Huskies fall to Dewey following CV win

Mike ErwinJournal-Capital
Huskies fall to Dewey following CV win

The Pawhuska Huskies staked a double-digit advantage midway through the first quarter and rolled to a 58-39 high school basketball triumph over the Caney Valley Trojans in a game played last Tuesday night, Jan. 6, at Oren Terrill Field House.

The Huskies held a 19-6 advantage at the end of the opening period. Pawhuska senior Trey Redeagle led the early surge with six points, four rebounds and three steals and junior Hayden Henley scored seven while adding two rebounds, a steal and an assist.

PHS stretched its lead to 20 points (34-14) at halftime. Caney Valley’s attempt for a third-quarter rally was neutralized by Huskies’ junior guard J.R. Young, who knocked down three three-pointers in a three-minute span. The Trojans outscored the locals, 13 to 12, in the the third stanza and both squads scored a dozen points in the fourth.

Pawhuska senior Trent Barnett finished with a game-high 14 points and Redeagle grabbed top rebounding honors with nine, which included six on the offensive boards. Lance Harden sparked the Huskie bench effort with five points and five rebounds. Other reserve scoring for the home squad came from Mattheu Rector, who had six points, and Bailey Thompson, with five.

On the previous night, the PHS boys had lost a close one at home to Newkirk. After trailing by more than a dozen points in that one, the Huskies rallied late before coming up short, 56-52. Barnett tallied 20 and Young added 10, including a three-pointer that pulled PHS within two points with four seconds left to play.

Dewey 60, PHS 43

In a Friday night contest at Dewey, the Huskies stayed close until midway through the second quarter when the Bulldoggers used three-point bombs to break away for a victory.

Pawhuska kept pace early and held a 12-10 advantage at the end of the opening period — thanks to four points apiece by Trent Barnett and J.R. Young (who each canned a trey and one free throw). Dewey never relinquished the lead after going up, 16-15, six minutes before halftime.

Young had 16 points for the Huskies, including a pair of three-pointers and three-of-four shooting at the free-throw line. PHS’s William Merrell and Matheu Rector added eight points each. Spencer Hayes and Trenton Anderson scored 19 apiece for the Doggers, who won their seventh straight on a night set aside to honor Dewey’s state tournament-qualifying hoops squad of 2005.

The Bulldogger attack was sparked by 10 three-pointers, including five by Hayes — who hit two in the first period, one in the second and three more in the third. In a mid-December meeting at Pawhuska, Dewey also had used its three-point proficiency in defeating the Huskies, 60-35.

Pawhuska put in 13 of 40 field-goal tries and went six for 16 from three-point distance. Dewey connected on 21 of 56 field-goal attempts and made 10 of 23 from behind the arc. The Huskies collected 30 rebounds in the contest, which was four fewer than the Doggers. Topping the PHS rebounders was Merrell, who pulled down nine, while Young and Rector grabbed five each. For Dewey, Brian Baughman had six boards and Jarrett Dillsaver got five.

The visiting Huskies played minus starting center Hayden Henley, who was out due to an ankle injury he sustained in a game earlier in the week. Also hindering PHS was the fact that one of its top scorers, Trey Redeagle, was limited to three points. Redeagle fouled out in the fourth quarter after being called for his third charging violation of the night — each of which cost the Huskies a basket.

Pawhuska is now 4-6 for the season. The Huskies are scheduled to play at home Thursday night against Pawnee. On Friday, PHS Basketball Homecoming is scheduled as part of the Huskies’ and Lady Huskies’ games with Barnsdall. The Pawhuska teams will participate in the Dewey Basketball Tournament, Jan. 19-24.

Bulldoggers 60, Huskies 43

Pawhuska: 12 - 10 - 13 -8 — 43

Dewey: 11 - 20 - 18 - 11 — 60

Pawhuska Huskies (4-6) — J.R. Young 16, Will Merrell 8, Mattheu Rector 8, Trent Barnett 4, Trey Redeagle 3, Bailey Thompson 2, Lance Harden 2, Tucker Helmer 0, Brandon Hicks 0, Colton Hindman 0, Dayton Kilpatrick 0. Coach: Monty Unruh.

Dewey Bulldoggers (7-4) — Spencer Hayes 19, Trenton Anderson 19, Hunter Hines 9, Blake Baughman 7, Drew Miller 2, Chase Kirby 2, Josh Gomez 2, Takado Ruble 2, Jarrett Dillsaver 0, Alfredo Lopez 0, Trevor Williams 0, Colton Thornton 0. Coach: Lance Knight.

Huskies 58, Trojans 39

Caney Valley: 6 - 8 - 13 - 12 — 39

Pawhuska: 19 - 15 - 12 -12 — 58

Caney Valley Trojans (0-7) — Bailey Eden 7, Logan Hunt 7, Jordan Smith 5, Cooper Eden 4, Daniel Garcia 4, Erick McLaughlin 3, Matt Bullick 3, Hunter Hines 2, Conner Parker 2, Christian Ballew 2, Hayden Moses 0. Coach: Donnie Scott.

Pawhuska Huskies (4-5) — Trent Barnett 14, J.R. Young 9, Trey Redeagle 8, Hayden Henley 7, Will Merrell 0, Mattheu Rector 6, Bailey Thompson 5, Lance Harden 5, Tucker Helmer 2, Dayton Kilpatrick 2, Brandon Hicks 0, Tristen Tucker 0, Colton Hindman 0. Coach: Monty Unruh.