AFTON – A 10-8 edge in overtime helped the Kansas, Okla., squeeze by Afton 66-64 in the girls’ championship game at the Afton Coca-Cola Classic.
This marked the third straight year the third-ranked Lady Comets had beaten Afton to take the title.
Summit Christian eked out a 47-44 victory over Colcord to take the boys’ title.
In other boys’ games, it was Afton 72, Oklahoma Union 54 for third place and Kansas 61, Fairland 55 for fifth.
In other girls’ games, it was Oklahoma Union 40, Quapaw 27 for third place and Colcord 73, Summit Christian 35 for fifth.
Afton’s girls led 12-9 and 27-25 through the first two quarters, but fell behind when the Lady Comets held a 17-12 edge in the third frame.
The Lady Eagles sent the game into overtime with a 17-14 run in the fourth quarter.
Kelsey Barnwell got six of her 14 points in the overtime period to boost Kansas. Kortni Kendrick also added a clutch field goal.
Ashley Carroll and Macy Gibson each nailed a 3-point goal and Shelby Van Pielt added a field goal in overtime, but it wasn’t enough.
Kendrick had 25 points to head up the Lady Comet attack.
Carroll and Gibson scored 20 points each for Afton, which lost for the first time this season.
Summit Christian 47, Colcord 44
A 19-13 advantage over the final eight minutes helped lift Summit Christian.
Summit had led 8-6 after one quarter, but the Hornets held a 14-11 edge in the second.
Colcord bumped its lead up to three points heading into the final stanza.
Channing Migliore got eight of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to fuel Summit’s rally.
He was joined in double figures by Justin Kampe with 11 points.
Canaan Sherrell and Chris VanDyke scored 16 and 13, respectively, for Colcord.
Girls’ third place
Oklahoma Union 40, Quapaw 27
The Lady Wildcats managed only five points in the first half, including one in the second quarter.
As a result, Oklahoma Union was able to carry an 11-5 lead into the break.
The Lady Wildcats held a 13-12 advantage in the third quarter, but OU nailed down the win with a 17-9 run.
Kelsey Stacy had 15 points and Whitney Gibson chipped in with 10 for the Lady Cougars.
Paige Radford and Kaitlyn Brumley scored 11 each for Quapaw.
Boys’ third place
Afton 72, Oklahoma Union 54
A 24-point burst in the second quarter sent the Eagles on their way.
Afton, which had been pushed into the losers’ bracket by Colcord, had led only 16-12, but ballooned the lead to 14 by intermission.
The Eagles continued to pull away in the third period thanks to a 16-13 margin.
Ryan Markes finished with 21 points for Afton, with Shawn Free adding 16.
Three players were in double digits for the Cougars: Kyle Moore with 14, Joey Kuehn with 13 and Erick Green with 10.
Boys’ fifth place
Kansas 61, Fairland 55
The Comets made their move in the third quarter after having led by only one point (26-25) at the break.
Kansas saw a 14-7 advantage melt away when the Owls scored 18 points in the second period. Jesse Drosche led the way for FHS with 10 points and J.C. Morrow drained a 3-point goal, a conventional bucket and he added a free throw.
The Comets held a 14-9 edge in the third frame. Each team scored 18 points over the final eight minutes.
Girls fifth place
Colcord 73, Summit Christian 35
The Lady Hornets set the tone for the game by scoring 22 points in the opening period.
They carried a 37-15 lead into the half then outscored Summit 15-7 in the third stanza.
Colcord finished up with a 21-13 margin in the fourth quarter.
Tinelle Williams finished with a game-high 24 points. She got 18 of that in the first half and had 10 after the first quarter.
Alene Sanders also was in double figures with 16 points.
Kim Lenard had 14 points and Deanna Few added 10 for Summit.