By Mike Tupa


mtupa@examiner-enterprise.com


Caney Valley High School’s girls basketball team appears to have rode out the storm.


After having lost four-in-a-row from Jan. 23-Feb. 2, the Lady Trojans (17-5) have hammered out two consecutive blockbuster victories, including Friday’s 31-point win at Dewey, 62-31.


And, they did it in historic fashion, as senior Gavriel Myers surpassed the 1,000-point career mark on her way to the 24-point night.


Chenoa Webb added nine points and Preslee Cooper scored eight to round out Caney Valley’s Big Three.


Addison Moll netted 11 points to top Dewey, followed by Madi Lawrence with six. Karissa Jones and Ashlee Bridges contributed four points apiece.


Caney Valley took charge in the first quarter, outscoring Dewey, 13-6. By halftime, the Lady Trojans owned a double-digit advantage, 25-12.


“I thought our defense played really well the first half,” said Caney Valley head coach Deric Longan. “In the third quarter when they pressed we were able to open up the game offensively. The last couple of games we’ve been shooting the ball not only better but we’re shooting confidently.”


He Caney Valley Lady Trojans close out the regular season with a roadtrip Monday to Chelsea.


Dewey will be home Tuesday against the Caney Valley (Kan.) Lady Bullpups in the regular season finale.


Caney Valley 62, Dewey 31


Caney Valley 13-12-26-11—62


Dewey 6-6-15-4—31


Caney Valley


Gavy Myers 24, Chenoa Webb 9, Preslee Cooper 8, Paige Urquhart 7, Hanna Jones 7, Kaitlyn Clemons 6, Anna Young 1.


Dewey


Addison Moll 11, Madi Lawrence 6, Karissa Jones 4, Ashlee Bridges 4, Tristan Hinkle 2, Cheyenne Atterberry 2, Reagan Phelps 2.


Barnsdall 53, Foyil 45


When it really counted, the Barnsdall Lady Panthers proved their true mettle.


Just three weeks after they lost by 19 points (45-26) to Foyil, the Lady Panthers turned roared back in Friday’s opening round of the Class A districts, in Barnsdall.


The loss ended Foyil’s season while Barnsdall advanced to the district championship game and the regionals.


“We played well in the first half,” said Barnsdall head coach about his team’s 30-17 lead at intermission. “In the third quarter we didn’t play nearly as well.”


Foyil whittled Barnsdall’s lead back down to six points, 36-30, during the period.


But, Barnsdall snapped back to outscore Foyil in the fourth quarter, 17-15, and nail down the do-or-done win.


Kinnley Bloomfield and Khailey Sofian each scored 13 points to lead Barnsdall; Sofian also pulled down a team-best seven rebounds, while Bloomfield led with six steals.


Courtney Berry added six boards and Bailey Walker amassed four steals.


Morgan Valliere poured in 21 points — in a valiant effort — for Foyil.


Barnsdall 53, Foyil 45


Foyil 10-7-13-15—45


Barnsdall 10-20-6-17—53


Foyil


Morgan Valliere 21


Barnsdall


Kinnley Bloomfield 13, Khailey Sofian 13, Jaydon Mackey 9, Bailey Walker 9, Courtney Berry 5, Kyndal LeFlore 4.


Caney (Kan.) 55, Nowata 45


Despite a stellar 19-point performance by Kennedy Downing — who hit 7-of-8 free throws — the Nowata Lady Ironmen couldn’t keep pace with the Caney Valley (Kan.) Lady Pups.


The main reason?


Brea Buoy.


The Caney Valley senior poured in 25 points — with 12-of-17 shooting from the charity stripe — to energize her offense.


Lyndon Nunneley added 14 points, followed by Liz Rogers with 10.


Rounding out Nowata’s top three scorers were Sage Collins with seven points and Jordan Lewis with six.


Nowata surged out of the starting gate on a dead gallop, stampeding to a 13-6 lead.


But, Caney Valley found a burst of zip in the second quarter to bolt to a 25-19 halftime lead.


And, the Lady Pups never looked back.


“Our team played hard, led by guards Buoy and Nunneley,” said Lady Pup head coach Emily Washburn.


Caney Valley 55, Nowata 45


Caney Valley 6-19-15-15—55


Nowata 13-6-9-17—45


Caney Valley


Sydney Rogers 3, Lyndon Nunneley 14, Heaven Mayfield 2, Brea Buoy 25, Liz Rogers 10, Montana Owens 1.


Nowata


Calli Smith 4, Baylee Parker 2, Kennedy Downing 19, Sage Collins 7, Alexa Atkinson 5, Jordan Lewis 6, Joelia Clark 2.