Fort Gibson senior Kyle Dortch posted a double-double, scoring a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 4A No. 1 ranked Fort Gibson Tigers 72-47 over the Hilldale Hornets Tuesday night at the Hilldale Event Center.
Hornet Grant Sikes led the home team out of the gate strong, nailing three consecutive 3-pointers to open the game and an 11-2 lead with 5:13 left in the opening quarter.
With the Hornets up 16-8 with under 1:20 left in the first quarter, the Tigers (18-0) clawed back within striking distance with a pair of jumpers from Dortch. Then Rico Ybarra dropped in a pair of short floaters, the last at the quarter buzzer and pull the Tigers within 16-13.
A technical foul on Hilldale’s Alden Morton to open the second quarter was the momentum swing Fort Gibson needed. Jace Shepherd sank the pair of free shots and the Tigers began to hit their stride running out to a 13-0 run and a 24-16 lead until Sikes dropped in a layup with 3:45 to go before half. Seven second quarter turnovers didn’t help the Hornets along the way.
Mikay Winston connected on a long range 3-pointer with 1:22 before the half and pull the home team within 28-25 but Dortch hit a pair for a 33-27 lead for the Tigers.
And that was as close as the Hornets would get. Ybarra fired in eight of his 14 points, spurning a 14-5 run by the Tigers and a 47-33 lead with 5:40 left in the third quarter. Kaden Bass tried to stop the bleeding with five points late in the quarter but the damage was done, as Carson Calavan poured in seven of his 15 points in the quarter and the Tigers owning a 60-39 lead entering the final period.
Seth Martin was the high point man in the fourth quarter for the Tigers, chipping in six of his 14 points to hold the edge for the visitors.
Sikes finished with 20 points and six rebounds on the night for the Hornets as Ybarra and Martin had 14 points and Calavan 15 points for the Tigers.
The Hornets committed 17 turnovers on the night, all but three coming after the first quarter. While in contrast the Tigers only committed five on the night.
|FORT GIBSON 72 HILLDALE (BOYS)|
|FORT GIBSON|| 13|| 20|| 27|| 12|| 72|
|HILLDALE|| 16|| 11|| 12|| 8|| 47|
FORT GIBSON (18-0) – Kyle Dortch 24, Carson Calavan 15, Seth Martin 14, Rico Ybarra 14, Jorden Brown 3, Jace Shepherd|
|HILLDALE (8-6) – Grant Sikes 20, Juiah Steward 8, Hunter Dotson 6, Mikay Winston 6, Kaden Bass 5 |
GIRLS – Fort Gibson’s senior guard Kabree Edgmon’s 16 points sealed the deal for the visiting 4A No. 1 ranked Lady Tigers over the Hilldale Hornets 65-38 Tuesday night at the Hilldale Event Center.
It was the Lady Hornet’s Hailey Olson that took control of the game early in the opening period, scoring four quick points to pull the home team within 9-8 after Fort Gibson had jumped out to a 5-0 lead. But Edgmon had other ideas as she busted back to back 3-pointers push the Lady Tigers lead to 17-8 to end the first quarter.
Kenzie Mize added five of her 14 points in the second quarter but Fort Gibson was able to match point for point and hold a 30-19 lead heading into the half.
Edgmon drained a 3-pointer from the right wing to open the third quarter of play and a 33-19 lead for the Lady Tigers. Then Kayci Glover for into the act and popped another 3-pointer from the top of the key and push the visitors up 40-21 with 3:26 left in the third.
The nail in the coffin came when Edgmon drove the lane with seconds left in the third quarter, when she kicked it out to Alexis Wright, who launched a 3-pointer from the left wing and a 49-29 lead entering the fourth quarter.
A technical foul on Hilldale’s coach Scott Hensley with 6:15 left in the fourth quarter seemed to deflate the Lady Hornets as Fort Gibson’s Edgmon sank four consecutive free throws.
Mize ended the game with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Hornets on the night, Olson fished with seven.
Glover and Cunningham both finished with 11 points for Fort Gibson as Wright added 13 points and eight rebounds.
FORT GIBSON 65, HILLDALE 38 (GIRLS)|
|FORT GIBSON|| 17|| 13|| 19|| 16|| 65|
|HILLDALE|| 8|| 11|| 10|| 9|| 38||
FORT GIBSON (18-0) – Kabree Edgmon 16, Alexis Wright 13, Kayci Glover 11, Cailey Cunningham 11, Zoe Shieldnight 6, Danielle Johnson 5, Laney Swink 3, Ali Christie 2|
|HILLDALE – Kenzie Mize 14, Hailey Olson 7, Lacey Bell 6, McKayla Maxwell 4, Tyler McMillian 3, Taylor Sanchez 2, Morgan Gaddy 2|