WAGONER – Fort Gibson Senior guard Rico Ybarra had the game high 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the 4A No. 1 ranked Tigers in a 72-46 whipping of the Wagoner Bulldogs Friday night.
Fort Gibson jumped out on a 10-0 run before the home team ever got on the board, that came with 5:15 left in the opening quarter when Jaceuon Roberson sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Just under 60-seconds later the Bulldog’s Kellen Strickland sank a 3-pointer of his own and pull the home team within 10-6.
Ybarra and company closed out the quarter on a 10-6 run for the visiting Tigers (22-0) and a 20-12 lead to end the first period.
Jace Shepherd scored six of his 10 points in the second quarter and Carson Calavan chipped in five as the Tigers built a 39-20 lead entering half time.
Ybarra once again had the hot hand in the third quarter, scoring six but Wagoner’s Matt Shinkman dropped in eight of his 10 points and try to keep the Bulldogs in the fight.
Postman Kyle Dortch gave the Bulldogs the knockout punch, scoring eight of his 18 points in the final quarter, his final points a long range 3-pointer from the top of the key with just under 5:00 left to play.
Gabe Shoemaker did make a showing in the final quarter for Wagoner, nailing three 3-pointers to keep the game respectable late.
Fort Gibson travels to Verdigris Tuesday night to finish up the regular season and will begin district play Saturday night at Fort Gibson against Wagoner.
|FORT GIBSON 72 WAGONER 46 (BOYS)|
|FORT GIBSON|| 20|| 19|| 16|| 17|| 72|
|WAGONER|| 12|| 8|| 13|| 13|| 46|
|FORT GIBSON (22-0) – Rico Ybarra 20, Kyle Dortch 18, Seth Martin 14, Jace Shepherd 10, Carson Calavan 7, Jorden Brown 2, Zach Evans 1|
|WAGONER (8-13) – Jaceuon Roberson 11, Matt Shinkman 10, Gabe Shoemaker 11, Chris Coulter 9, Dyallan Mayfield 2, Kellen Strickland 2|
GIRLS – Sophomore post Danielle Johnson poured in 15 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the 4A No. 1 ranked and undefeatd Fort Gibson Lady Tigers past the Wagoner Bulldogs 62-21 Friday night.
Senior Ali Christie led the Lady Tigers (22-0) early in the game, posting five of her 10 points in the first quarter as the visitors ran to a 23-5 lead over the Lady Bulldogs at the end of the first period.
Johnson went to work on the inside game scoring seven of her 15 points in the second quarter as the Lady Tigers jumped to 15-4 run and a 40-9 lead with 3:44 left in the second quarter.
Dez Penny popped in a pair of short jumpers for the home team Wagoner but a 3-pointer from the left wing by Cailey Cunningham as the second quarter buzzer slammed the door shut and a 48-13 lead heading into the half.
The obvious damage was done as in the opening minutes of the third period the Lady Tigers starters exited the game as the reserves only managed 16 points in the final two quarters.
Zoe Sheildnight fished with 11 points and Christie finished with a double-double on the night, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Tigers forced 19 turnovers on the night, committing just six themselves.
|FORT GIBSON 62, WAGONER 21 (GIRLS)|
|FORT GIBSON|| 23|| 25|| 5|| 9|| 62|
|WAGONER|| 5|| 8|| 4|| 4|| 21|
|FORT GIBSON (22-0) – Danielle Johnson 15, Zoe Sheildnight 11, Ali Christie 10, Kabree Edgmon 9, Alexis Wright 5, Kylee Snell 3, Cailey Cunningham 3, Laney Swink 2, Grace Crawley 2|
|WAGONER – Dar Dar Penny 5, Dez Penny 4, Shamara Virgil 4, Jaylin Powell 2, Alize Foabes 2, Katlyn Bruce 2, Megan Hopkins 2|