Claremore Christian

TULSA — The Claremore Christian Lady Warriors raced past the Tyro Eagles (Kan.) 80-20 in the HCAA Class 1A Green Country regional championship game Monday at Wright Christian Academy.

Claremore Christian cruised 79-16 on its home floor in the regional semifinal against Prism (Ark.) this past Friday.

The Lady Warriors (15-0) earned a bye into the state tournament semifinals Friday night at 7 p.m. at Wright Christian.

Claremore Christian had a trio of double-figure scorers. Kaylee Blair had a game-high 25 points and completed her double-double with 11 rebounds.

Hannah Schulze finished with 23 points while Brooklyn Woods also registered a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lady Warriors had a dominant start, scoring the first 23 points of the game and surrendered just a single free throw in the opening period.

Claremore Christian was ahead 40-7 at the half and 63-13 after three quarters. Reserves Jaxcie McKinney and Katelyn Fisher then got some quality time in the final stanza, and each played well at both ends of the floor.

"It was a solid win," Claremore Christian coach Katie Schulze said. "Any time you can almost get everyone scoring is good. I felt like the defense played strong as a whole."

One potential setback occurred when McKenna Mitchell suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter. Mitchell did not return, but coach Schulze said she believes she should be able to play on Friday.

NOTE: The Claremore Christian boys edged Immanuel Christian 58-56 last Friday and then toppled Cornerstone 61-43 on Saturday to claim the 1A Frontier regional.

The Warriors (3-12) will play in the state quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Union Christian in Fort Smith, Ark.

Logan Picolett, a freshman, scored 31 points, including the game-winner with just over three seconds left to take down Immanuel, the No. 1 overall seed in 1A boys.

Aiden Phillips finished 9 points while Caleb Ekedal had 6 points and a team-high 7 rebounds against Immanuel.

Claremore used a trio of double-figure scorers to beat Cornerstone. Picolett led the way again with 19 points, while Peyton Abbott and Phillips finished with 18 and 11 points, respectively.

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