Claremore Daily Progress

January 11, 2013

Fort Gibson's Gary Hendrix nets 499th career win

CNHI News Services
CNHI News Services

OOLOGAH — Fort Gibson coach Gary Hendrix notched his 499th career victory Thursday as the Tigers downed Dewey 69-47 in a first-round game at the Oologah Tournament.



Two baskets by Jordon London gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead out of the gate. It was 20-10 at the end of the first quarter and 40-18 at the half — that being the final margin of victory.



Jordan Hill led the Tigers (8-2) with 19 points. London, who had 8 in the first quarter, had 17 for the game. Zach Lindley, who had half the Tigers’ first-quarter points, finished with 14.



Hendrix will go for 500 against Oologah at 8  tonight.



Brooke Palmer scored 21 points and Fort Gibson’s girls put it on cruise control, defeating Dewey 75-28 Thursday  in the first round of the Oologah Tournament.



The 4A No. 2 Lady Tigers led 29-14 after one quarter, fueled by five 3s — three by Taylor London. Then up 48-20, pitched a 21-0 shutout in the third though pulling back on the defensive clamps.



London finished with 12 points and CheyAnne Johnson had 11. Allie Glover and Jamie Hill had eight each. Fort Gibson (10-0) plays Catoosa at 3:30 p.m. today in one semifinal.