Jordan Chancellor came within seven points of outscoring Jay herself.
That is how unstoppable the Verdigris senior was Tuesday night, pouring in 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting — including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc — to lead the Lady Cardinals to a 51-27 road victory. She also tallied seven deflections, three rebounds and a steal.
Eleven of Chancellor’s points and three of her five 3-pointers came in the fourth quarter, in which Verdigris outscored the Lady Bulldogs 18-5. It was quite an improvement team wise from the third period, for the Lady Cardinals managed only six points during that eight-minute stretch.
In all, Verdigris shot 47.6% from the floor while holding Jay to 25% shooting.
Fellow senior Lexy Borgstadt was a force as well, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, six deflections, one assist and one steal. Her younger sister Morgan added nine points, six rebounds, six steals, four blocks and a deflection.
Marsis Foreman led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points, six of which came at the free-throw line. Skylar Brantley had a notable performance as well with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting.
Jay made more 3-pointers (4) than 2-point field goals (3), shooting 57.1% from deep.
The Lady Cardinals, ranked sixth in Class 4A, improved to 6-1 with the win and play Rogers County foe Claremore at 4 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Port City Classic, which was moved from the Catoosa Activity Center to the Verdigris Activity Center because of COVID-19 issues.
VERDIGRIS 51, JAY 27
VERDIGRIS — Jordan Chancellor 21, Lexy Borgstadt 15, Morgan Borgstadt 9, Blackwell 4, Jones 2.
JAY — Marsis Foreman 11, Brantley 8, Farley 3, S. Kirby 3, Barrows 1, L. Kirby 1.
3-point goals: Verdigris — Chancellor 5. Jay — Brantley 2, Foreman 1, S. Kirby 1.
Free throws: Verdigris 6-13. Jay 9-14.
Rebounds: Verdigris — L. Borgstadt 8, M. Borgstadt 6, Chancellor 3, Blackwell 2. TOTAL 19. Jay — L. Kirby 5, Gibe 4, Brantley 4, Foreman 3, Farley 3, S. Kirby 2, Chunestudey 1. TOTAL 22.
Turnovers: Verdigris 12. Jay 23.