Four area teams were playing for high school basketball tournament championships Saturday, and all three came up short.

Victory Christian took down Claremore, 73-61, in the Lake Keystone Classic at Mannford in the boys finals.

Claremore Sequoyah’s girls were beaten by Jay, 31-24, in the finals at the Adair tournament.

Jay won the girls bracket at Vinita, defeating Oologah, 70-43, in the finals.

And, playing at home in the Jerry Oquin tournament, the Inola girls were victims of Coweta, 62-40.

Verdigris completed its initial appearance in the Oklahoma’s Best girls tournament in Tulsa, falling to Fort Gibson, 63-47, in the fifth-place game.

Victory Christian handed Claremore its first loss with an quick start. Victory ran out to a 19-12 first-period lead, and placed four scorers in double figures to handle the Zebras.

Jaren Riley led the Zebras with 22 and Dallas Randen contributed 18.

The Sequoyah girls finals was a slow-down exhibition. Only when Jay unloaded 13 points in the final quarter did either team ever score in double figures.

After an 8-8 draw in the first period, Sequoyah went ahead, 11-10, at halftime by outscoring Jay, 3-2, in the second. Sophomore Hannah Ritter of Jay led all scorers with 13.

At Inola, Class 5A Coweta jumped out to a 23-3 first-period lead, and increased that to 40-17 at halftime.

Coweta, led by sophomore Jenni Bryan’s 20 points, had three players in double figures. Bailey Gins scored 15 to lead Inola.

It was much the same at Vinita. The host Lady Hornets received double-digit scoring from four players to stop Oologah. Vinita led, 15-11, at the first quarter, then outscored the Lady Mustangs, 43-23, over the middle two periods.



At Inola



INOLA 54, STILWELL 42

Boys, 3rd place

Stilwell 14 11 7 10 — 42

Inola 11 11 13 19 — 54

Stilwell — P.Eubanks 16, Hawkins 8, Swaffer 8. H.Eubanks 3, Cochran 3, Soap 2, Roberts 2.

Inola — Cotton 12, Stone 11, Feemster 11, Alex Weaver 8, Aaron Weaver 6, Elseman 4, Lahmeyer 2.



At Bartlesville

PUTNAM WEST 76, CATOOSA 30

Boys, 7th place

Catoosa 3 2 19 6 — 30

PC West 25 22 15 14 — 76

Catoosa — Loomis 15, Goad 6, Fletcher 4, Jones 3, South 2.

Putnam City West — M.Fields 12, Irwin 10, Bell 10, McCullough 9, Wilson 8, Bluford 6, Cobb 6, Neal 5, A.Fields 2, Chapman 2, Adams 2, Mosley 2.



At Mannford

VICTORY CHRISTIAN 73, CLAREMORE 61

Boys, 1st place

Victory Christian 19 12 19 23 — 73

Claremore 12 13 15 21 — 61

Victory Christian — Agbasi 21, Waters 18, Crawford 17, Williams 11, Bowen 2, Paulsen 2, Dumond 2.

Claremore — Riley 22, Randen 18, Miller 11, James 3, Seago 2, Mosley 2, Boyles 2, Hines 1.



At Inola

COWETA 62, INOLA 40

Girls, 1st place

Coweta — Bryan 20, Mills 11, Selvidge 10, Smith 8, Sommer 5, Nowlin 4, Morgan 2, Murphy 2.

Inola — Gins 15, Mathews 7, Swanson 6, Sears 5, Houck 3, Sanders 3, Crane 1.



At Adair

JAY 31, C. SEQUOYAH 24

Girls, 1st place

Clare Sequoyah 8 3 6 7 — 24

Jay 8 2 8 13 — 31

Claremore Sequoyah — Fuller 8, Weast 6, Goad 4, May 4, Harrison 1.

Jay — Ritter 13, Robertson 8, Raney 6, Morrow 4.



At Vinita

VINITA 70, OOLOGAH 43

Girls, 1st place

Oologah 11 10 13 9 — 43

Vinita 15 20 23 12 — 70

Oologah — Young 10, Hotfelt 9, Jeffs 9, Linihan 8, Allen 3, Parker 2, Bailey 2.

Vinita — Fritz 14, Tyler 11, Callahan 11, Negrete 10, Daggs 8, Phillips 8, Skinner 3, Moorhead 2, Iverson 2, Hoodenpyle 1.



Oklahoma’s Best

FORT GIBSON 63, VERDIGRIS 47

Girls, 5th place

Verdigris 10 8 11 18 — 47

Fort Gibson 17 17 9 20 — 63

Veridgris — Clarke 23, Mitchell 10, Nichols 6, Brim 5, Stout 2, K.Heskett 1.

Fort Gibson — Miller 18, Crutchfield 14, Mackey 12, Shepherd 11, Wilson 4, Pride 4.