Sequoyah swept Barnsdall in the first round of the Regent Prep Invitation on Thursday, with the boys claiming a 58-35 victory while the girls soared to a 53-18 win.
Here is how those games went down:
Boys: It was a 3-point party for Sequoyah on Thursday afternoon, and Cooper Thompson had the hottest hand.
The guard hit six shots from deep, splitting them evenly through the second and third quarters to finish with 19 points while leading the Eagles to a 58-35 victory over Barnsdall at the Regent Prep Invitational in Tulsa.
Sequoyah (5-1) made nine 3-pointers in all, with Kaleb Bickel, Braxton Bulman and Nick Perry accounting for the remaining three. Bulman tallied 11 points to join Thompson in double figures while Karson Bickel added 10 points.
The Eagles started slow and trailed the Panthers 10-8 after one quarter, but it didn’t take them much longer to find a rhythm. Sparked by nine points from both Thompson and Bulman, Sequoyah outscored Barnsdall 26-11 in the second period to take a 34-21 halftime lead.
It was then the defense’s turn to shine, holding the Panthers to only two third-quarter points to widen the advantage to 30 points at 53-23 heading into the final eight minutes.
Barnsdall won the fourth 12-5, but that differential did little to change the outcome. B. Eckert led the Panthers with 10 points, six of which came in the first quarter.
Sequoyah plays Porter in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Pirates defeated Summit Christian 53-41 in the first round.
The Lady Eagles (2-3) played Barnsdall as well, advancing to the semifinals with an emphatic 53-18 win. They will face Porter, which defeated Prue 57-26, at 3 p.m. Friday.
Girls: As dominant as Sequoyah’s defense was in the first half, it was even more so in the second.
After surrendering six points in both the first and second quarters, the Lady Eagles gave up only six total in the third and fourth. Barnsdall managed one point in the third quarter.
That defensive performance gave the offense time to get going, and the likes of Sidney Roland and Kyra Crenshaw took advantage.
Roland led all scorers with 14 points, and Crenshaw added 12.