Claremore Daily Progress

March 2, 2013

4A AREA TOURNEY: Vinita edges Oologah in OT

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

SKIATOOK — Oologah’s journey to the Class 4A State Tournament ended with a hard-fought overtime loss to Vinita in the Area Tournament at Skiatook High School.

Under first-year head coach Kandy Damron, the No. 10 Lady Mustangs (20-7) gave No. 11 Vinita everything they wanted, but the Lady Hornets prevailed with a 43-36 victory.

Vinita moved to the consolation finals of the Class 4A Area Tournament Saturday after defeating Victory Christian, 36-35.

In the third meeting between the two teams, Oologah battled Vinita tooth-and-nail until getting outscored, 8-1, in overtime.

Kamry Chamberlain scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Lady Hornets’ offensive attack.

In the waning seconds of the fourth quarter, Oologah’s Jessica Wolfe buried a 25-footer to tie the game at 35-35 and force the extra period. Wolfe’s three-pointer was her only points of the game.

Vinita led 19-18 at halftime and 28-24 at the end of the third quarter. Carsyn Spurgeon joined Chamberlain in the scoring with nine points and Halie Liggett chipped in eight for Vinita.

Taylor McElhaney led Oologah with 13 points.