Newkirk snaps Lady Huskies 4-game streak

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Pawhuska’s Arianna Soliano drives toward the basket during Friday’s game against Newkirk.

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The Lady Huskies took a four-game winning streak into Friday night’s game against Class 3A’s 12th-ranked Newkirk Lady Tigers, but the toll of playing a back-to-back games showed.

The Lady Huskies (13-8) defeated Barnsdall, 52-31, at Barnsdall on Thursday.

Broadbent said the Lady Huskies had played well during the four-game win streak. Friday night, PHS didn’t have much gas left in the tank.

“We had a let down tonight. That’s all there is to it,” PHS coach Luke Broadbent said. “We just didn’t play well. We didn’t shoot it well or bring a lot of energy.”

The Newkirk Lady Tigers didn’t have an energy shortage. They jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead, and kept building on that advantage through the rest of the game.

Katelyn Scheiber led the Lady Tigers scoring with 22. LeeAnn Cooper added 13.

Allyssa Reynolds led Pawhuska with 4 points.

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Pawhuska 52, Barnsdall 31

The Pawhuska Lady Huskies competed the season sweep of Barnsdall’s Lady Panthers with Thursday’s 52-31 win.

PHS defeated Barnsdall, 62-57 in overtime on Jan. 12 at Oren Terrill Fieldhouse.

Thursday night’s game wasn’t close as the Lady Huskies pressure defense held Barnsdall’s shooters to about 25 percent.

The Lady Huskies held a 27-19 advantage at the half, and held the Lady Panther to just 12 points in the second half.

Sierra Sellers scored 10 to led the Lady Huskies. Arianna Soliano added 9 and Kyleigh Reibel chipped in 8.

Barnsdall’s Khailey Sofien led all scorers with 11 points. Jasmine Shores contributed 9 points.

The Lady Huskies were scheduled to wrap up the season Tuesday night with an away game in Pawnee. However, a late week game may be scheduled against Hominy or Wesleyan Christian to keep the team sharp heading into the district tournament, which starts Feb. 17.