Verdigris junior Lexy Borgstadt takes a shot at close range against Miami on Friday, Jan. 31.

Verdigris swats Vinita for sweep


VINITA — It was another classic between Class 4A top 10 girls basketball teams on Tuesday night.

Much like the last meeting, No. 7 Verdigris and No. 8 Vinita traded blows through a closely contested matchup before the Lady Cardinals secured the victory with only seconds remaining, this time resulting in a 49-47 decision.

Verdigris defeated the Lady Hornets 44-43 on Jan. 14.

The Borgstadt sisters, Lexy and Morgan, were at it again, combining for 29 points and 19 rebounds. Lexy Borgstadt, a junior, tallied a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds, while freshman Morgan Borgstadt managed 14 points and 7 rebounds.

They combined for 18 points in the first half alone.

Megan Turner, a senior, scored in double figures as well for Verdigris (17-3) with 10 points and 3 rebounds.

Lizzie Shephard led Vinita (15-4) with 16 points, and Kennady Roach added 11.

BOYS | VERDIGRIS 60, VINITA 47: Cardinals senior Tyler Haddock went off for 14 points—10 in the first half and 8 in the first quarter—and 5 rebounds to lead Verdigris to its second-straight victory.

His brother, junior Trent Haddock, recorded 13 points and 4 rebounds.

Brock Fugate, a senior fresh off reaching 1,000 career points last week, added 7 points and a team-high 9 rebounds. Ethan Bell had 8 points and 2 boards.

The Cardinals (14-6) held Vinita’s leading scorers, Cain Anderson and Lance Mason, scoreless in the fourth quarter. The Hornets (4-15) managed only 5 points in the frame as a result.

This came after Anderson scored 8 of his 14 points in the third quarter. Mason, who finished with 11 points, was held to only 2 points in the second half.

Verdigris travels to Rogers County rival Oologah on Friday for a twin bill that begins at 6:30 p.m. with the girls game.

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