Claremore Daily Progress

January 26, 2014

PORT CITY CLASSIC: Lady Zebras fall in semis to Victory Christian

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CATOOSA — Victory Christian’s LaRanda Thomas tallied a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Conquerors past the Claremore Lady Zebras, 33-29 in the semifinals Friday afternoon at the 48th Annual Port City Classic.

The win secured Victory Christian a berth in Saturday’s championship game against Verdigris.

Claremore faced Grove Saturday afternoon in the third-place game.

Thomas scored 13 of her 24 points in the second half as Victory Christian rallied from a 23-20 halftime deficit.

Lauren Chancellor highlighted the Lady Zebras offense with 10 points.

The Lady Zebras played without leading scorer Anna McGuire, who was on a college recruiting trip to Colorado.

Skylar Muncy converted a layup with 4:26 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Claremore a 27-25 lead.