational competitive cheerleading program.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Disc golf takes local overseas

    Local disc golfer Matt House shot a five-over 197 for the first three rounds, missed the cut for the finals and finished tied for 84th in the Professional Disc Golf Association’s European Masters tournament July 17-20 in Stockholm, Sweden.

    July 25, 2014

  • Softball Complex Maintenance Crew 1 Softball Complex field crews hard at work

    Rain has been an ongoing issue for softball leagues this summer, but Pittsburg County Softball Complex director Randy Norman and his crew have done everything they can to drain the fields and hold games four nights a week.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • The Earthtones take stage tonight

    Tonight, McAlester will have an opportunity to enjoy some new age folk music at Rotary Park at the amphitheater.

    July 24, 2014

Poll

Do you agree with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision?

Yes
No
     View Results
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.