INOLA — Fans of the Inola Longhorns and the Holland Hall Dutch got their money's worth in opening round action of the Jerry Oquin Tournament Tuesday.
The Inola boys prevailed 74-70 in overtime while the Class 3A fifth-ranked Lady Dutch edged the Lady Longhorns 50-49.
The Longhorns (2-1) face Class 5A eighth-ranked Coweta Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the winners bracket. The Lady Horns (0-3) play Verdigris Friday at 7 p.m. in the losers bracket.
Inola boys 74, Holland Hall 70 (OT) — Carson Thompson scored a game-high 28 points for the Longhorns. Teammate Micah Bell added 23. Corbin Daniels finished with 25 points to pace the Class 3A No. 20 Dutchmen (0-3).
Jordan Spurlock came up big in the extra frame for Inola as he converted on 7-of-8 free throw attempts. That came after Spurlock missed the front end of a 1-and-1 in a tie game with 10 seconds left in regulation.
Thompson made his ninth and final three pointer with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter to put the Longhorns up 63-62. He then added the front end of a 1-and-1 with 23 seconds to play in regulation.
Daniels tied the game at 64-64 with 12 seconds remaining, but lost track of the score and fouled Spurlock a couple of ticks later. Spurlock failed on that try at the line, but atoned big time in the extra period.
Holland Hall girls 50, Inola 49 — Rylee Bynum and Kylee Day scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, for the Lady Longhorns. Gabby Gregory had a double-double, 28 points and 13 rebounds, for the Lady Dutch (3-0).
The game was tight throughout. The score was tied 14-14 after the first quarter and 25-25 at the half. Holland Hall then held a 40-37 advantage after three periods.
Bynum made a trey just before the buzzer in the third and then hit another from long distance for the opening points of the fourth. Inola finished 10-for-20 on 3-pointers in the contest.
Carrington Jones-Jackson hit a three with 1:30 remaining for the Lady Dutch. Those turned out to be the game's final points, but there was still plenty of drama late.
Holland Hall missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 11 seconds left, but retained possession. The Lady Dutch then missed another 1-and-1 with nine seconds to play.
This time, the Lady Longhorns secured the rebound and raced down court. However, a running shot in the lane bounded off the glass and fell to the floor as time expired.