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February 2, 2014

Oologah’s DeSpain scores 40 in road win over Hilldale

HILLDALE — Hilldale’s Hillary Calvert did anything she wanted Friday night against Oologah, on her way to a game-high 21 points, five steals and five rebounds, leading the Lady Hornets past the Lady Mustangs 61-27 at the Hilldale Event Center.

“We talked about intensity and giving great effort and the girls did that tonight,” said Hilldale coach Scott Hensley. “We keep improving every game and the girls are communicating better as the season goes on.”

Communication was evident early on as the Lady Hornets (10-5) forced Oologah into seven first-quarter turnovers then found the open player in the transition game. Calvert was the beneficiary of the fast pace ringing in 11 points in the quarter.

Facing a full court press early the Lady Mustangs could only muster two field goals in the first eight minutes of the game, leading to a 14-0 run by Hilldale and a 24-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.

“I thought we would have some success pressing them and we matched up well with them,” said Hensley. “Hillary shot the ball well but it was everyone kicking the ball out and making plays to create the turnovers.”

Hilldale led at the half 42-14, courtesy of Calvert’s shooting and Kenzie Mize contributing 11 points of her own off the bench.

Boys: Oologah 77, Hilldale 66

Oologah’s Breydon Despain rang up a game-high 40 points while shooting over 60 percent from the field and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead his team to the win.

The Hornets looked like they had the game in control early.  Bill Muse’s 3-pointer to open the game then a pair of midrange jumpers along with a deep 3 from Chandler Puckett gave Hilldale a 10-3 lead with just 3:06 gone in the first quarter.

Then Despain and company got on track.

Oologah’s Tripton Moore tied the game with a 3-pointer with 2:43 left in the opening period then Despain took the lead away from the Hornets 20-seconds later with a 3-pointer of his own 16-15.

Then it got ugly for the next 1:55 as the Mustangs cruised on a 12-4 run to close out the quarter and led 30-19 .

Hunter Howe tried to get the Hornets back in the game with 11 of his team-high 24 points in the second quarter but Despain and the Mustangs were there to match shot for shot and maintained that 11-point edge, 45-34.

The margin was still 11 entering the final period as Howe once again went to work, pumping in 10 points in the fourth quarter and the Hornets outscored the Mustangs 19-15 in the final eight minutes, but Oologah connected on eight of 11 free throws down the stretch.

Muse finished with 15 points, and Derek Altman added 12 points with 11 rebounds. Two other Oologah players joined Despain in double figures, Tripton Moore with 14 and Levi Potter with 11.

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