It’s the last two weeks of the regular season, and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association is scheduled to release is Class 2A and 3A high school basketball district pairings Friday.
This week, Pawhuska’s boys and girls basketball teams played Wesleyan Christian School in Bartlesville on Tuesday. See the Pawhuska Journal-Capital’s website for those scores. Friday night, the Lady Huskies and Huskies host their final home game of the regular season when Newkirk comes to Oren Terrill Field House. The Lady Huskies tip at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game following. The Newkirk game will be senior night for PHS.
PHS closes out the regular season with two road contests. They play at Pawnee High School on Feb. 6, and close at Barnsdall on Feb. 9.
PHS girls basketball
The Lady Huskies (11-7) are riding a two-game winning streak, and have won three of their last five games.
Pawhuska defeated Hominy, 47-42, on Jan. 22. Friday night, the PHS rolled to a 46-33 victory over the Dewey Lady Bulldoggers at Dewey.
In the Dewey game, the Pawhuska girls pulled away in the third quarter to earn the series split with Dewey.
On Jan. 5 in Pawhuska, the Lady Bulldoggers came away with a 55-46 victory. Thursday night at Dewey, the contest was close throughout the first half. Pawhuska held a 19-15 lead at the break. The Lady Huskies outscored their counterparts, 16-5, in the third stanza.
Six Pawhuska players scored in the decisive stanza. Kyleigh Reibel scored two buckets, and Shelby Bute and Arianna Soliano each added 3-pointers.
The Lady Bulldoggers mounted a small comeback in the final frame — outscoring the Lady Huskies 13-11 to make the final 46-33.
Alyssa Reynolds led the Pawhuska scoring attack with 11. Riebel and Sierra Sellers each had seven.
Two Lady Bulldoggers — Madi Lawrence and Karissa Jones scored nine apiece. Addison Moll added seven.
PHS boys basketball
The Huskies are 1-1 in the last two games, following a 79-56 loss Friday against Dewey. Pawhuska beat the Hominy Bucks, 63-39 on Jan. 22. Pawhuska is 2-3 in its last five games.
In Dewey, four Bulldogger scored in double figures Thursday night to lead Dewey to a series sweep of the Pawhuska Huskies Thursday night.
The Bulldoggers only won by two, 64-62, in the Jan. 5 game at Pawhuska. What a difference 20 days makes, the Bulldoggers were never threatened Thursday, winning 79-58.
The only constant between the two games was Dewey’s 3-point scoring. Thursday night, the Dewey hit eight from 3-point land. Dewey also hit eight treys on Jan. 5 in Pawhuska.
Dewey’s Blayz Rippy hit two 3-pointers to start the game. Pawhuska responded with a couple of 2-point buckets. It was a 6-4 game at the 6:54 mark of the first. Then Pawhuska hit a nearly 2 minute scoring drought, allowing Dewey to build its lead to 10-4. Pawhuska’s Matthew Miles hit a 3-pointer to narrow the gap to 10-7 with 5:11 left. The Huskies, however, would score only one more bucket in the quarter. Dewey’s 16-2 run iced the game for the Doggers. They led 26-12 after the first.
The Dewey lead ballooned to 20 — 46-26 — at the half.
Caston Frye led all Dewey scorers with 18. Blyz Rippy and Colby Hanley contributed 17, each. Hayden Thornton chipped in 10.
Pawhuska was paced by Evan Frye’s 17 points. Braydon Willson was the only other PHS player in double figures with 11.