FORT GIBSON – An ugly win is still a win. Fort Gibson’s Kayci Glover and Kabree Edgmon’s free-throws with under a minute left to play in the game, sealed the win over Stilwell 53-48 in the Old Fort Classic Thursday night at John Harrison Field House.
Fort Gibson will play Bartlesville Saturday in the championship game at 7 p.m.
Stilwell charged back from a 32-20 halftime deficit, connecting on 56 percent of their shots in the second half while the Lady Tigers shot an uncharacteristic 20 percent from the field while committing 14 turnovers.
“We were sloppy the whole game,” said a frustrated Coach Jerry Walker. “We didn’t do the little things and we ended up in a dog fight.”
Stilwell’s Caylin Livers made it a game when she delivered a 3-point bomb from the top of the key to tie the game at 43-43 with 4:28 left in the final quarter.
Two minutes later Plizia Bishop gave the Lady Indians their first lead of the night 48-46. But the Lady Tigers’ Cailey Cunningham nailed a short jumper and free-throw to put the home team back up for good 49-48. From there Glover and Edgmon sealed the win.
|FORT GIBSON 53, STILWELL 48 (GIRLS)|
|STILWELL – Plizia Bishop 15, Caylin Livers 21, Laurn Issacs 8, Jayee Soap 6, Julia Brunner 4, Taneika Duncan 2, Desirae Scott 1|
|FORT GIBSON (13-0) – Zoe Shieldnight 14, Cailey Cunningham 13, Ali Christie 8, Kabree Edgmon 7, Kayci Glover 4, Alexis Wright 3, Danielle Johnson 3, Carlee Fryar 1|
The Fort Gibson inside tandem of Seth Martin and Kyle Dortch doomed Keys, as the pair led the Tigers to a 75-32 victory in the second round of the Old Fort Classic Thursday night at John Harrison Field House.
Fort Gibson will play in the Championship game Saturday night a 8:30 p.m. against the Stilwell-Okay winner.
“Everything looks good when you are shooting well,” said Tiger coach Gary Hendrix. “This team is very balanced and everyone can score, they play unselfish play.”
Martin and Dortch were the workhorses early for the Tigers as they both posted six points in the first quarter, keying a 10-0 run midway through the quarter, giving Ft. Gibson a 21-7 lead.
Carson Calavan went to work in the second quarter pumping in a pair of 3-pointers and build the lead entering half 40-20.
High scorer Jace Shepherd kept the Tigers rolling with 11 of his 16 points in the third quarter as Ft Gibson coasted from there on out to the win.
Martin finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as Dortch and Calavan each had 14 points on the night.
|FORT GIBSON 75, KEYS 32 (BOYS)|
|KEYS – Hunter Stratton 10, Kylar Stilwell 8, Matt Huffman 5, Stan Eubanks 2, Mike Gray 2, Sam Hunt 2, Chris Nofire 2|
|FORT GIBSON (13-0) – Jace Shepherd 16, Seth Martin 15, Carson Calavan 14, Kyle Dortch 14, Rico Ybarra 6, Jorden Brown 4, Andrew Rumbley 4, Dyllan Perkin 2|