Huskies top Trojans for 7th

BY Mike ErwinJournal-Capital

SPERRY — J.R. Young tallied 26 points Saturday to lead the Pawhuska Huskies over the Caney Valley Trojans, 83-57, in the first consolation game of the Sperry High School Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Three other Huskies also scored in double figures. Hayden Henley and Trey Redeagle collected 13 points apiece, while Trent Barnett added 12.

Young knocked down five three-point shots, including three in the second quarter when Pawhuska took control of the game by out-scoring the Trojans by a 25-12 margin. The 5-9 junior guard also grabbed eight rebounds, made three steals and blocked a shot.

Troy Gagan scored 25 for Caney Valley. His 10-point outburst in the opening period gave the Trojans an 18-17 advantage. After trailing by as many as six points early, the Huskies grabbed their first lead at 13-12 on a putback by Henley with 2:47 left in quarter No. 1.

The lead went back and forth on dueling treys by Young and Gagan and Young before the Trojans slipped ahead on a last-minute lay-in by Cooper Eden.

One minute into the second quarter, a steal and score by Young put Pawhuska in front for the duration. With Caney Valley battling to stay close, Young nailed a three-pointer before the halftime buzzer that put the Huskies up at the break, 42-30. In the third period, PHS pulled away by scoring 26 points compared to 10 for the Trojans.

Gagan made nine points in the second stanza and finished the contest with four three-pointers, while also collecting five steals. Caney Valley freshman Erick McLaughlin found the range on three long-range bombs in the final period.

Pawhuska out-rebounded the Trojans, 49 to 22 — which proved to be the critical factor. Henley snagged 10 boards for the Huskies and Barnett pulled down nine. Twenty of PHS’s rebounds came at their offensive end. Logan Hunt had six rebounds to lead Caney Valley.

A regular-season rematch between Huskies and Caney Valley will be played Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Pawhuska.

The PHS squad dropped its opener in tournament, 73-45, versus the host Sperry Pirates. In a losers-bracket game played Thursday, the locals lost to the Glenpool Warriors, 59-30.

Barnett led the Pawhuskans with eight points against Glenpool, while Young, Redeagle and William Merrell scored five apiece. Young also blocked three shots. The Warriors knocked down seven three-pointers, while the Huskies hit three — by Merrell, Young and Bailey Thompson.

Thompson represented the Huskies well in the tourney’s week-long free throw competition. The PHS senior hit eight of 10 tries Tuesday and Thursday and put through 10 of 15 on Saturday.

On Tuesday night, the Pawhuska hoops squads were to host the Dewey Bulldoggers in a double-feature at Oren Terrell Field House. The Huskies and Lady Huskies are slated to wrap up the 2014 portion of their hoops schedule this Friday night with road games against the Hominy Bucks.

Huskies 83, Trojans 57

Caney Valley: 18 - 12 - 10 - 17 — 57

Pawhuska: 17 - 25 - 26 - 15 — 83

Caney Valley Trojans (0-4)

Troy Gagan 25, Cooper Eden 10, Bailey Eden 5, Logan Hunt 2, Hunter Hines 0, Erick McLaughlin 9, Conner Parker 3, Christian Ballew 2, Matt Bullick 1. Head coach: Donnie Scott.

Pawhuska Huskies (2-4)

J.R. Young 26, Trey Redeagle 13, Hayden Henley 13, Trent Barnett 12, William Merrell 2, Matheu Rector 8, Bailey Thompson 3, Mathew Taft 2, Dayton Kilpatrick 2, Tristen Tucker 2, Lance Harden 0, Brandon Hicks 0. Head coach: Monty Unruh.

Warriors 59, Huskies 30

Glenpool: 19- 8 -15- 17 — 59

Pawhuska: 7 - 8 - 7 - 8 — 30

Glenpool Warriors (3-2)

Ross Smith 19, Colton Kane 12, Caleb Ranford 8, Tyler Winters 5, Darrin Smith 4, Nick Nurdock 4, Derek Hill 3, Daniel Johnson 2, Seth Harjo 2. Coach: Doug Winters.

Pawhuska Huskies (1-3)

Trent Barnett 8, William Merrell 5, J.R. Young 5, Trey Redeagle 5, Hayden Henley 4, Bailey Thompson 3, Lance Harden 0, Tucker Helmer 0, Brandon Hicks 0, Tristen Tucker 0. Coach: Monty Unruh.