Claremore Daily Progress


January 4, 2013

SAC MEN'S BB: Wayland rallies past St. Gregory's, 72-70

SHAWNEE — Wayland Baptist guard Travis Payton hit the game-winning floater in the lane with six seconds remaining, securing a 72-70 win for the Pioneers over St. Gregory's Thursday night at W.P. Wood Field House. Payton's bucket came after a furious Cavalier rally in the last minute to tie the game.

Down by five with under a minute to play, SGU's Josiah Campbell hit a shot in the lane to cut it to 70-67 with 39 seconds remaining. Fayzon Richey, who came into the contest fifth in the NAIA in points per game, then stole the next WBU possession at midcourt and drove the right side for a score while drawing a foul with 18 seconds left. After the free throw, it was tied at 70, setting the stage for Payton.

Richey and freshman Tim Stromberg led all SGU scorers with 14 points each. Devonte Young, whose driving shot at the buzzer clanged off the back of the rim, finished with 13. Payton had 15 points for the Pioneers.

The visitors shot 50 percent from the field for the game and held a slight 35-31 advantage on the boards. Ten of the 11 Cavaliers who saw the court scored.

SGU dug an early 12-2 hole, scoring on just one of its first seven possessions. WBU maintained that advantage and led by as many as 13 in the first half. The Cavs trailed 32-20 with 3:12 left but closed the period on a 12-4 run. Dylan Lemley's running jumper from the baseline at the intermission buzzer cut the lead to four.

SGU shot 48 percent in the first half, led by Richey's nine points on 3 of 5 shooting. The Pioneers converted 12 Cavalier turnovers into 12 points in the first 20 minutes.

The home team's positive momentum carried over into the second half, as SGU scored eight of the period's first 10 points. That run was capped off by Richey's breakaway dunk to give the Cavs their first lead of the game at 40-38 with 17:52 to play.

The Pioneers battled back, denying SGU scores on eight of its next 11 possessions and took a 53-46 lead on a Reggie Fondren three-pointer from the wing with 11:09 left. That lead held until late. It was 61-54 WBU at the 5:21 mark when the Cavs went on an 8-1 run over a two-minute span. Young tied it at 62 with a three-pointer and a floater in the lane on consecutive possessions.

The Cavs return to action Saturday at home against Lubbock Christian. That game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Members of Shawnee's civic clubs will receive free admission to both the men's and women's games on Saturday.

Text Only
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0114web.jpg SOCCER: JV Lady Zebras edge Verdigris, 2-1

    Claremore sophomore forward Brylee Brasher may have felt a little out of position Monday night during the junior varsity game against Verdigris.
    Normally, starting in the goal for the Lady Zebras varsity team, Brasher came out of her comfort zone to start at forward for the Claremore JV.
    The position switch proved to be a great decision for head coach Robin Sutherland, as Brasher showed a tenacity on offense that led to Claremore’s 2-1 win over Verdigris.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Claremore’s Stone leads NSU tennis to MIAA title

    Amanda Stone was a player the last time Northeastern State won a conference title in tennis. This time, she’s the coach.
    Thanks to a 9-0 rout of Lindenwood on Saturday, No. 31 Northeastern State claimed no worse than a share of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship.

    April 16, 2014

  • Vian's Rowdy Simon seeks playing time in Tulsa backfield

    The Tulsa football team practiced for two hours on Saturday and finished the workout with a 102-play scrimmage.

    Whereas last Saturday's scrimmage was dominated by the Tulsa defense, today's scrimmage session was a more balanced. The Tulsa offense scored on 10 of 21 possessions, including six touchdowns and four field goals, and the Tulsa defense had two takeaways.

    April 16, 2014

  • FOOTBALL: Tulsa-Tulane season opener moved to Aug. 28

    The American Athletic Conference announced today that the Tulsa-Tulane football game, scheduled for the first weekend of the 2014 season, will be played on Aug. 28 at The University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium.

    April 16, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas cruises past SFA, 7-2

    The Arkansas baseball team (23-15) jumped out to an early lead Tuesday evening and never looked back, picking up a 7-2 win over Stephen F. Austin (15-21) at Baum Stadium.

    April 16, 2014

  • Hornbeak leaving OU men's basketball program

    In a surprising decision, sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak informed Oklahoma’s coaching staff on Tuesday he will transfer at the end of the spring semester.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rave reviews following OU's spring game

    Oklahoma didn’t play a game as much as it put on a show Saturday at Owen Field. At least, that was the intent.

    April 16, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Sooners outlast Cowboys in 18-inning marathon

    The longest game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium lasted 18 innings between the Bedlam rivals. The Oklahoma Sooners converted three runs in the top of the 18th to come away with a 12-9 victory.

    April 16, 2014

  • Locust Grove cleans house, ousts four coaches

    Locust Grove High School has relieved head wrestling coach Johnny Cook and head boys basketball coach Ronnie Maple of their coaching duties, school sources said Tuesday.

    April 16, 2014